Life in Maine

Pedestrian Deaths in Portland are No Accident

Pedestrian Deaths in Portland are No Accident

Earlier this week, in broad daylight, 44-year-old cyclist Christina Holt was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle in downtown Portland. This continues a tragic trend in Maine, as well as nationwide, of a rapid increase in pedestrian deaths,...

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May Day and Migrant Justice in Portland

May Day and Migrant Justice in Portland

On May Day, 2022, hundreds of people from thirty communities rallied to their nearby Hannafords to urge the corporation to respect dairy farm workers. As it stands, Hannaford cannot guarantee that the dairy they offer comes from farms that treat...

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Fake Abortion Clinics in Maine

Fake Abortion Clinics in Maine

For someone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy in Maine, there appears to be ample women’s health clinics to choose from to discuss options. However, at least twelve of these clinics are not what they appear to be. Fake abortion clinincs,...

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LD 1816 to Promote Labor Education

LD 1816 to Promote Labor Education

Both the Maine House and Senate have recently passed LD 1816, An Act To Promote Labor Education through the University of Maine System. This bill would direct the University of Maine System to establish a labor and community education center at the...

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Struggles Over Care Will Shape the Future of Work

Struggles Over Care Will Shape the Future of Work

A version of this article was originally published on Bill of Health, the blog of Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, as part of a digital symposium, Build Back Better? Health, Disability, and the Future of Work Post-COVID. The author draws...

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Parents Organizing for Power

Parents Organizing for Power

If you’ve heard of Parent Ambassadors from Educare you’re likely a preschool parent. Either that, or you are on one of the various boards, agencies or advisory groups that count one as a member. Or you’re one of the government officials or...

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Can a Good Samaritan law reduce overdoses in Maine?

Can a Good Samaritan law reduce overdoses in Maine?

More than 600 Mainers died from drug overdoses in 2021, the highest number ever. On February 9, the State Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held a 4-hour public hearing on LD 1862, An Act to Strengthen Maine’s Good...

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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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