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Elections 2012
A strong voice of reason on many issues, former Cumberland County sheriff Mark Dion is a solid supporter of medical-marijuana access, providing a powerful law-enforcement perspective that is credible because of his experience and his depth of thought about the larger issues at hand.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 31, 2012

Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)

Hats in the Ring Dept.
Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 01, 2010

Bragdon vs. Trevorrow, Greens, District 120

Primary 2010
Charles Bragdon and Anna Trevorrow vie in the East End legislative race
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 19, 2010

We heart these people

Meet Portland's most influential
We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2010

Bus fares set to climb

Transport Watch
A quick primer on local bus fares and ridership, and whether (and how) to raise those numbers.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 27, 2010

2009 had some redeeming qualities - really

Don’t look back in anger
Let's get serious: For many Portlanders, 2009 was a crap year.

Our endorsements

Election 2009
Statewide referenda and Portland local races
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2009

Navigating Portland's entertainment rules

City Council
No live music after 12:15? No outdoor entertainment after mid-September?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 16, 2009
crime list

Crime stats

Beatings, robberies sweep downtown Portland
Over the past two weeks, Portlanders have felt less safe in the Forest City. Especially in the downtown area between the East and West Ends, there have been reports of assaults and robberies, some of them armed — and that's not counting the incidents that went officially unreported but were discussed at length on Facebook and within social circles.  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 01, 2009

Council sinks pier deal, floats arts TIF

City beat
Three pieces of big news came out of Monday's Portland City Council meeting. Make sure you stay in the loop.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 19, 2008

PACTS priorities are a green-transport victory

Reality-based community
Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee showed that Southern Maine’s transportation priorities are rooted in our current economic conditions.  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 09, 2008

Local activist will run for city council

On the move
West Ender Tina Smith, who formerly worked as a community organizer with the Maine League of Young Voters, is running for an at-large city council seat.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008

Take a closer look at community space on the Hill

East End neighborhood residents and city officials will gather at the Cummings Center on Munjoy Hill to try to hammer out the fate of the former Adams School property.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 13, 2008

Saving a sinking waterfront

Redeveloping the Maine State Pier has gone wrong from the beginning — let’s get our priorities back in order
The near-identical proposals to fix up and revitalize the Maine State Pier are in as uninspiring shape as the pier itself.

Living la vida local

Or: how I learned to stop driving and (sort of) love mom and pop
I am a fan of convenience.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 24, 2007

Maine’s most massive screw-ups in 2006

Stuff that just should never have happened
2006, we’re going to miss you.
By JEFF INGLIS AND SARA DONNELLY  |  December 20, 2006

Young guns

K-Don and Dave on being city councilors, playing politics, and what Wharf Street should look like
When Kevin Donoghue and Dave Marshall are sworn in to the Portland City Council on December 4, they’ll be more than a decade younger than the youngest of our sitting councilors.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  November 15, 2006

King of the freaks

Politics and other mistakes
I’d like to honor the best of the recently deceased political campaigns. Unfortunately, “best” turned out to be in short supply this year, but there was a surplus of worst. And I have just the prize for that.
By AL DIAMON  |  November 08, 2006

Voter’s Guide

Endorsements for races for the Portland city council, the state House of Representatives, the State Senate, the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and, of course, the governor.
The Portland Phoenix staff packaged up our hopes for a vibrant Maine and stuffed them in this Voter’s Guide.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 01, 2006
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Grass roots fire fight

Maine Greens, burned by internal conflict, struggle to stay alive
During its recent convention, the Maine Green Party transformed itself from a chronically decentralized group of activist-skeptics into a maybe, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes-could-be a unified party with a palpable lust for political power.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 07, 2006
Bus feature list photo 4/14/06

Bus stopped

Portland's public transit system gets around. So why are we still so tied to our cars?
It is a bit dismaying that public transportation gets so little consideration here, particularly in Portland and its environs, where the buses are frequent and plentiful enough to make them a viable transportation choice.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 12, 2006
TJI green list photo 3/31/06

Block Party

Portland’s Greens go for the council
This November, Green party candidates will run for Portland City Council against incumbents Karen Geraghty and Will Gorham, according to the Portland Green Independent Committee's co-chairman.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 05, 2006

Portland City Council candidates 2009

Two uncontested; District 1 seat the only race
While the District 2 and at-large races are uncontested, we offer here those candidates’ answers, as well as those of the candidates vying for the District 1 seat, incumbent Kevin Donoghue and challenger Charles Bragdon.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2009

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