The Point

Maine and what to make of it

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017: Collins didn’t lead on Pruitt, minimum wage needs revision, Katahdin monument support
EDITORIALS

Action, not more study, needed to tackle addiction crisis

With Mainers dying at the alarming rate of essentially one per day from drug overdoses, a legislative task force to assess the problem and offer solutions sounds like too little, too late. Lawmakers can ensure this isn’t the case by fast tracking and removing impediments from what is known to work, such as medication-assisted treatment.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017: Collins didn’t lead on Pruitt, minimum wage needs revision, Katahdin monument support
The Point

How Maine police shootings are investigated

In the past two weeks police have shot dead three people in two separate cases, and four officers have been taken off active duty.
CONTRIBUTORS

Maine needs the good-paying jobs nuclear energy provides

OpEd: Mainers should develop a strategy to capitalize on our assets and determine how they can be used to stimulate the state’s economy and generate good-paying jobs. I believe nuclear energy can be an important part of that strategy.
CONTRIBUTORS

Neo-McCarthyite furor around Russia is counterproductive

OpEd: What we don’t need is a replay of Cold War hysteria that cuts off debate, slanders skeptics and undermines any effort to explore areas of agreement with Russia in our national interest.
POLL QUESTION

Sen. Collins says she’s open to demanding Trump’s tax returns

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine made the remark to a local radio program Wednesday, in which she stated that “many of the members” on the Intelligence panel will formally request that ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn testify before the committee.
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