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Conservation groups to sue $600 billion firm over salmon deaths at Maine dams

In Saturday’s Portland Press Herald I wrote an update on the ongoing dispute over the future of sea run fish in Maine’s Kennebec River and the survival of endangered Atlantic… Read more »

Meet Christiane Northrup, Maine’s Doctor of Disinformation

  Maine’s very own celebrity doctor, Christiane Northrup of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Selves fame, has called about by US Senators and banned from Instagram for being one of the “disinformation… Read more »

Congressional earmarks are back — Here are Maine’s House member’s short lists

  After a ten year hiatus, the US House is restoring earmarks, the member-directed spending requests that were eliminated after a series of corruption scandals. The change — which includes… Read more »

Maine’s redistricting hits a constitutional Catch-22

  As you’ve probably heard, the pandemic (and the Trump administration) delayed the 2020 US Census, upon which states must redraw their congressional and legislative districts to account for relative… Read more »

What’s up with Jared Golden, the most successful Democrat in Trumpland?

  Maine’s second district U.S. Representative, Jared Golden, has been causing a lot of heartburn among fellow Democrats of late. He was the only member of the party not to… Read more »

The Year of Living Distantly

  We’re one year into the global pandemic and I, at least, feel my heart rate increase when I think back to those scary days in late March and early… Read more »

Maine: Why the growing regional disconnect between vaccine need and supply?

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald I explored why the state’s top public health official had to essentially do a two-minute advertisement to help the mass vaccination site in Bangor fill… 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 »

Four dams, the Kennebec River and the future of US Atlantic salmon in the balance

While the pandemic has been raging across the world, a high-stakes battle over the future of one of Maine’s largest river systems has been playing out in an obscure federal… Read more »

New allegations against a Maine “medical supply” company led by man facing fraud indictments

It’s Election Day 2020. Stay safe and, if you pray, do so for the survival of the American Experiment. In my Maine reporting, I’ve been focused on the other crisis… Read more »