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Covering Climate Now and the Gulf of Maine

Ahead of United Nations Climate Summit in New York next week, more than 170 news outlets have signed on to Covering Climate Now, an effort organized by the Columbia Journalism… Read more »

Trump’s “judge whisperer” buys Maine mansion, hosts fundraiser for Susan Collins

In this past week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I have the story of how Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society and the man credited with pre-selecting Brett Kavanaugh,… Read more »

How Gov. LePage spent his final year in office

Maine’s erstwhile governor, Paul LePage, often tried to keep his travels secret, even taxpayer-funded trips, like his stays at the Trump International Hotel in Washington or his trade mission to… Read more »

Maine tribes could get power to try non-Indians accused of domestic violence

Maine’s tribes have been excluded from provisions of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act that allow tribal courts to try non-Indians accused of domestic violence on reservations, but that may… Read more »

Maine poised to finally respond to Gulf of Maine climate threats

With Gov. Paul LePage gone and Democrats in complete control of state government, Maine appears poised to finally confront climate change threats to the state, including the implement of key… Read more »

Maine: public records withheld by LePage may soon see light of day

Maine has a notoriously weak public records law, one lacking in meaningful enforcement provisions. The result: bad actors in state government are able to defy the intent of the law… Read more »

Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting experiment likely to boost efforts elsewhere

This month, Maine became the first state in the nation to hold its federal elections via Ranked Choice Voting, an instant runoff system intended to remove the “spoiler problem” from… Read more »

Coalition of pro-offshore oil governors is run by oil lobbying firm

Earlier this year, Maine Governor Paul LePage made a stir when he — alone among Atlantic seaboard governors and in opposition to coastal New England’s entire Congressional delegation — supported… Read more »

The making of Terry Hayes, independent candidate for Maine governor

Here in Maine, there’s a four-way race to replace Governor Paul LePage, and I’ve been writing in-depth profiles of each of the contenders for the Maine Sunday Telegram — pieces that ask… Read more »

The Making of Alan Caron, independent candidate for Maine governor

There’s a four-way race to replace Maine Governor Paul LePage, and I’ve been writing in-depth profiles of each of the contenders for the Maine Sunday Telegram — pieces that ask… Read more »