Category Archives: Country
The unconventional, beautiful, real: Tell us what you love about your Maine culture
We want to make the arts and humanities come alive by sharing and discussing what matters to us about where we live. We need your ideas.
29 of your ideas on how Maine can help people with addiction
We asked what Maine can do to help people experiencing addiction. You responded.
How to build a software company. (Psst, the Internet doesn’t care how old you are)
13 ways to predict whether a domestic violence offender will assault again
If police had used this new method of determining risk, it’s likely Randy Iles would not have been released on bail, and he would have been unable to kill Arlene May.
The quirks of Maine’s prescription monitoring program, from an ER doc’s perspective
Dr. Charles Pattavina became chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital 6½ years ago. He hadn’t been at the Bangor facility more than a couple weeks when a man sent by the Maine office of substance abuse knocked on his door to talk about why he should use the state’s prescription […]
Is Maine ready to help prisoners released early? Has it ever been?
Starting Nov. 1, 2015, it’s possible that as many as 200 Maine inmates convicted of drug-related crimes will become eligible over time for an earlier release, under a likely change in federal sentencing guidelines. That means a greater number of federal prisoners could be returning to their homes, families and communities in a shorter period […]
Should Maine invite more refugees?
As Maine confronts a future with fewer residents and, therefore, dwindling economic prospects, there is one small but regular source of new arrivals.
Does UMaine hold students accountable for sexual assaults on campus?
A look at the punishments handed down to University of Maine students for sexual assault.
An undeniable error at the VA, and hope that a wrong will be made right
There is still work to do to ensure military survivors of sexual assault can successfully maneuver the VA claims process.