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Driven Out By Burnout

Driven Out By Burnout

This is part of a series, “The Great American Burnout,” that focuses on interviews with Mainers who experienced burnout during the pandemic. Sam Spadafore sat down with LCPC turned realtor Kary Goodman to share her story on leaving the social...

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On hypocritical MLK Day observances

On hypocritical MLK Day observances

Last week, we celebrated a spectacle of historic proportions. Politicians and leading figures around the country in every state did their best to go a whole 24 hours without mentioning a racist policy they’ve endorsed or supported. And the most...

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The Most Direct Route: Why I Quit My Public Sector Job

The Most Direct Route: Why I Quit My Public Sector Job

This is Part Three of an ongoing series focused on the increasing phenomena of burnout in the work place. Please read to the end to find out how you can connect with the authors to contribute your story. “Well, Chris, we appreciate your two weeks’...

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Burnout at Preble Street

Burnout at Preble Street

This is part of a series, “The Great American Burnout,” that focuses on interviews with Mainers who experienced burnout during the pandemic. Sam Spadafore sat down with writer Eric Wefald (he/they) about their time at Preble Street and why he...

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Portlanders rally for COVID hazard pay

Portlanders rally for COVID hazard pay

On January 3, Portland’s City Council will vote on whether or not to repeal the state of emergency that was enacted on August 2, 2021. Without a state of emergency in place,  Portland minimum wage workers, or any worker making less than $19.50/hr...

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The Great American Burnout

The Great American Burnout

This is Part One of an ongoing series focused on the increasing phenomena of burnout in the work place. Please read to the end to find out how you can connect with the authors to contribute your story. Part One: Introduction Driving up Route 1 in...

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IATSE Workers Locked Out of Merrill Auditorium

IATSE Workers Locked Out of Merrill Auditorium

On Thursday night outside of Merrill Auditorium, audience members lining up for Chelsea Handler’s show were met with picketers spanning the street. Instead of being in the auditorium preparing for the show, the unionized stagehands were locked...

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Milk With Dignity Comes to Maine

Milk With Dignity Comes to Maine

On Monday afternoon, November 8, shoppers at the Back Cove Portland Hannaford looked on as a crowd of more than 200 people gathered across the lot. Busses rolled in and a coalition of Vermont farmworkers got off, waving signs and carrying...

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