Real talk: I don’t think I know anyone who actually likes Valentine’s Day. Sure, flowers are pretty and who doesn’t love chocolate? (Disclaimer: I actually do know people who don’t love chocolate, but we’ve agreed to disagree about their sinful lifestyles.)
Last Monday, Gov. Janet Mills introduced her vision for a new $8 billion Maine state budget, focusing on investments to Medicaid, education, and tackling the opioid crisis.
Within the next couple weeks, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) will introduce Medicare-For All proposals in the U.S. House and Senate, and some Democrats are already walking back their commitment for the initiative.
Bowdoin College philosophy professor Sarah Conly has a radical idea to address the growing problem of overpopulation — adopt a “one couple, one child” rule here in the U.S.
In a direct reversal of the the previous LePage administration's request, Janet Mills has rejected new federal work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
The winter blues is nothing to scoff at. Known by mental health professionals as seasonal affective disorder, this form of depression is way too common this time of year, impacting an estimated 10 million Americans. Most people experience some mild form of it at some point in their lives — i…
Hi all, Welcome to our final issue of 2018. Inside, we attempt to recall the ridiculous year that just happened (the impressionistic cover by Portland artist berds.one is a good start), spotlight a few New Year’s Eve parties (check listings for the full slate) and offer reviews and previews …
Zack Barowitz's column on Emily Figdor's District 2 School Board win ("Go Figdor! Surprising School Board Landslide is a Big Biel for the Strim: And other subtexts of the November elections" in the December 6 issue) was misogynistic and did not credit Fidgor for her hard work, skills, and ex…
2018 has felt like it lasted years. Earth’s latest revolution around the sun was filled with WTF moments, many carrying implications into the new year. Will 2019’s news cycle be equally nauseating? Will seemingly everything revolve, once again, around the orange one?
Portland’s Overdose Prevention Task Force has suspended monthly meetings until at least June 2019, sparking concerns among harm reduction activists who say the group is failing to implement strategies that could immediately save lives.
The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new proposal on Tuesday that would eliminate a major part of the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, prompting outcry from environmentalists and others in Maine.
Senator Susan Collins has shown once again that when it comes to issues of consequence, she’s inclined to say one thing but vote the opposite way.