House District 41 Democratic primary draws 3 contenders

Term limits prevent state Rep. Erik Jorgenson, D-Portland, from seeking reelection this year. Three people are on the ballot for the seat in the...

Bad timing for Portland’s pension bond balloon payments 

Portland is facing difficult choices about what to cut in its next budget as it struggles to deal with a projected revenue loss of...

Black Lives Matter protesters arrested in Portland tell their stories

Portland police arrested 22 people June 1 for “failure to disperse” at the end of what had started as a peaceful protest in response...

Portland Police Department discloses use-of-force policies

The Portland Police Department explicitly bans officers from using chokeholds, neck restraints and other deadly force techniques that apply pressure on a person’s throat. The...

Statehouse Report: Lawmakers livid after labor commissioner’s no-show

A war of words last week between Maine’s Democratic governor and the Democratic legislative committee chair who was the party’s last standard-bearer against Republican...

Younger residents sought to work Portland polling places

Portland Democrats and others have come out against a proposal by the city clerk to reduce the number of polling places 11 to three...

Stakes are high for Democrats in 3-way primary for Maine U.S. Senate seat

For the first time in a generation, Maine will have a competitive U.S. Senate election, one that’s being closely watched and heavily funded nationally,...

Black business owners in Portland see progress in protests

Louis Pickens, owner of Black Betty’s Bistro catering and kitchen, was outside his Spring Street home last Saturday, reflecting on a week of demonstrations...

Statehouse Report: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle increasingly impatient with Mills

For the first time since lawmakers adjourned March 17, the Legislature’s budget-writing panel returned to the Statehouse May 29 to hear from Mills administration...

Portland restaurants cautious about taking it to the streets

A handful of Old Port streets were closed Monday in Portland as part of a city effort to promote pedestrian access and allow restaurants...