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Talking with NBC News about Paul LePage’s return

Maine has a gubernatorial election this November that in some ways presages a possible Biden-Trump rematch in 2024. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is a moderate who’s upset her party’s… Read more »

A Covid-19 story in Maine gets results

In the reporter’s fantasy version of how the world works a journalist writes a story, the governor reads it, calls the White House, and solves the problem. Never happens. Except… Read more »

Paul LePage is back and Maine braces for a political storm

Here in Maine, former Governor Paul LePage — who has described himself as “Trump before Trump” — officially kicked off his campaign to return to the governor’s mansion last night… Read more »

Quebec to New England transmission project could be delayed by rival

Here in Maine one of the most controversial public policy issues of recent years has been over a project to connect the massive hydroelectric dams in northern Quebec with the… Read more »

Penobscot elder Donna Loring on the future of Maine-tribal relations

  Donna Loring has for decades been a major figure in Maine-tribal relations: legislator, tribal council member, aide to two governors, author and public intellectual. Now, fresh off her time… Read more »

Maine reopening despite missing benchmarks, lacking adequate testing regime

In today’s Maine Sunday Telegram I wrote about how Maine has been reopening even as it has missed the prerequisites set by the White House, the testing thresholds advised by… Read more »

Talking about the Don Gellers pardon with NPR

Late last fall my plane touched down at National Airport in Washington, I turned on my phone and there was an interview request from a reporter at NPR interested in… Read more »

Don Gellers, victim of state sponsored conspiracy, receives full, posthumous pardon in Maine

In a 31-part Portland Press Herald series on the Passamaquoddy tribe’s epic struggles with Maine, “Unsettled,” I told the story of Donald Gellers, the idealistic young attorney who, in the… Read more »

Maine’s governor wants the state carbon-neutral by 2045. What will that take?

At the United Nations, Governor Janet Mills pledged to make Maine carbon-neutral by 2045, tasking the new Maine Climate Council to come up with a plan to do so via… Read more »

Maine launches its Climate Council, charged with slashing emissions

Last Thursday I covered the opening launch event of the Maine Climate Council, the 39-member body charged with coming up with detailed plans to slash Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions by… Read more »