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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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Ukraine Series #1: Five Reasons to care about Ukraine

Ukraine Series #1: Five Reasons to care about Ukraine

Why should people in Maine care about the Russian invasion of Ukraine? As the great American socialist Eugene V. Debs put it, “Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. The master class has always declared the wars; the...

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Tenants Union Fights Landlord at Rent Board Meeting

Tenants Union Fights Landlord at Rent Board Meeting

On Wednesday night, the Trelawny Tenants’ Union fought the Rent Board’s previous decision on a tax rate rent adjustment and we’re still waiting for a final verdict. Trelawny Tenants’ Union was founded as a way to form community among residents in...

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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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