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Trump administration expected to spur creation of more Maine charter schools; His
nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is a champion of charter schools
and voucher programs;
Maine Sunday Telegram; MAINE & NEW ENGLAND; 25
December 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Casino funds could offer hope for retired harness racing horses; The horses' post-
racing lives are often bleak, but with the likely closure of Scarborough Downs,
advocates for 'aftercare' see a possible solution;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 18 December 2016, HOLLIS, MAINE, p. A1

F-35 program, which Trump criticized, employs hundreds in Maine; The costly plane
has broad congressional support, making it difficult to kill;
Maine Sunday Telegram;
FRONT PAGE; 18 December 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

‘It Makes You Human Again’; How Albuquerque figured out how to really help its
homeless population. And save money in the process;
Politico Magazine; WHAT
WORKS; 15 December 2016; ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

Trump’s get-tough trade plan could benefit Maine forest industry; Placing tariffs on
Canadian softwood would benefit state sawmills but could raise the cost of U.S.
home construction;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 11 December 2016,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Idea to cut NASA’s role in climate science could be major loss for Maine, scientists
say; The state is a hub for research – especially related to oceans – that relies on
the agency's data and employs dozens in Portland, Boothbay and Orono
; Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 29 November 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City; Burlington's decades-long commitment
to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great
homegrown food;
Politico Magazine; WHAT WORKS; 17 November 2016;
BURLINGTON, VERMONT

Passamaquoddy official says chief ousted for ‘dictatorial’ behavior; Former chief
Fred Moore stands by his assertion that confronting drug abuse cost him his
position;
Portland Press Herald; STATE & LOCAL; 17 November 2016, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. B1

Passamaquoddy chief deposed in recall vote; Frederick Moore III, the governor at
Pleasant Point reservation, contends that he was stopped from confronting drug
abuse in tribal government;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 11 November
2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Memo to: the next president; Take a look at cities – America's new democracy labs.
They offer a model of how to set aside politics and forge alliances to solve
problems.
Christian Science Monitor Weekly, COVER STORY; 2 November 2016,
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, p. 1     

Maine’s Penobscots tell Cleveland: Win the Series, great, but lose the logo; The
tribe whose gifted ballplayer led to the Indians' name wants the team to retire the
'demeaning' image of 'Chief Wahoo.';
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 28
October 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

State senator’s sister follows lawsuit with ethics complaint; Andre Cushing, the
assistant Senate majority leader, is accused of not reporting financial transfers
involving his PAC and campaign;
Portland Press Herald; STATE AND LOCAL; 22
October 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

How Tech Helped Winston-Salem Quit Tobacco; The North Carolina city was once a
major producer of cigarettes in the country. Now it’s manufacturing human organs;
Politico Magazine; WHAT WORKS; 20 October 2016; WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH
CAROLINA

Sister says Sen. Andre Cushing misappropriated over $1 million from family
corporation; Cushing says the allegations that he or businesses he had an interest
in took unapproved loans, real estate commissions and other transfers 'are without
merit.';
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 18 October 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE,
p. A1

This lobsterman’s boat was sunk 3 times in 7 weeks. He says he knows who did it;
Maine's lobstering community has a long history of boat sinkings resulting from
disputes between lobstermen from different harbors over fishing turf;
Maine Sunday
Telegram
; FRONT PAGE; 16 October 2016, ST. GEORGE, MAINE, p. A1

In liberal Hallowell, horror at Trump drives support for Clinton; His critical views
don't play well in the eclectic community;
Maine Sunday Telegram; ELECTION 2016;
9 October 2016, HALLOWELL, MAINE, p. A1, A6

In Turner, a faith that Trump will stay the oppressive hand of government; One of
Maine's most conservative towns, the farming community prizes self-sufficiency and
low taxes;
Maine Sunday Telegram; ELECTION 2016; 9 October 2016,TURNER,
MAINE, p. A1, A6

Trains built Roanoke, Science Saved It; Not long ago the city’s downtown was home
to just 15 people. Now it’s bustling. Here’s how it rebooted.
Politico Magazine;
WHAT WORKS; 15 September 2016; ROANOKE, VIRGINIA

Paul LePage: is this one outburst too many for Maine's Trump-like governor?; Who
is Governor Paul LePage, the Donald Trump supporter mulling resignation after
racist comments and an obscenity-laced voicemail to a legislator?;
The Guardian;
US; 31 August 2016; PORTLAND, MAINE

Puffin chicks in Gulf of Maine’s largest colony starve to death at record rate; A drop in
the food supply this summer, possibly tied to warmer Gulf of Maine waters, leads to
the worst survival rate ever tracked on Machias Seal Island;
Portland Press Herald;
FRONT PAGE; 23 August 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Maine Democrats have big fundraising lead in legislative races; The lead is mostly
because of big contributions from the national party last year;
Portland Press Herald;
FRONT PAGE; 20 August 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

How Milwaukee shook off the rust; The Midwestern hub reclaimed some of its
industrial glory by doing a surprising thing. It cleaned up.
Politico Magazine; WHAT
WORKS; 18 August 2016; MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

At EDMC, a controversial legacy for former Gov. McKernan; The Telegram finds an
unusual role for a Maine-based nonprofit; critics say it may have been used to skirt
financial aid rules;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 31 July 2016,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Many of EDMC’s recruited students dropped out; One expert says many ended up
with 'crippling student debt and little prospect of being able to pay it back.';
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; SIDEBAR; 31 July 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p.

The Maine-Turkey connection; Followers of Gulen, the reclusive imam blamed for
Turkey's attempted coup have built a bipartisan network of allies here in Maine;
Maine Sunday Telegram; INSIGHT; 24 July 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. D1

The Coolest Shipyard in America; The Navy left Philly with a hole the size of its
downtown. Here's how the city got it working again.
Politico Magazine; WHAT
WORKS; 21 July 2016; PHILADELPHIA

The Hot New Park at the Center of the Republican Convention; Cleveland's Public
Square was once a mess, but a $50 redesign was done with people - and
democracy - in mind;
Politico Magazine; WHAT WORKS; 12 July 2016; CLEVELAND,
OHIO

Top legislators’ PACs reap thousands from key donors; While lawmakers from both
parties use the funds to solidify their positions, lobbyists pursue influence;
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; FRONT PAGE; 10 July 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

How Cincinnati salvaged America's most dangerous neighborhood; Leaning on the
power of local corporations, officials engineered a renaissance in the city’s heart;

Politico Magazine
; WHAT WORKS; 16 June 2016; CINCINNATI, OHIO

More step forward with stories about undercover game warden; Investigations in
Androscoggin, Lincoln, Penobscot and Washington counties yield strikingly similar
tales of questionable conduct;
Maine Sunday Telegram; NORTH WOODS
LAWLESS; 29 May 2016, WISCASSET, MAINE, p. A1

Commentary: President Trump? Mon Dieu!; European leaders want to know: How
could this man – so obviously unprepared and unqualified – be on the verge of
winning the Republican nomination?;
Maine Sunday Telegram; INSIGHT; 22 May
2016, BRUSSELS, p. D1

The Train That Saved Denver; The car-choked city overcame regional distrust to
build a major transit system that is remaking the urban core and the suburbs, too;

Politico Magazine
; WHAT WORKS; 19 May 2016; DENVER, COLORADO

State senator wants answers on Maine game wardens’ tactics in undercover
operation; Sen. Paul Davis will ask the wildlife agency chief to explain the conduct
revealed in a Press Herald/Telegram investigation, saying 'the public wants to know
what is going on';
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 9 May 2016, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. A1

Top warden officials repeatedly evade release of public documents; The agency
disregards open-records laws through various tactics, including stonewalling and
delays, heavy redaction and exorbitant fees;
Maine Sunday Telegram; NORTH
WOODS LAWLESS; 8 May 2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A8

Warden service gets good marks in handling day-to-day activities; Complaints are
down and the agency has improved under new leadership, but its special
investigations are still a flash point;
Maine Sunday Telegram; NORTH WOODS
LAWLESS; 8 May 2016, ALLAGASH, MAINE, p. A5

Allagash saga adds to long trail of warden service controversies; Sting operations
and the subsequent prosecutions sometimes go awry, including one case sparked
by a single fish that drew national publicity;
Maine Sunday Telegram; NORTH
WOODS LAWLESS; 8 May 2016, AUGUSTA, MAINE, p. A6

North Woods lawless; A controversial operation in the town of Allagash raises
questions about the Maine Warden Service's undercover operations;
Maine Sunday
Telegram
; NORTH WOODS LAWLESS; 8 May 2016, ALLAGASH, MAINE, p. A1

Warm waters off Maine point to repeat of ‘ocean heat wave’; With the worst of the
cooling season over, temperatures in the Gulf of Maine are just slightly below the
period of disruption four years ago;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 21 March
2016, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

How a 19th-Century Town Became a New Millennium Marvel; Once the world's
textile leader, Manchester had to let go of the past before it could move forward;
Politico Magazine; WHAT WORKS; 18 February 2016; MANCHESTER, NEW
HAMPSHIRE

How America's Dullest City Got Cool; One meeting, a visionary planner and old-
fashioned Iowan cooperation reinvented Des Moines;
Politico Magazine; WHAT
WORKS; 21 January 2016; DES MOINES, IOWA

How geography shapes international politics; a review of "Prisoners of Geography"
by Tim Marshall;
Washington Post; OUTLOOK, 10 January 2016.

Tracing the Deep Roots of the Oregon Occupation; The beliefs at the heart of the
situation aren't that unusual in parts of the American West;
National Geographic
(online), 8 January 2016

PUC data at center of bias allegations to remain secret indefinitely; Critics suspect
the commission cherry-picked pricing forecasts in favor of natural gas and against
wind powe
r; Maine Sunday Telegram; MAINE & NEW ENGLAND; 3 January 2016,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1
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