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If there still is one widely held truism among professional campaign operatives it is that Democratic voters need more, um, encouragement to get to the voting booth than their republican counterparts. While Democratic voters outnumber Republicans, it is almost as if divine intervention has c…

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Can you name the campaign manager for Lucas St. Clair’s District 1 congressional campaign? How about the Maine Northern District Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid? Or the manager of Ed Suslovic’s City Council comeback in 2010? Or the campaign manager of Portland City…

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Local real estate junkies who are fond of the “sort by highest price” function on websites like Zillow are sure to notice the twenty-acre parcel listed as “37 Ballfield, Peaks Island” going for $2,390,000. What people may not be aware of, is that the City of Portland Tax Assessor site lists …

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Generationally, we are on something of a losing streak. The Baby Boomers are a bust; Gen X’ers are living up to our low expectations, and the Millennials have been bashed enough without me joining in. Right now the next Generation, “Z” (those born after the year 2000), are having their first…

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I met Steve Hirshon for coffee one day and, being that the weather was nice, we took our drinks to go and milled about Monument Square. In the course of our 20-minute walk Steve must have said hello to over 60 people. It was an impressive display even by Portland standards, but it wasn’t sur…

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You can’t fight City Hall, but you can make up a ballot referendum to throw a wrench into its works. That is the past, present and likely future history of how citizens deal with land use policies that that they do not like.

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Though a clerical error almost made the rent stabilization conversation moot before the debate could even begin, housing activists should mark their calendars for September 6th. That’s when the Portland City Council is set to vote on amendments to the inclusive zoning provision of the city code.