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Why Welfare is Such a Convoluted System

Why Welfare is Such a Convoluted System

Why is welfare such a convoluted system in Maine? Well, there’s a fitting convoluted answer: The welfare programs themselves have been designed to be difficult and dehumanizing, and the staff in charge of implementing these programs and processing...

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Tahmoor Khan speaks about racist attack in Bangor

Tahmoor Khan speaks about racist attack in Bangor

On Friday night, August 20, two individuals committed a hate crime against Tahmoor Khan and his family, spray painting racist graffiti on his car and destroying the family garden. Pine and Roses’ Todd Chretien spoke to Tahmoor to get his views on...

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Solving the Eastern Prom’s food truck trash problem

Solving the Eastern Prom’s food truck trash problem

The City of Portland and food truck owners are overlooking simple and sustainable solutions in their escalating showdown over trash on the Eastern Promenade. If you haven’t been to the park recently, morning visits now often include the sights and...

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Homelessness in Maine is exhausting

Homelessness in Maine is exhausting

As the cost of living goes up, wages remain stagnant, and eviction moratoriums are lifted, a slew of individuals are becoming homeless. Homelessness does not discriminate—it happens to the elderly and the young, people escaping domestic violence,...

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Maine socialists talk drug policy

Maine socialists talk drug policy

Pine and Roses and the Maine Mural podcast are proud to announce a little socialist media mutual aid. We'll be sharing resources, people power, research, interviews, and stories to bring current debates, critical analysis, and grassroots stories to...

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Rural Mainers need transportation solutions

Rural Mainers need transportation solutions

Tens of thousands of working-class rural Mainers need to get from point A to point B. Sometimes for work, sometimes for medical appointments, sometimes for groceries. If you don't have a car, what do you do? Pine and Roses' Coral Howe examines the...

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