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Abortions Are Not Just for Women

Abortions Are Not Just for Women

On September 1, 2021, Texas legislature passed S.B. 8, or better known as the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill.” Cries from abortion rights women activists were heard across the country. The National Women’s March plans to take to the streets for yet another...

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As Delta variant surges, anti-vaccine protesters march

As Delta variant surges, anti-vaccine protesters march

Howa Mohamed shared this video and commentary with Pine and Roses' readers after witnessing an August 14 march in Portland, Maine protesting Gov. Janet Mills's Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in Maine starting October 1. The march...

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Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

At the beginning of August, an art installation in Congress Square in Portland called New Rhythms was set on fire. The artist, Jordan Carey, got the call as he was about to board a plane leaving Portland. Writer Sampson Spadafore sat down with the...

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Racist “Proud Boys” not welcome in Portland

Racist “Proud Boys” not welcome in Portland

July 31 was a sweltering Saturday afternoon, but the crowd across from Mathew’s Pub kept growing as people gathered to protest the bar which has become a monthly meeting place for The Proud Boys. Pines and Roses reporters Tennessee Pierce and Sam...

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Open letter to Gov. Mills from Maine state workers

Open letter to Gov. Mills from Maine state workers

The Maine Service Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989, represents over 13,000 workers, including workers in all three branches of Maine State Government. Pine and Roses here reprints MSEA's Open Letter to Gov. Janet Mills with the union's...

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