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Trump disbands voter fraud commission, which now refuses to give Dunlap documents

President Trump this week pulled the plug on his controversial voter fraud commission, but the drama surrounding it has only escalated. Trump’s decision came on the heels of a federal… Read more »

Sen. Collins under fire from liberals, centrists after tax reform vote

Senator Collins’ support of the Republicans’ controversial tax reform bill has tarnished her reputation with liberals and centrists, experts told me for this week’s story in the Maine Sunday Telegram,… Read more »

George HW Bush’s legacy likely to survive serial groping allegations

For this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I asked a number of presidential scholars, biographers, and political scientists what effect they thought the serial groping allegations against former President George HW… Read more »

Facing threat to shellfish industries, Maine doing pretty much nothing

“Mayday,” the Portland Press Herald series on the effects — now and moving forward — of the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine, came out two years ago and… Read more »

Maine member of Trump fraud commission not backing down

For months now I’ve been covering Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s participation in President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity for the Portland Press Herald. In that time, Dunlap… Read more »

Bill to “fix” problems in and around Acadia National Park moves forward on Capitol Hill

For those following the effort to resolve jurisdictional and territorial conflicts in and around Acadia National Park, I had an update recently in the Portland Press Herald. The bills that… Read more »

Around Acadia National Park, many await Congressional fixes on boundary limits, fishing rights

In this past edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram, I wrote about legislation waiting attention on Capitol Hill that would resolve tensions over a variety of issues around Acadia National… Read more »

Five women, including three with Maine ties, allege groping by George H.W. Bush

With power out across much of Maine — including my house — I’ve been remiss in posting this Portland Press Herald story from the weekend where we broke the fourth… Read more »

Trump admins’ plans for New England’s marine monument making waves

Here in Maine and New England generally, the Trump administration’s plans to expand exploitation of natural resources in the Kathadin Woods and Waters National Monument has rightly received the lion’s… Read more »

Maine-born government whistleblower resigns with fiery letter demouncing Zinke, Trump

In today’s Portland Press Herald I have an update on Joel Clement, the Department of the Interior manager and climate change researcher who earlier this year accused his boss of… Read more »