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Post-coup attempt, Sen. King and Rep. Pingree support Trump removal via 25th Amendment

A day after President Trump incited a mob to attack the Capitol in Washington, triggering five deaths and the evacuation of the building, half of Maine’s Congressional delegation — that’s… 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 »

COVID-19 continues its surge in Maine, stressing hospitals

Maine is fortunate to be doing better than almost any other state in the U.S. when it comes to containing the pandemic, but that isn’t saying much. Over the past… Read more »

Covid-19 continues surging in Maine, stressing contact tracing, hospitals

Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully you’re all spending it, as I am, in small gatherings because Covid-19 is exploding across the United States and until late January it doesn’t appear there will… Read more »

The 2020 Elections and the American Nations

  The American Nations boundaries show up in just about every closely contested election, and the 2020 presidential contest was no exception. With the help of my Portland Press Herald… Read more »

Covid hospitalizations surge to record levels in Maine

I monitor the Covid-19 inpatient trends at Maine’s hospitals on a weekly basis and this past week was especially bad. Maine, which has been one of the most Covid-limited states… 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 »

The Preacher and the Plague: a profile of the Maine pastor at the center of a notorious super spreader event

On August 7th, an obscure independent fundamentalist Baptists pastor presided over a wedding at a church he founded in the northern Maine town of East Millinocket, which was followed by… Read more »

Coronavirus in Maine: York, Oxford county enter danger zone

Maine and its northern New England neighbors, New Hampshire and Vermont, have been the three healthiest states for almost the entire pandemic to date, with relatively low prevalence, hospitalizations, and… Read more »

Coronavirus in Maine: a remarkably successful summer imperiled by defiant pastor’s wedding

Maine managed to host a summer tourist season without epidemiological incidents, something of a miracle in and of itself and testimony to the commitment of Mainers and visitors alike to… Read more »