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Tar sands threat moves closer

Getting Warmer
Last week, the National Energy Board of Canada gave approval to a proposal by pipeline giant Enbridge to reverse and increase the flow of crude oil — including diluted bitumen from Alberta — in its “Line 9B” pipeline from Westover, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec.  
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 14, 2014

To Open or Not...?

In Layman's Terms
Are open relationships worth it?
By: DANA FADEL  |  March 14, 2014

System upgrade

Politics + Other Mistakes
It’s not that Michaud, who’s represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District for more than a decade, is completely worthless.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 14, 2014

City considering a makerspace

Creative Zone
The Portland Arts and Creative Enterprise (PACE), as envisioned by the organizers, would be a place for artists, entrepreneurs, and makers to work, build, and test new ideas.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 06, 2014

Learning from FairPoint's disasters

Never Again Dept.
Two bills before the Maine legislature seek to pry lessons from the hard time FairPoint has had taking over the former Verizon landline operations in Maine since 2009.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 06, 2014

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Anatomy of a rip-off, Part II

State gives millions to whoever walks in the door
Imagine if state government gave out millions of dollars a year to fat-cat financiers, big banks,  and speculative ventures without monitoring how the money is spent — basically, giving it to whoever walks in the door as long as they flash a few credentials.
By: LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 06, 2014



Beyond politics

Press Releases
Today’s US media environment might well seem extremely gay-friendly.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 06, 2014

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Youth against Putin

Alright, comrades, the games are over.
A brave new film fights Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law — and how a Maine activist helped ensure its production.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  March 05, 2014

Have you heard this song before?

Politics + Other Mistakes
Could it be that all the major choices for governor in 2014 are little more than slight variations on the former two-term governor best remembered for his failed Dirigo Health program, his failed Pine Tree Development Zones, his failed consolidation of the county jails, and his creation of a Department of Health and Human Services so big it was bound to fail?
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2014

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Spreading awareness about Lyme

Ticky Business
The Falmouth-based non-profit health center True North is holding a community conference this weekend geared toward educating practitioners and the public about how to prevent and treat Lyme.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 05, 2014

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Attack of the green crabs

Meet the invaders putting Maine shellfish at risk
Shellfish harvesters say the voracious predators, which originally came over on ships from Europe, are decimating the third-largest commercial fishery in the state.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 27, 2014



Not quite under the radar

Diverse City
In many cases, if it were not for our modern day Underground Railroad for people of color — better known as social media — many of these stories would never make it into the general public consciousness.
By: SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 26, 2014

Legally blind

Politics + Other Mistakes
Portland has lost a series of significant cases in recent months, most of which wouldn’t have ended up in court if the city had gotten good advice from its attorneys — and paid attention to it.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 26, 2014

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The tequila odyssey

An epic journey to 13 Portland bars
Each of the city’s drinking establishments has its roots in some primordial myth.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 20, 2014

Money and movie stars

Politics + Other Mistakes
Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2014

STEM = scam?

One Cent's Worth
One Cent's Worth
By: ZACK ANCHORS  |  February 20, 2014



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Anatomy of a taxpayer rip-off

State House Watch
To try to restore several hundred mill jobs to the historic paper-making North Country towns of Millinocket and East Millinocket, Maine’s politicians, in a bipartisan manner, have given away and are planning to give away millions of taxpayer dollars to various corporate interests, including big, out-of-state banks.
By: LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 19, 2014

Dropkick me, Jesus (through the goalposts of life)

Politics + Other Mistakes
Are you there Angus? It’s me, God.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 12, 2014

Happy V-Day!

In Layman's Terms
Anal sex and late bloomers
By: DANA FADEL  |  February 13, 2014

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Original weed musical coming to Portland

Herbal Remedies
Somewhere, Maine: The Marijuana Musical , is a dramatic look at one year on a marijuana farm in the Western hills of Maine.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 12, 2014

No death penalty for Maine prisoner

Justice Watch
In 2008, within a supposedly high-security prison in the giant federal correctional complex in Florence, Colorado, Gary Watland, a “boarder” from Maine, murdered another inmate, white supremacist Mark Baker.
By: LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 12, 2014


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