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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:06:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Our View: Ranked-choice voting result will honor will of people https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-result-will-honor-will-of-people/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-result-will-honor-will-of-people/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119998 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-result-will-honor-will-of-people/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/88820-20181112_Golden_Recou.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - OCTOBER 12: Secretary of State's Office employee Tom Bull moves Monday November 12, 2018 ballot boxes during a tabulation of votes for Maine's second congressional district race between Jared Golden and Bruce Poliquin in Augusta. (Staff photo by Andy Molloy/Staff Photographer)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:44:49 +0000 View from Away: New gun control laws? This California law should be used more https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/view-from-away-new-gun-control-laws-this-california-law-should-be-used-more/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/view-from-away-new-gun-control-laws-this-california-law-should-be-used-more/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119774 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/view-from-away-new-gun-control-laws-this-california-law-should-be-used-more/feed/ 0 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:00:00 +0000 Our View: All veterans share commitment to America, regardless of where they were born https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/our-view-all-veterans-share-commitment-to-america-regardless-of-where-they-were-born/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/our-view-all-veterans-share-commitment-to-america-regardless-of-where-they-were-born/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116854 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/our-view-all-veterans-share-commitment-to-america-regardless-of-where-they-were-born/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/352833_WW1-Christmas-Truce.JPEG-0a.jpgIn this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium during Dec. 1914. Soldiers who had been killing each other by the tens of thousands for months climbed out of their soggy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of World War I. Hands reached out across the divide and in Flanders Fields a century ago, a spontaneous Christmas truce ever so briefly lifted the human spirit.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:44:14 +0000 Our View: Time to take a break on ballot questions https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1117818 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1117818_795046-20181106_Election214.jpgSaco residents fill out their ballots at the Saco Community Center on Tuesday. A new group of lawmakers in Augusta deserves a chance to show it can take on the tough issues.Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:56:36 +0000 View from Away: Congress must protect Robert Mueller https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/view-from-away-congress-must-protect-robert-mueller/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/view-from-away-congress-must-protect-robert-mueller/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1115926 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/10/view-from-away-congress-must-protect-robert-mueller/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/783960-20181108_Protest_007.jpgPORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 8: Marilyn Sarelas and Jim White of Portland dispaly signs to traffic on Congress Street during a protest on Thursday at Monument Square. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:51:02 +0000 Our View: World War I still relevant 100 years later https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/our-view-world-war-i-still-relevant-100-years-later/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/our-view-world-war-i-still-relevant-100-years-later/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1114918 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/09/our-view-world-war-i-still-relevant-100-years-later/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/02/809206_657037-Troops-marching-in-B.jpgMaine soldiers who mobilized during World War I included two units bound for Texas, pictured here on paradeon June 22, 1916, in Bangor.Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:55:35 +0000 Our View: No drama, but plenty of change for Maine https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/our-view-no-drama-but-plenty-of-change-for-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/our-view-no-drama-but-plenty-of-change-for-maine/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1113834 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/our-view-no-drama-but-plenty-of-change-for-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18311208262596.jpgThu, 08 Nov 2018 12:22:05 +0000 View from Away: A fresh start in Congress https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/view-from-away-a-fresh-start-in-congress/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/view-from-away-a-fresh-start-in-congress/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1113490 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/08/view-from-away-a-fresh-start-in-congress/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18311159408327.jpgColorado Governor-elect Jared Polis, right, lifts the hand of Lt. Governor-elect Dianne Primavera during his acceptance speech at the watch party for Colorado Democrats at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:25:15 +0000 Our View: After Election Day, there is work to do https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/07/our-view-after-election-day-there-is-work-to-do/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/07/our-view-after-election-day-there-is-work-to-do/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1111586 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/07/our-view-after-election-day-there-is-work-to-do/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1110890_212499-20181106_DayVOtin13.jpgA voter picks up an "I Voted Today" sticker from the bowl at 1:08 p.m. after voting Tuesday in Manchester Fire Station.Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:15:13 +0000 Our View: With voting turnout, Maine sets a good example https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/06/our-view-with-voting-turnout-maine-sets-a-good-example/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/06/our-view-with-voting-turnout-maine-sets-a-good-example/#respond Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1110186 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/06/our-view-with-voting-turnout-maine-sets-a-good-example/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/739046-20181009_absentee_4.jpgPORTLAND, ME - OCTOBER 9: Julie Draper fills out a ballot at City Hall on Tuesday, the first day of absentee voting. Draper said she'll be away on Nov. 6 and "would never miss voting." (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:35:21 +0000 View from Away: Why the economy looks so bright https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/06/view-from-away-why-the-economy-looks-so-bright/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/06/view-from-away-why-the-economy-looks-so-bright/#respond Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1109838 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/06/view-from-away-why-the-economy-looks-so-bright/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1618166_Job_Openings_71086.jpg-c42.jpgThe demand for employees is growing as the U.S. economy continues to heat up, and employers might be more willing to negotiate on wages with workers.Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:56:31 +0000 Our View: Changes needed to stop decline of rural hospitals https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/05/our-view-changes-needed-to-stop-decline-of-rural-hospitals/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/05/our-view-changes-needed-to-stop-decline-of-rural-hospitals/#respond Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1106542 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/05/our-view-changes-needed-to-stop-decline-of-rural-hospitals/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/09/9884-20170831_Rural-Birth5.jpgCALAIS, ME - AUGUST 31: An incubator sits in the empty hallway in the recently shutdown obstetrics unit at Calais Regional Hospital. The unit discharged it's last patient on August 29. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer)Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:55:13 +0000 Our View: Caron’s exit sets path for future candidates https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/04/our-view-carons-exit-sets-path-for-future-candidates/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/04/our-view-carons-exit-sets-path-for-future-candidates/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1107490 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/04/our-view-carons-exit-sets-path-for-future-candidates/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/20181029_Caron0124.jpgPORTLAND, ME - OCTOBER 29: Independent candidate for governor Alan Caron ends campaign, endorses Janet Mills at the Portland Public Library Monday, October 29, 2018. (Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)Sat, 03 Nov 2018 07:21:35 +0000 View from Away: Don’t sit there and let the country fall into chaos. Get up and vote https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/03/view-from-away-dont-sit-there-and-let-the-country-fall-into-chaos-get-up-and-vote/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/03/view-from-away-dont-sit-there-and-let-the-country-fall-into-chaos-get-up-and-vote/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1106210 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/03/view-from-away-dont-sit-there-and-let-the-country-fall-into-chaos-get-up-and-vote/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/vote-sign-georgia.jpgFri, 02 Nov 2018 14:48:18 +0000 View from Away: Election along the border https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/03/view-from-away-election-along-the-border/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/03/view-from-away-election-along-the-border/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1106226 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/03/view-from-away-election-along-the-border/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1630082_Mexico_Central_America_M12.jpgMarvin Sanabria, a Central American migrant traveling with a caravan to the United States, kneels in prayer after waking up in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday. The caravan, estimated to include more than 7,000 people, had advanced but still faced more than 1,000 miles, and likely much farther, to the end of the journey.Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:04:32 +0000 Our View: A ‘church’ that wants to save lives, not souls https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/02/our-view-a-church-that-wants-to-save-lives-not-souls/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/02/our-view-a-church-that-wants-to-save-lives-not-souls/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1104550 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/02/our-view-a-church-that-wants-to-save-lives-not-souls/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1645094_611216-20181024_Safe-Inje2.jpgJesse Harvey, founder of the Church of Safe Injection, center, shows new volunteer Hilary Andreoli, left, how to take inventory of what they are passing out.Thu, 01 Nov 2018 19:03:27 +0000 Our View: Maine right to recognize biliteracy in shrinking world https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/01/our-view-maine-right-to-recognize-biliteracy-in-shrinking-world/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/01/our-view-maine-right-to-recognize-biliteracy-in-shrinking-world/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1102822 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/01/our-view-maine-right-to-recognize-biliteracy-in-shrinking-world/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2016/09/638538_416961-20160908-foreign-l2.jpgPaige Wong, 17, senior exchange student from Taiwan, back, works through Rosetta Stone lessons during Spanish language class at Madison Area Memorial High School on Sept. 8.Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:19:58 +0000 View from Away: Adults can do better keeping pot edibles away from children https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/01/view-from-away-adults-can-do-better-keeping-pot-edibles-away-from-children/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/01/view-from-away-adults-can-do-better-keeping-pot-edibles-away-from-children/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1102818 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/01/view-from-away-adults-can-do-better-keeping-pot-edibles-away-from-children/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/AP18263649356630.jpgWed, 31 Oct 2018 16:22:11 +0000 Our View: In Rep. Pierce’s case, party leaders fall short https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/31/our-view-in-rep-pierces-case-party-leaders-fall-short/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/31/our-view-in-rep-pierces-case-party-leaders-fall-short/#respond Wed, 31 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1100810 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/31/our-view-in-rep-pierces-case-party-leaders-fall-short/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2012/10/Jeff+Pierce.jpgTue, 30 Oct 2018 16:36:53 +0000 Our View: Brakey is reckless with immigration rhetoric https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/30/our-view-brakey-is-reckless-with-immigration-rhetoric/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/30/our-view-brakey-is-reckless-with-immigration-rhetoric/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1099566 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/30/our-view-brakey-is-reckless-with-immigration-rhetoric/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/840947-20181022_forum_7.jpgSOUTH PORTLAND, ME - OCTOBER 22: The three candidates for U.S. Senate, incumbent Angus King, as well as Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein appear at a forum hosted by Newsradio WGAN. Brakey answers a question during the forum. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:41:45 +0000 Our View: Howe and Howe shows how Maine economy can grow https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/29/our-view-howe-and-howe-shows-how-maine-economy-can-grow/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/29/our-view-howe-and-howe-shows-how-maine-economy-can-grow/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1095386 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/29/our-view-howe-and-howe-shows-how-maine-economy-can-grow/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2016/05/888426_10227-20160517_Robot001.jpgGeoffrey and Michael Howe are building the track base for a human-piloted battle robot at their Waterboro company, Howe & Howe Technologies Inc. In charge of providing the robot with speed and mobility, the Howes' tank-like base will be powered by a V8 engine. "It's going to sound like a monster truck," said Michael Howe, company president.Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:44:05 +0000 Our View: Republicans offer no health care agenda https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/28/our-view-republicans-offer-no-health-care-agenda/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/28/our-view-republicans-offer-no-health-care-agenda/#respond Sun, 28 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1096418 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/28/our-view-republicans-offer-no-health-care-agenda/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1096418_gop_convention_maine_acco_1.jpg2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin claims to have a plan to fix the national health care system, but he voted in favor of legislation that would have wrecked it.Sat, 27 Oct 2018 09:20:01 +0000 View from Away: Political division is leading us to tragedy https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/27/view-from-away-political-division-is-leading-us-to-tragedy/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/27/view-from-away-political-division-is-leading-us-to-tragedy/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1095026 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/27/view-from-away-political-division-is-leading-us-to-tragedy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1600766_452450-AP18277850937114.jpgProtesters rally in front of Trump Tower in New York on Thursday against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:25:13 +0000 View from Away: Assaulting the civil rights of transgender people isn’t campaign fodder https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/27/view-from-away-assaulting-the-civil-rights-of-transgender-people-isnt-campaign-fodder/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/27/view-from-away-assaulting-the-civil-rights-of-transgender-people-isnt-campaign-fodder/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1095034 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/27/view-from-away-assaulting-the-civil-rights-of-transgender-people-isnt-campaign-fodder/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/07/1232073_Trump-Military_Transgende3.jpgNick Rondoletto, left, and Doug Thorogood, a couple from San Francisco, wave a rainbow flag and hold a sign against a proposed ban of transgendered people in the military at a protest in the Castro District on Wednesday in San Francisco.Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:29:38 +0000 Our Endorsement: Questions 4 and 5 are part of Maine’s workforce solution https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/26/our-view-questions-4-and-5-are-part-of-maines-workforce-solution/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/26/our-view-questions-4-and-5-are-part-of-maines-workforce-solution/#respond Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1093622 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/26/our-view-questions-4-and-5-are-part-of-maines-workforce-solution/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/USM_1-1024x728.jpgPORTLAND, ME - OCTOBER 6 2014: Students make their way to classes on the campus of University of Southern Maine. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:28:36 +0000 Our Endorsement: Vote yes on Questions 2 and 3 to keep up on infrastructure https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/25/our-endorsement-vote-yes-on-questions-2-and-3-to-keep-up-on-infrastructure/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/25/our-endorsement-vote-yes-on-questions-2-and-3-to-keep-up-on-infrastructure/#respond Thu, 25 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1091858 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/25/our-endorsement-vote-yes-on-questions-2-and-3-to-keep-up-on-infrastructure/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/portland-press-herald_3706151.jpgThu, 25 Oct 2018 09:12:23 +0000 Our Endorsement: No on Question 1: Right problem, problematic solution https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/24/our-endorsement-no-on-question-1-plan-lacks-oversight/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/24/our-endorsement-no-on-question-1-plan-lacks-oversight/#respond Wed, 24 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1089762 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/24/our-endorsement-no-on-question-1-plan-lacks-oversight/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/Q1-again-1.jpgWed, 24 Oct 2018 10:33:03 +0000 Our Endorsement: Editorial Board backs 2nd term for Sen. King https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/23/our-endorsement-editorial-board-backs-2nd-term-for-sen-king/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/23/our-endorsement-editorial-board-backs-2nd-term-for-sen-king/#respond Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1088470 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/23/our-endorsement-editorial-board-backs-2nd-term-for-sen-king/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1088470_279826__20130607_king_2.jpgAngus KingMon, 22 Oct 2018 17:36:14 +0000 Our Endorsement: Board endorses Pingree, Golden https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/22/our-endorsement-board-endorses-pingree-golden/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/22/our-endorsement-board-endorses-pingree-golden/#respond Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1086662 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/22/our-endorsement-board-endorses-pingree-golden/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/pjimage-5.jpgMon, 22 Oct 2018 14:19:00 +0000 Our Endorsement: Editorial Board picks Mills for governor https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/21/our-endorsement-editorial-board-picks-mills-for-governor/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/21/our-endorsement-editorial-board-picks-mills-for-governor/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1085494 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/21/our-endorsement-editorial-board-picks-mills-for-governor/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1085494_356020_20180908_janetmills_.jpgJanet MillsSat, 20 Oct 2018 08:09:24 +0000 View from Away: Saudi Arabia doesn’t deserve benefit of the doubt https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/20/view-from-away-saudi-arabia-doesnt-deserve-benefit-of-the-doubt/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/20/view-from-away-saudi-arabia-doesnt-deserve-benefit-of-the-doubt/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1083826 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/20/view-from-away-saudi-arabia-doesnt-deserve-benefit-of-the-doubt/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1613814_saudi-us-1stld-writethru-03c9aca0-ceeb-11e8-a360-85875bac0b1f.jpgMichael Beer holds a poster during a rally about the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington last Wednesday.Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:47:26 +0000 View from Away: Warren walks into Trump’s trap https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/20/view-from-away-warren-walks-into-trumps-trap/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/20/view-from-away-warren-walks-into-trumps-trap/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1083830 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/20/view-from-away-warren-walks-into-trumps-trap/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1618542_Election_2020_Trumpy_Warr3.jpgSome Native Americans take issue with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's use of a DNA test to prove her lineage, part of a broader clash between Warren and President Trump. They argue DNA alone doesn't signify Indian heritage.Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:44:02 +0000 Our View: Credit union fills key gap in farming industry https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/19/our-view-credit-union-fills-key-gap-in-farming-industry/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/19/our-view-credit-union-fills-key-gap-in-farming-industry/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1082686 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/19/our-view-credit-union-fills-key-gap-in-farming-industry/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2016/01/781107_396990-20160105_Ecology001.jpgSACO, ME - JANUARY 5: Riverbend Farm in Saco where the Ecology School hopes to have a new campus, Tuesday, January 5, 2015. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:35:25 +0000 Our View: Retiring a mascot is a small, welcome step https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/18/our-view-retiring-a-mascot-is-a-small-welcome-step/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/18/our-view-retiring-a-mascot-is-a-small-welcome-step/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1081546 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/18/our-view-retiring-a-mascot-is-a-small-welcome-step/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1619866_460083_louis_sockalexis2-e1539828530382-300x231.jpgThu, 18 Oct 2018 09:51:38 +0000 View from Away: Is a Saudi arms deal worth America’s credibility? https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/18/view-from-away-is-a-saudi-arms-deal-worth-americas-credibility/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/18/view-from-away-is-a-saudi-arms-deal-worth-americas-credibility/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1080926 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/18/view-from-away-is-a-saudi-arms-deal-worth-americas-credibility/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1617298_Saudi_Arabia_Protected_St7.jpgU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. With Pompeo hastily dispatched on a damage-limitation mission to Riyadh, behind-the-scenes efforts are in full flow to preserve the Saudi-U.S. relationship in the wake of the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:16:18 +0000 Our View: Mayhew brings Maine failures to Washington https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/17/our-view-mayhew-brings-maine-failures-to-washington/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/17/our-view-mayhew-brings-maine-failures-to-washington/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1079574 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/17/our-view-mayhew-brings-maine-failures-to-washington/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2015/12/MayhewCrop2.jpgMaine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew accuses federal officials of putting up 'roadblocks' in the state's efforts to prevent welfare fraud and abuse.Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:11:52 +0000 Our View: Proposed lobster rules not based on science https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/16/our-view-proposed-lobster-rules-not-based-on-science/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/16/our-view-proposed-lobster-rules-not-based-on-science/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1078302 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/16/our-view-proposed-lobster-rules-not-based-on-science/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1591990_723436-Whale-e1538453608818.jpgA rare right whale breaches off Boothbay Harbor. Scientists estimate that fewer than 450 right whales remain. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:43:42 +0000 View from Away: How Sears could have avoided bankruptcy https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/16/view-from-away-how-sears-could-have-avoided-bankruptcy/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/16/view-from-away-how-sears-could-have-avoided-bankruptcy/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1078146 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/16/view-from-away-how-sears-could-have-avoided-bankruptcy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/05/Sears_Canada.jpgMon, 15 Oct 2018 16:11:34 +0000 Our View: Don’t let new mothers face postpartum depression alone https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/15/our-view-dont-let-new-mothers-face-postpartum-depression-alone/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/15/our-view-dont-let-new-mothers-face-postpartum-depression-alone/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1074198 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/15/our-view-dont-let-new-mothers-face-postpartum-depression-alone/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/914598_69664-20180717-Amy-Calder-C.jpgAmanda Brown talks on Tuesday about having suffered from postpartum depression after she had her child and how she runs a support group for mothers at Inland Hospital.Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:38:16 +0000 View from Away: Congress finally finds something to agree on https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/15/view-from-away-congress-finally-finds-something-to-agree-on/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/15/view-from-away-congress-finally-finds-something-to-agree-on/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1074218 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/15/view-from-away-congress-finally-finds-something-to-agree-on/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/1451426_25067-Opioids.jpgPortland paramedics respond to a call of a heroin overdose on Congress Street near the intersection of India Street. The 29-year-old woman was found unconscious by a passer-by after she had injected herself with a quarter-gram of heroin. (Staff photo by Derek Davis)Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:24:58 +0000 Our View: Climate impact key to power line decision https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/14/our-view-climate-impact-key-to-power-line-decision/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/14/our-view-climate-impact-key-to-power-line-decision/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1075242 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/14/our-view-climate-impact-key-to-power-line-decision/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1075242_609043_harris_dam.jpgThe proposed CMP power line would go over – or under – the Kennebec Gorge, where whitewater rafting draws thousands of visitors every year.Sat, 13 Oct 2018 12:15:05 +0000 View from Away: Unemployment is down, now pay should go up https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/13/view-from-away-unemployment-is-down-now-pay-should-go-up/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/13/view-from-away-unemployment-is-down-now-pay-should-go-up/#respond Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1073570 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/13/view-from-away-unemployment-is-down-now-pay-should-go-up/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/02/hiring.jpgFri, 12 Oct 2018 12:33:06 +0000 Our View: Give telephone providers the tools to stop robocalls https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/12/our-view-give-telephone-providers-the-tools-to-stop-robocalls/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/12/our-view-give-telephone-providers-the-tools-to-stop-robocalls/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1072242 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/12/our-view-give-telephone-providers-the-tools-to-stop-robocalls/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/05/Broadband-Privacy_Wake.jpgThu, 11 Oct 2018 15:34:45 +0000 View from Away: Saudis owe the world an answer https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/12/view-from-away-saudis-owe-the-world-an-answer/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/12/view-from-away-saudis-owe-the-world-an-answer/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1072254 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/12/view-from-away-saudis-owe-the-world-an-answer/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1608082_Saudi_Arabia_Missing_Writ7.jpgProtesters demonstrate outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington on Wednesday. The U.S. is demanding answers to the suspected assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pictured, President Trump says.Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:35:59 +0000 Our View: U.N. climate report is our Pearl Harbor https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/11/our-view-u-n-climate-report-is-our-pearl-harbor/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/11/our-view-u-n-climate-report-is-our-pearl-harbor/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1071058 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/11/our-view-u-n-climate-report-is-our-pearl-harbor/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1071058_AP_18233475277870.jpgIf we are going to avoid the consequences of greenhouse gas emissions, we will need to phase out coal-burning plants like this one in Wyoming.Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:18:26 +0000 Our View: The problem is bigger than Susan Collins https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/10/our-view-the-problem-is-bigger-than-susan-collins/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/10/our-view-the-problem-is-bigger-than-susan-collins/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1069390 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/10/our-view-the-problem-is-bigger-than-susan-collins/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1602570_713533-20181007_collins-4.jpgCecelia Corey of Clinton holds a sign during a We Believe Survivors rally Sunday at the Portland International Jetport. About 50 people showed up at the noontime protest against Sen. Susan Collins.Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:00:30 +0000 Our View: Insurance no shield from high health costs https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/09/our-view-insurance-no-shield-from-high-health-costs/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/09/our-view-insurance-no-shield-from-high-health-costs/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1068214 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/09/our-view-insurance-no-shield-from-high-health-costs/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/1216389_doctor-c47a7122-5850-11e7-b.jpgClaire Bennett, 8, watches as Dr. Adam Lowry examines her at her family's home in Great Falls, Va. The girl needed a last-minute physical for summer camp.Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:49:10 +0000 Our View: Group highlighting school-funding inequities should be heard https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/08/our-view-group-highlighting-school-funding-inequities-should-be-heard/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/08/our-view-group-highlighting-school-funding-inequities-should-be-heard/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1063570 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/08/our-view-group-highlighting-school-funding-inequities-should-be-heard/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/shutterstock_91783064.jpgshutterstock.com Ninety-two percent of school bus drivers believe it’s “their job” to step in when a student is being assaulted, taunted or threatened, a survey found – but only 56 percent say they’ve been trained in how to intervene in bullying incidents.Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:08:37 +0000 View from Away: President Trump delivers a better trade deal for the U.S. https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/08/view-from-away-president-trump-delivers-a-better-trade-deal-for-the-u-s/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/08/view-from-away-president-trump-delivers-a-better-trade-deal-for-the-u-s/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1063574 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/08/view-from-away-president-trump-delivers-a-better-trade-deal-for-the-u-s/feed/ 0 Mon, 08 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000 View from Away: President Donald Trump’s evasion of taxes and truth https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/06/view-from-away-president-donald-trumps-evasion-of-taxes-and-truth/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/06/view-from-away-president-donald-trumps-evasion-of-taxes-and-truth/#respond Sat, 06 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1063182 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/06/view-from-away-president-donald-trumps-evasion-of-taxes-and-truth/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/Campaign-2016-Trump-T_Wake.jpgFri, 05 Oct 2018 10:11:21 +0000