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On the non-profit that ended debtors prison (and a whole bunch more) in Maine

Greetings on another awful mass-shooting morning in America, this time in Las Vegas. Remember this doesn’t happen this frequently in any other advanced industrial democracy when you hear there’s nothing… Read more »

Congress poised to reject many Trump program eliminations

This winter and spring, President Trump rolled out a budget proposal including the complete elimination many domestic programs, including a number whose absence would be noticed in Maine. These included… Read more »

Gulf of Maine warming concentrated in summer, which is getting longer

I’ve been remiss in posting that in this past week’s Maine Sunday Telegram I reported on new scientific research that reveals a new level of detail of how the Gulf… Read more »

Maine member of Trump voter fraud commission is pretty unhappy

President Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission met in New Hampshire yesterday, but not before its vice-chair and de facto leader claimed, based on an erroneous understanding of state law, that… Read more »

Trump voter fraud panel using private emails for official business

President Trump’s controversial voter fraud panel is meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire next week, but this week it was accused of violating federal public records law by using private email… Read more »

On the Maine (and Icelandic) links of the “grandfather” of American neo-Nazis

In September 1955, Maine’s Portland Press Herald ran a soft feature on a local guy making good. “Publisher Who Loves Children Brings Out A New First Issue” profiled area resident… Read more »

Canada looks to Maine’s governor to influence Trump on NAFTA

Governor Paul LePage may be seen as a lame duck here in Maine — where he’s alienated many of his legislative allies, betrayed the state’s sacrifices in the Civil War,… Read more »

Talking US news of the week on Maine Public radio, Aug 22

Earlier this afternoon, I joined an in-studio conversation about the (extensive) news of the week at Maine Public radio for their live call-in show “Maine Calling.” The discussion — including… Read more »

Maine accidentally defunds its state digital mapping office

Belatedly, note that in Friday’s Portland Press Herald I have the odd story of Maine having accidentally defunded its state GIS office, which provides geospatial data, maps, and services to… Read more »

Talking news of the week with NPR’s On Point, August 4

NPR’s “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook is in town this week, and tomorrow, August 4, I’ll be joining them live in studio from 10 to 11 am Eastern to talk… Read more »