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One expects a column, or at least a column that is framed somewhere between pop culture and politics, to be timely and reflect on the events of the recent weeks. This demand, which has existed since the invention of the printing press, has only increased with its digital mutation. Opinions on the latest crisis appear as quickly as recaps of our favorite TV shows — and social media has only democratized the real-time analysis. Status…

Why didn't Portland ever build that Martin Luther King Jr. monument?

Plans to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland have been all but forgotten, erased by a series of missteps after a promising start.But back in April 2008, 40 years after the assassination of one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders, the Portland City Council passed an order to establish the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force, with the goal of identifying and evaluating public sites in Portland and…
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2015 winter survival guide

Maine’s punishing winters are the stuff of legend.But the meteorological side of things is kind of beside the point, isn’t it? We all know that getting through winter in Portland isn’t just about bearing the cold.
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Bogarting the vote: Three vie to write Maine's legal pot law

State Rep. Diane Russell (top left), David Boyer of national group Marijuana Policy Project (right), and Legalize Maine PAC's Paul McCarrier all want a say on the future of legal pot in Maine. (Illustration by Mark Poutenis)
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