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Portland police review panel asserts its independence

The citizen review panel that has routinely approved Portland police investigations broke with tradition last week when it decided two cases were not thorough,...

Arts & Living

Been caught Pink-ing: Nostalgic, introspective hip-hop for the homebound

There is something to talent by association, even if it’s been turned on its head a bit by paid features on mediocre hip-hop tracks....

On Screen: Family trumps politics in ‘Softie’

At this late point in the most stupefying U.S. election run-up possibly ever, let’s pause for a different election story. Meet Boniface Mwangi, a...

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Miserable & Magical: You can never have too many (local) bookstores

As I’ve documented in this column over the past 10 months, I love books. My world would be vastly different if I didn’t read....

The Bridge Between: Elections matter, but mental health matters more

We don’t talk about it enough, therefore we must continuously remind ourselves that taking care of our mental health should be our top priority,...

Our Viewpoint: Vote for Sara Gideon

It’s impossible to recall when the decisions of Maine voters have played such an important role in national politics. A victory for Democrat Sara...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Bunglers with badges

I’m not saying all county sheriffs in Maine are incompetent extremists. Just that lots of them are. Maine elects its sheriffs because the state Constitution...

The Universal Notebook: And the winner is … Jared Golden

Compared to the nauseating barrage of political ads flung back and forth between Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon, even the...