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US Senate race starts to take shape

 Election Watch
Democrat Shenna Bellows, who is running to replace Republican Susan Collins in the US Congress, released a promotional web video on Tuesday morning
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 12, 2013


Become a 'locamerc'

 Do your holiday shopping in town
Your best bet is to become a locamerc , the word we’re coining for devotees of shopping locally.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2013


Literary gifts they’ll actually read

 Oh good, a book!
’Tis the season to be that annoying relative or friend who only gives books as presents!
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2013

LGBT families not immune from domestic violence

 Fighting Abuse
Intimate-partner violence does not follow one universal narrative.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2013


‘Don’t skimp on the sex’

 Erotica Expertise
 Erotica Expertise
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2013


Will Bayside ever reach its potential?

 Curb appeal
As Portland moves into a booming period of growth and investment, a Miami-based developer hopes its mega-project can build on Bayside’s strengths while helping spur the progress the neighborhood needs.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2013

Energy, savings

 Going Green
Maine chapter of the Sierra Club, along with several other local environmental organizations, invited representatives from several sectors to discuss Maine-specific impacts of climate change at Southern Maine Community College last week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2013


After success in Portland, legalization effort gains steam

 What’s next for pot?
By now, most people have figured out that the city’s new pot law, approved by a sizeable majority of Portland voters earlier this month, is largely symbolic.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 14, 2013


Leaving BAD abortion science behind

 Repro Rights
 Repro Rights
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2013


Russian LGBT activists urge education

 Sister City
“Members of the LGBT community are afraid of the government,” said Oleg Klyuenkov
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2013


Former ACLU head Shenna Bellows launches US Senate campaign

 ‘Freedom of the underdog’
While Collins is a formidable opponent, she will face a legitimate challenge from Bellows, who just stepped down as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, a post she held for nearly a decade.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2013

Seeing red

 Going Green
Listen, people. I’m annoyed.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2013


Local blog documents Maine’s ‘stellar queer style’ and more

 Fashion forward
Jack Tar 207 is a business, a blog, and a conversation starter. It’s not until you start perusing the beautifully sharp and well composed photos that you think to yourself, Why isn’t there more of this?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 08, 2013

Obamacare for creative types

 Healing Arts
An online survey of 3402 American artists (dancers, musicians, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and actors) earlier this year found that 43 percent do not have health insurance (compared to 18 percent of the general public).
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 17, 2013


280-mile walk planned to protest drones

 Peace Actions
A group of peace activists is walking from Limestone to Bath this week to protest the international proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 11, 2013

Adapting the criminal justice system for women

 And Justice For All
The number of women in prison has grown by 800 percent over the last three decades, while the male population of inmates has increased by only 416 percent.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 02, 2013

Crackdown on carbon

 Going Green
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed what would be the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 26, 2013

Bringing Etty back home

 Study Abroad
It will be winter at Auschwitz when they arrive, the trio of performers, to return Etty Hillesum’s voice to the very place it was silenced.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 26, 2013


Student Survival Guide: Bedtime matters

You're free of parental rules. But still — go to sleep
The risks of sleep deprivation are serious and real, especially for hard-working (and hard-living) students.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 25, 2013


Post Office holds online yard sale

 Mail call
Good news for philatelists everywhere!!!!!!!!
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 19, 2013

Foreign-born Mainers become US citizens

Welcoming Committee
Curious if you’d pass the US citizenship test?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 19, 2013

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