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Pro-pot sentiment continues to grow in Maine
Maine’s medical marijuana activists celebrated several victories over the last couple of legislative sessions, and they’re (mostly) looking forward to local and statewide legalization campaigns coming over the next two years.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 17, 2014

Michael James sent back to prison

The hearing’s topic was whether James’s “antisocial personality disorder” was enough of a mental disease to keep him from being sent to prison.
By: LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 16, 2014

So long, Slainte

Venue Watch
Why would so many lament a little venue with sightlines that make Fenway Park look wide open?
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2014

USM president restores layoffs

The rescindment reverses announcements made last month, but would not presently include the USM programs recommended to be eliminated.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 16, 2014

Clean elections on the line

One Cent's Worth
If Maine’s Clean Elections Act was applied to federal elections, and thoroughly funded and strengthened, it’s a safe bet that Congressional priorities would shift profoundly, with a lot less emphasis on policies that happen to align with the nation’s plutocrats.
By: ZACK ANCHORS  |  April 16, 2014

It's the money that matters

Politics + Other Mistakes
The average Maine voter, defined for purposes of this column as someone closely resembling me, has concluded that the current legislative session has been a disaster.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 16, 2014

Campus controversy

 Reader Feedback
Re: "Crisis at USM" by Nick Schroeder, March 28, 2014
By: LETTER TO THE EDITOR  |  April 11, 2014

Green behind the ears

Politics + Other Mistakes
Outside of an infestation in Portland’s city government and a sprinkling of midcoast activists protesting stuff that probably won’t happen anyway, the party isn’t really part of the debate.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 10, 2014

Colossal conundrum

In Layman's Terms
Size matters?
By: DANA FADEL  |  April 10, 2014


Art book shows creative side of autism

Across the Spectrum
Awareness and understanding lags behind, but an art book may help shed new light on the intersection of ASD and creativity.
By: JIM BAUMER  |  April 10, 2014

Sangillo's liquor license renewal denied

Venue Watch
It was a surly scene Monday night at Sangillo’s Tavern, where I watched the city council debate and ultimately vote to deny the renewal of the bar’s liquor license by a vote of 5-4.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 14, 2014


Out in Maine Spring 2014

In this issue: Gay marriage sweeping the nation; honeymoon planning tips, Legends: The Music of Judy Garland, and more
Maine's only LGBTQ lifestyle publication.
By: OUT IN MAINE  |  April 10, 2014


Nude muses

The art - and craft - of figure modeling
What motivates a person to face one of our greatest collective fears for $20 an hour?
By: MATT DODGE  |  April 10, 2014


A cross-campus coalition rallies, winning allies and modest gains

By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 04, 2014

US interests in Ukraine and Syria linked by pipeline politics

Global perspective
Iran and Qatar both share portions of this enormous reserve, however, each country relies on pipeline routes to Europe through Syria, who is in the midst of a civil war.
By: LEW KINGSBURY  |  April 04, 2014

Folly of youth

Politics + Other Mistakes
We now know what’s to blame for the decrepit condition of Maine’s economy.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 03, 2014

A sunnier outlook

Press Releases
The Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project released its annual State of the News Media report last week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 03, 2014


Locking up the mentally ill

The agony of Michael James
The merger of the prison and mental-health systems continues
By: LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 03, 2014

Can't drink that!

Diverse City
Sangillo’s, considered by many to be one of Portland’s iconic dives, has had a bit of trouble in the past year.
By: SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  March 28, 2014

Return of the king

Politics + Other Mistakes
Democrats in the Maine Legislature need either John Martin or Vladimir Putin.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 28, 2014
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