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  • Published
    February 8, 2017

    To avoid fake news, forget reputation and go straight to the source

    The shifting of standards of journalism to a more academic model might make it possible for anyone to be a fact-checker, for anyone to determine whether news is fake or real, James Cook writes.

  • Published
    January 24, 2017

    Three ways to ward off the ‘winter blues’

    There are plenty of ways to prevent the cold and lack of sun from getting you stuck in your own tracks, Kim Carter writes.

  • Published
    January 19, 2017

    Rockland native finds a new life perspective in aviation

    Marc Belley, a fourth-year student in the University of Maine at Augusta's Aviation program, will graduate as a flight instructor, fulfilling dreams he's had since childhood, Mark Tardif writes.

  • Published
    January 10, 2017

    Social media speeds up our sensory overload

    Our rapid fire, almost bumper sticker-style of communication can lead to people tuning each other out, Rebecca Lux Soc writes.

  • Published
    December 28, 2016

    Children’s books a chance to teach diversity

    While I certainly do not claim that racism can be dismantled through children's books, the act of reading — listening to someone else's story — is a crucial component of ally work for racial justice, writes Elizabeth Powers.

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  • Published
    December 20, 2016

    Should GMOs be a no-go?

    GMOs have some major benefits, despite having recently taken some major criticism, so it will be interesting to see what another 50 years of advancing this technology will bring, Amber Howard writes.

  • Published
    December 13, 2016

    President-elect Trump insults Maine residents, but is he right?

    Examining crime data in Maine and beyond shows that evidence fails to support Donald Trump's denigration of refugees in Maine, James Cook writes.

  • Published
    December 6, 2016

    The power of protest still works

    In this year's political climate, we seem to want to silence many voices without actually listening, but history has shown us that protesting has real value in addressing social problems and inequality, Kim Carter writes.

  • Published
    November 2, 2016

    As Election Day nears, try having a civil discussion about politics

    Many of us are actively avoiding political discussions with people who have different viewpoints, but it's an important act of citizenship that can help us come to new understandings with each other, Elizabeth Powers writes.

  • Published
    October 20, 2016

    This election, do we show up or crumble?

    An analysis of choices in races for the Maine State Legislature raise questions about our options and democratic participation.