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In defense of bears

Letter to the editor
Those of us who want to protect Maine black bears and help decrease their suffering at human hands have no other agenda, contrary to Mr. Diamon’s claim.
By: LETTER TO THE EDITOR  |  October 03, 2014

Cops, race, and the rules

Talk about it
On Monday night, city police chief Michael Sauschuck addressed a crowd at the Portland Public Library responding to questions that emerged from a community dialogue on August 26 which focused on race and police.
By: HEATHER FORAN  |  October 03, 2014

Failing Psych 101

Gov watch
The Democrats cited a sobering list of problems ranging from patient abuse to issues of funding that they claim characterize mental health care in Maine, and which Governor LePage has failed to address.
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  October 03, 2014

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The little things

How sexism shows up in the Maine music scene
Ever talk to someone face to face while a booger hangs freely from their nose? Great. Then you know how it feels for me to have to say, “guys, you’ve got a booger.”  
By: OLIVIA GUNN  |  October 02, 2014

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Digital D8ing

In Layman's Terms
“I’d like to hear other people’s experience in online dating: Tinder, OKCupid, Match.com. I’m hesitant to pursue this but have heard a lot of successful stories."
By: DANA FADEL  |  October 01, 2014

Not an idiot

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics and Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 01, 2014



Spose deeply offended by Maine GOP's suggestion of depravity

Mock press releases
In a press release last Friday, the Maine GOP makes the suggestion that a Spose lyric contained in a Knack Factory video “suggests Senator Collins performs graphic sexual acts.” Nothing could be further from the truth.  
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 01, 2014

Board votes to ax programs, sell office

#USMfuture
The USM community faces a hard reality after the UMS System Board of Trustees unanimously voted to eliminate three degree programs in Geosciences, American and New England Studies, and Lewiston-Auburn’s Arts and Humanities on Monday.  
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  October 01, 2014

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Outing Private Violence

USM film screening offers collective response for DV victims and advocates
Everybody knows domestic violence is a serious issue. The problem is knowing exactly where it lives.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014

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The history of violence

Abuse prevention efforts in maine, its campuses, and beyond
Domestic violence occurs “when one person chooses to use violence or threats of violence against a partner to obtain power.”
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  September 19, 2014

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Facing program cuts, university moves critical meeting to Fort Kent

#USMFuture
If you’re not angry about what’s happening at the University of Southern Maine, it’s time to pay attention.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014



Carving out space

Queersay
My amiable experience as a queer teen had nothing to do with confidence. I was comfortable in my perceived straightness, my family structure, and my day-to-day. This isn’t the case for many young queers.
By: BRODY WOOD  |  September 19, 2014

Take the gamble

Politics and Other Mistakes
Governments need stuff to regulate. Otherwise, we wouldn’t need governments.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2014

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Politics of place

Environment watch
This weekend, environmentally-conscious Mainers have two solid options for living into their beliefs toward an ecologically sound world.
By: HEATHER FORAN  |  September 18, 2014

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Fall arts preview

Our picks for the most anticipated arts events of the season
Week-by-week highlights until the holiday season
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 12, 2014

A deep divide remains

Diverse City
It was understood even 46 years ago that change and true racial equality would not happen until white America experienced a paradigm shift.
By: SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 12, 2014



The E.C. plan

Politics and Other Mistakes
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has proposed a much-needed change in the way Maine chooses its governor. Under the Cutler plan, the only people allowed to run would be those with the initials E.C.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 12, 2014

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Among the stars

Notes from Experiencers Speak 2014, the alien abduction support group
“Consider yourself in a judgment-free bubble ‘til Sunday night,” Peter says, reminding us that information shared over the weekend is “extraordinarily personal.”
By: TEAL GARDELLA  |  September 12, 2014

Voter awareness efforts ramp up

Fill in the bubble
As election season looms a mere eight weeks away, most Mainers are fully aware just how much is at stake in the future of the state. But let’s not take any chances.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2014

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Comprehensive Maine farm book due soon


Mary Quinn Doyle has spent the last two years traveling between Aroostook and York counties (and to the 14 in between) learning about and documenting 178 farms. Her compilation will be published this week in a book titled Unique Maine Farms.  
By: HEATHER FORAN  |  September 12, 2014

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Point of contention

Workers, unions, politicians protest FairPoint’s ‘bad faith’ effort
On Monday, hundreds of workers and supporters rallied in Portland to protest to the labor practices—or lack thereof—of FairPoint Communications.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 05, 2014


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