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On Walls and Laws

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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 04, 2013

Drinking games

Press Releases
It's February, and time to cut loose on a ranting bender.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 06, 2013

Blown away

Press releases
I am, I admit, a frequent critic of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram — not because I dislike the paper, but rather due to my recognition of the importance of a vibrant, strong, active daily newspaper is to Maine and its largest city, and because I badly want the PPH to be that paper.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 14, 2012

One toke over the line

Politics + Other Mistakes
Next session, the Maine Legislature will consider a bill that follows the leads of the states of Washington and Colorado in legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
By AL DIAMON  |  November 28, 2012

Can't buy me love

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Even though same-sex marriage won in Maine, that doesn't mean you can jump into bed with just anybody.
By AL DIAMON  |  November 21, 2012
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The Outsiders: Also on the ballot, and making good points


Three candidates you haven't heard a lot about from the mainstream media are, nevertheless, running for US Senate.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 03, 2012

Framing Charlie

Politics + Other Mistakes
"The senator wasn't cut out for crime. He was the kind of man who'd use vanity plates on a getaway car."
By AL DIAMON  |  October 03, 2012
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Whistle-blower asks to come home

Exiles’ Return
In 2011 reform-minded Commissioner Joseph Ponte of the Maine Department of Corrections set up a formal process — apparently, rare in the United States — for prisoners transferred to out-of-state prison systems to apply to come home.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 26, 2012

It's an online world now

Press Releases
The Portland Press Herald editorial crew needs some lessons on online communication and Internet copyright law.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 22, 2012

Now, I don’t believe that anymore

Politics + other mistakes
Back in 1994, being pro-choice on abortion was a popular political position — even for conservative Republicans.
By AL DIAMON  |  July 03, 2012

Encounter with a racist

Human Relations
I've never really liked racists. Today, I see a little value in them after all.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 18, 2012

Let them talk

Diverse City
I have often joked as a Black woman that I kind of like white racists.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 20, 2012

Ask questions

Press Releases
Portland residents concerned about the drowning death of Nathan Bihlmaier saw the advantage of having competing news organizations last week, and may yet continue benefiting from this as the investigation continues.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 30, 2012

More questions, some answers

Press Releases
We know a lot more now about the deal that handed Donald Sussman, the hedge-fund mogul, progressive philanthropist, and husband of Chellie Pingree, 75 percent of the Portland Press Herald and its siblings.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 04, 2012
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Maine's donkey party loves the rich and the poor — but can't protect both

Two-faced Democrats
In the current legislative fight over Republican Governor Paul LePage's lust to slash Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs because of a $221-million shortfall in its budget, Democrats say over and over that they want to protect the poor, sick, and disabled people from whom the governor wants to withdraw state assistance.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 15, 2012

What they write about

The Maine Democratic Party's US Senate prospects
Thanks for coming to my power-point presentation.
By AL DIAMON  |  February 15, 2012

At union request, Sussman steps up for Press Herald

Cash Injections
It was not the owners of the Portland Press Herald who sought out Maine hedge-fund mogul S. Donald Sussman to proffer a cash infusion to save the ailing newspaper. Rather, it was the idea of the Press Herald 's unionized employees.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 15, 2012

Question authority

Press Releases
Maine journalists appear to disbelieve their own eyes, decline to do their own research, and prefer to quote officials instead of relying on independent knowledge and experience.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 08, 2012



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New faces

Press releases
The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and its sister papers announced at 4 pm last Friday that an effort was under way to bring in new owners to take over the papers, in the wake of Richard Connor's abrupt departure back in October.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 11, 2012



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Moving around

Press Releases
The day before Richard Connor resigned his position as editor and publisher of the Portland Press Herald and head of MaineToday Media (as well as departing his leadership posts atop a Pennsylvania newspaper company), he moved $3 million worth of real estate holdings in Maine into a trust held by his wife.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 16, 2011



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Three-city news war

Press releases
The Portland Press Herald is really under the gun right now, from within and without its walls.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 21, 2011

A hug beats a nod

Diverse-city
Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 14, 2011

Museum dreams

Political Paleontology
This week, we're joining a guided tour of the Maine Museum of Political Paleontology. A docent is explaining to a group of schoolchildren what's happening in a scene depicting cave people trying to register to vote.
By AL DIAMON  |  August 24, 2011

To criminals ‘From Away’

Diverse-city
New York is home to a statue that welcomes the tired and poor (and huddled masses) to the United States. That is a wonderful notion.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  August 17, 2011

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