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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 Our View: To save football at some Maine schools, eight could be more than enough https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/18/our-view-to-save-football-at-some-maine-schools-eight-could-be-more-than-enough/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/18/our-view-to-save-football-at-some-maine-schools-eight-could-be-more-than-enough/#respond Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1199318 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/18/our-view-to-save-football-at-some-maine-schools-eight-could-be-more-than-enough/feed/ 0 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:17:49 +0000 Our View: Opioid crisis calls for coordinated response https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/17/our-view-opioid-crisis-calls-for-coordinated-response/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/17/our-view-opioid-crisis-calls-for-coordinated-response/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1198354 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/17/our-view-opioid-crisis-calls-for-coordinated-response/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1575506_651943__201508012_medcu_5a-2.jpgPurdue Pharma's funding of efforts to develop a lower-cost version of the overdose antidote used by Portland paramedics, above, to revive a woman in 2015 isn't enough to help addicts break free of opioids like the one it makes, a reader says.Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:22:03 +0000 Our View: Lack of affordable child care is holding back Maine families https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/16/our-view-lack-of-affordable-child-care-is-holding-back-maine-families/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/16/our-view-lack-of-affordable-child-care-is-holding-back-maine-families/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1196570 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/16/our-view-lack-of-affordable-child-care-is-holding-back-maine-families/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/09/1171143_shutterstock_546389527-e1490243611160.jpgOver the last four years, Maine has left unspent over $16 million in federal money that could have gone toward child care for lower-income families.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:48:58 +0000 View from Away: A Nazi meets his end https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/16/view-from-away-a-nazi-meets-his-end/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/16/view-from-away-a-nazi-meets-his-end/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1196598 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/16/view-from-away-a-nazi-meets-his-end/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/AP18206720786206.jpgThis 1942 photo provided by the the public prosecutor's office in Hamburg via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, shows Heinrich Himmler, center left, shaking hands with new guard recruits at the Trawniki concentration camp in Nazi occupied Poland. Trawniki is the same camp, where some time after this photo was made, Jakiw Palij trained and served as a guard. The White House says that Palij, a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion. (public prosecutor's office in Hamburg via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum via AP)Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:51:34 +0000 Our View: Maine finishes last in race to keep lights on https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/15/our-view-maine-finishes-last-in-race-to-keep-lights-on/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/15/our-view-maine-finishes-last-in-race-to-keep-lights-on/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1195674 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/15/our-view-maine-finishes-last-in-race-to-keep-lights-on/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/portland-press-herald_3587561.jpgMon, 14 Jan 2019 17:48:11 +0000 Our View: With cannabis legal, clear criminal records https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/14/our-view-with-cannabis-legal-clear-criminal-records/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/14/our-view-with-cannabis-legal-clear-criminal-records/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1194178 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/14/our-view-with-cannabis-legal-clear-criminal-records/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/1194178_421212_20131011_marijuana_3.jpgWhy should one group of citizens pay lifelong consequences for things that others do today with impunity?Sun, 13 Jan 2019 09:05:59 +0000 Our View: Skowhegan should find way forward as a community https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/13/our-view-skowhegan-should-find-way-forward-as-a-community/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/13/our-view-skowhegan-should-find-way-forward-as-a-community/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1192986 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/13/our-view-skowhegan-should-find-way-forward-as-a-community/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1146774_220014-Mascot.jpgMark Roman holds a sign protesting use of the name Indian for SAD 54 sports teams during a forum May 4, 2015, in Skowhegan. At far left is former chief of the Penobscot tribe Barry Dana, of Solon.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:58:48 +0000 View from Away: The Supreme Court has yet another chance to stop gerrymandering https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/12/view-from-away-the-supreme-court-has-yet-another-chance-to-stop-gerrymandering/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/12/view-from-away-the-supreme-court-has-yet-another-chance-to-stop-gerrymandering/#respond Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1192682 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/12/view-from-away-the-supreme-court-has-yet-another-chance-to-stop-gerrymandering/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/AP18277862837784.jpgFri, 11 Jan 2019 15:27:17 +0000 View from Away: The US needs more veterans in politics https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/12/view-from-away-the-us-needs-more-veterans-in-politics/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/12/view-from-away-the-us-needs-more-veterans-in-politics/#respond Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1192686 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/12/view-from-away-the-us-needs-more-veterans-in-politics/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/968614_McCain_97751.jpg-8aacf.jpgRepublican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally Nov. 3, 2008, outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. McCain's family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:48:01 +0000 Our View: Fires pose special risk for Maine’s seniors https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/11/our-view-fires-pose-special-risk-for-maines-seniors/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/11/our-view-fires-pose-special-risk-for-maines-seniors/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1191750 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/11/our-view-fires-pose-special-risk-for-maines-seniors/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/1184898_541631_20190103_anson_fire_.jpgFire damage mars the front of a large home at 46 Main St. in North Anson. The accidental blaze killed 63-year-old William Bloom on Thursday.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:51:47 +0000 View from Away: What collusion looks like https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/11/view-from-away-what-collusion-looks-like/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/11/view-from-away-what-collusion-looks-like/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1191534 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/11/view-from-away-what-collusion-looks-like/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1700886_mueller-analysis-187af3c0-b915-11e8-a2c5-3187f427e253.jpgPaul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, arrives at federal court in Washington on June 15, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach GibsonThu, 10 Jan 2019 16:27:06 +0000 Our View: Trump won’t be part of shutdown solution https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/10/our-view-trump-wont-be-part-of-shutdown-solution/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/10/our-view-trump-wont-be-part-of-shutdown-solution/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1190286 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/10/our-view-trump-wont-be-part-of-shutdown-solution/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/1189082_Government_Shutdown_Trump_1.jpgAs seen from a window outside the Oval Office, President Donald Trump gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday at the White House in Washington.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:20:20 +0000 Our View: With first bill, Democrats in U.S. House raise important question https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/09/our-view-with-first-bill-democrats-in-u-s-house-raise-important-question/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/09/our-view-with-first-bill-democrats-in-u-s-house-raise-important-question/#respond Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1188790 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/09/our-view-with-first-bill-democrats-in-u-s-house-raise-important-question/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1660198_34873-20181106_Election525.jpgSACO, ME - NOVEMBER 6: Luis Sanchez of Saco is assisted by poll worker Joe Corriveau as he loads his ballots into a scanner at the Saco Community Center Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Sanchez who is originally from the Dominican Republic became an American citizen just this month and voted in his first U.S. election Tuesday. (Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:31:01 +0000 Our View: Weaknesses of Maine’s sunshine law exposed https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/08/our-view-weaknesses-of-maines-sunshine-law-exposed/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/08/our-view-weaknesses-of-maines-sunshine-law-exposed/#respond Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1187806 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/08/our-view-weaknesses-of-maines-sunshine-law-exposed/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/1758522_155322-TrumpHotel.jpgThe Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Gov. Paul LePage stayed at least once in 2017.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:27:37 +0000 Our View: Students are changing, so education should too https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/07/our-view-students-are-changing-so-education-should-too/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/07/our-view-students-are-changing-so-education-should-too/#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1184958 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/07/our-view-students-are-changing-so-education-should-too/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/06/1387327_452008-20180527-colby-13.jpgThe graduating class at Colby College tosses their academic caps into the air following commencement in Waterville on Sunday. Sen. Susan Collins, the featured speaker, urged roughly 480 graduates to work to restore a sense of community wherever they go.Sat, 05 Jan 2019 09:11:56 +0000 Our View: Maine should end secret-pardon law https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/06/our-view-maine-should-end-secret-pardon-law/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/06/our-view-maine-should-end-secret-pardon-law/#respond Sun, 06 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1185778 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/06/our-view-maine-should-end-secret-pardon-law/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2019/01/1185778_873257_20180925_rain_feat_0.jpgYou can't be arrested or convicted in secret, and the governor shouldn't be able to issue pardons in secret either. Public records are a check on abuse of power.Sat, 05 Jan 2019 09:15:13 +0000 View from Away: Social media are hurting America. 2019 is the year to do something about it https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/05/view-from-away-social-media-is-hurting-america-2019-is-the-year-to-do-something-about-it/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/05/view-from-away-social-media-is-hurting-america-2019-is-the-year-to-do-something-about-it/#respond Sat, 05 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1184646 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/05/view-from-away-social-media-is-hurting-america-2019-is-the-year-to-do-something-about-it/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/04/1368172_After_Facebook-Whos_Next_75.jpgFacebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next.Fri, 04 Jan 2019 21:54:59 +0000 Our View: Mills should close Maine’s youth prison https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/04/our-view-mills-should-close-maines-youth-prison/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/04/our-view-mills-should-close-maines-youth-prison/#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1183198 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/04/our-view-mills-should-close-maines-youth-prison/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/956394_905618-20140314_LongCreek_0.jpgIt costs the state $250,000 a year to keep one juvenile adjudicated for a minor crime at Long Creek Youth Development Center. But judges have no options for offenders who won't abide by probation conditions.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:40:56 +0000 View from Away: Maternal death rate increase deserves scrutiny https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/04/view-from-away-maternal-death-rate-increase-deserves-scrutiny/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/04/view-from-away-maternal-death-rate-increase-deserves-scrutiny/#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1183222 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/04/view-from-away-maternal-death-rate-increase-deserves-scrutiny/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2016/12/1126198_Mommy_Brain_05575.jpg-3012.jpgA mother holds her newborn baby in Corpus Christi, Texas. A study released Monday shows pregnancy affects not only a woman's body: It changes parts of her brain structure, too.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:31:01 +0000 Our View: Minimum-wage hike eases child poverty https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/03/our-view-minimum-wage-hike-eases-child-poverty/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/03/our-view-minimum-wage-hike-eases-child-poverty/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1182054 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/03/our-view-minimum-wage-hike-eases-child-poverty/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/12/473817_232862-20140722_wages_018.jpgChristopher McClure, 26, of Portland works as a barista Tuesday at Arabica Coffee, where he makes $10 an hour. He favors an increase in the city’s minimum wage. “For people in my situation ... I just don’t see how they can get by,” he said.Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:57:17 +0000 Our View: IRS enforcement lags, and taxpayers suffer https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/02/our-view-irs-enforcement-lags-and-taxpayers-suffer/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/02/our-view-irs-enforcement-lags-and-taxpayers-suffer/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1179450 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/02/our-view-irs-enforcement-lags-and-taxpayers-suffer/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/irs.jpgMon, 31 Dec 2018 11:20:18 +0000 Our View: As 2019 begins, there’s hope for working government https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/01/our-view-as-2019-begins-theres-hope-for-working-government/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/01/our-view-as-2019-begins-theres-hope-for-working-government/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1179662 https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/01/01/our-view-as-2019-begins-theres-hope-for-working-government/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1742622_417590-JanetMills1228.jpgSays administration is evaluating the state's legal optionsMon, 31 Dec 2018 16:51:07 +0000 Our View: Keep students working on Maine’s many snow days https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/31/our-view-keep-students-working-on-maines-many-snow-days/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/31/our-view-keep-students-working-on-maines-many-snow-days/#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1175986 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/31/our-view-keep-students-working-on-maines-many-snow-days/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/678953-20181120_gr_snow-f2.jpgSCARBOROUGH, ME - NOVEMBER 20: Taking advantage of a snow day from school, Cameron Douglas, 9, Cash Baker, 7 and Grady Foreman, 8, are all smiles as they sled down a hill behind Scarborough High School on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. (Staff photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer)Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:18:24 +0000 Our View: Portland shelter filled by broken immigration system, failed leadership https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/30/our-view-portland-shelter-filled-by-broken-immigration-system-failed-leadership/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/30/our-view-portland-shelter-filled-by-broken-immigration-system-failed-leadership/#respond Sun, 30 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1176086 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/30/our-view-portland-shelter-filled-by-broken-immigration-system-failed-leadership/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1736654_375482-20181205_AsylumOve5.jpgEarlier this month, 199 noncitizens sought space at Portland’s Family Shelter, compared with 61 five years ago. The surge of asylum seekers means many must sleep in overflow spaces, and scarce affordable housing is keeping them in shelters for longer periods. Above, migrants prepare for bed at the Salvation Army gymnasium. Staff photo by Brianna Soukup Fri, 28 Dec 2018 14:57:33 +0000 View from Away: Trump threatens to kill incentives for electric cars. They should be extended https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/29/view-from-away-trump-threatens-to-kill-incentives-for-electric-cars-they-should-be-extended/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/29/view-from-away-trump-threatens-to-kill-incentives-for-electric-cars-they-should-be-extended/#respond Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1174694 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/29/view-from-away-trump-threatens-to-kill-incentives-for-electric-cars-they-should-be-extended/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/12/554797_Climate-Fuel-Effects.JPEG-0.jpgAn electric car is charged with a plug. Researchers say all-electric cars are only as environmentally friendly as are their power sources. And ethanol isn’t so green.Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:38:36 +0000 Our View: Poliquin’s noise aside, the fact is that Golden won https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/28/our-view-poliquins-noise-aside-the-fact-is-that-golden-won/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/28/our-view-poliquins-noise-aside-the-fact-is-that-golden-won/#respond Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1174602 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/28/our-view-poliquins-noise-aside-the-fact-is-that-golden-won/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/poliquin-golden-3-e1535680974616-1-7.jpgpoliquin jared golden two pack featured imageThu, 27 Dec 2018 14:26:26 +0000 Our View: Mentally ill shouldn’t languish in Maine jails https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/27/our-view-mentally-ill-shouldnt-languish-in-maine-jails/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/27/our-view-mentally-ill-shouldnt-languish-in-maine-jails/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1173514 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/27/our-view-mentally-ill-shouldnt-languish-in-maine-jails/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/03/817359_406958_20140808_riverviewsi.jpgJennifer Taghavidinani, of Oakland, says she was locked out of the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta, spent two months without work, and was denied a merit raise because she complained about unsafe working conditions at the state hospital for people with mental illness.Wed, 26 Dec 2018 12:13:00 +0000 View from Away: Why is FEMA is wasting our money? https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/27/view-from-away-why-is-fema-is-wasting-our-money/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/27/view-from-away-why-is-fema-is-wasting-our-money/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1173518 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/27/view-from-away-why-is-fema-is-wasting-our-money/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/09/AP17255638134967.jpgWed, 26 Dec 2018 12:11:03 +0000 Our View: School lunch can be part of the solution https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/25/our-view-school-lunch-can-be-part-of-the-solution/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/25/our-view-school-lunch-can-be-part-of-the-solution/#respond Tue, 25 Dec 2018 23:17:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1172258 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/25/our-view-school-lunch-can-be-part-of-the-solution/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/portland-press-herald_3682639.jpgTue, 25 Dec 2018 18:16:42 +0000 Our View: Take steps now to end rise in teen vaping https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/24/our-view-take-steps-now-to-end-rise-in-teen-vaping/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/24/our-view-take-steps-now-to-end-rise-in-teen-vaping/#respond Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1169694 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/24/our-view-take-steps-now-to-end-rise-in-teen-vaping/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/juul2.jpgFri, 21 Dec 2018 16:28:39 +0000 View from Away: A coronary for Christmas? https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/24/view-from-away-a-coronary-for-christmas/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/24/view-from-away-a-coronary-for-christmas/#respond Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1169710 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/24/view-from-away-a-coronary-for-christmas/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/12/AP17334608069003.jpgA golden star tops the Christmas tree outside the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Stocks powered to new highs on Wall Street, giving the Dow Jones industrials their biggest gain since March and putting them past 24,000 for the first time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:22:58 +0000 Our View: LePage’s bull-headed legacy on mental health https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/23/our-view-lepages-bull-headed-legacy-on-mental-health/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/23/our-view-lepages-bull-headed-legacy-on-mental-health/#respond Sun, 23 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1169754 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/23/our-view-lepages-bull-headed-legacy-on-mental-health/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/06/1357732_lepage_riverview_93630_jpg_.jpgFILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting in Yarmouth, Maine. LePage told The Associated Press in December that lawmakers tasked with finding tens of millions of dollars to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion must also consider the potential return of $51 million in federal funding spent on the operation of the Riverview state psychiatric center. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:18:58 +0000 View from Away: Trump’s half-baked plan for withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/22/view-from-away-trumps-half-baked-plan-for-withdrawing-u-s-forces-from-syria/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/22/view-from-away-trumps-half-baked-plan-for-withdrawing-u-s-forces-from-syria/#respond Sat, 22 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1169550 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/22/view-from-away-trumps-half-baked-plan-for-withdrawing-u-s-forces-from-syria/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/mattis-2ndld-writethru-0ec5d5fa-04a8-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f.jpgPresident Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis would leave his position at the end of February. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin BotsfordFri, 21 Dec 2018 16:36:40 +0000 Our View: Food assistance still not safe from harmful cuts https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/21/our-view-food-assistance-still-not-safe-from-harmful-cuts/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/21/our-view-food-assistance-still-not-safe-from-harmful-cuts/#respond Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1168414 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/21/our-view-food-assistance-still-not-safe-from-harmful-cuts/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2013/10/902810-The+Tipping+Point+Taste+of+Cha.jpgThu, 20 Dec 2018 16:17:04 +0000 Our View: Page set right course for UMaine System https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/20/our-view-page-set-right-course-for-umaine-system/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/20/our-view-page-set-right-course-for-umaine-system/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1167162 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/20/our-view-page-set-right-course-for-umaine-system/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1167162_928905-20180605-Session_281.jpgUniversity of Maine System Chancellor James Page will retire this year after making substantial progress in adapting Maine's higher education system to our demographic needs.Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:26:44 +0000 View from Away: Trump’s sham foundation https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/20/view-from-away-trumps-sham-foundation/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/20/view-from-away-trumps-sham-foundation/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1167022 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/20/view-from-away-trumps-sham-foundation/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2016/11/1112272_Trump-University-Lawsuit.3.jpgFILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election night rally, in New York. A federal judge in San Diego will consider arguments on President-elect Trump's latest request to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump University until after his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. Trump's attorneys said in a court filing ahead of the hearing to be held Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, that preparations for the White House were "critical and all-consuming." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:39:32 +0000 Our View: To stop abuse, we need to raise better men https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/19/our-view-to-stop-abuse-we-need-to-raise-better-men/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/19/our-view-to-stop-abuse-we-need-to-raise-better-men/#respond Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1165278 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/19/our-view-to-stop-abuse-we-need-to-raise-better-men/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1724742_858336-20181215_Richmond_3.jpgRichmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster comforts relatives of two people found dead Saturday.Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:20:19 +0000 Our View: Republicans should end war on Obamacare https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/18/our-view-republicans-should-end-war-on-obamacare/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/18/our-view-republicans-should-end-war-on-obamacare/#respond Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1164322 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/18/our-view-republicans-should-end-war-on-obamacare/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1164322_health_overhaul_lawsuit_906.jpgA federal judge's ruling that the Obama health care law is unconstitutional has landed as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core elements.Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:47:46 +0000 Our View: Rural Maine needs more public transportation https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/17/our-opinion-rural-maine-needs-more-public-transportation/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/17/our-opinion-rural-maine-needs-more-public-transportation/#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1160174 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/17/our-opinion-rural-maine-needs-more-public-transportation/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/06/1404235_452723-Walker-2-10.jpgKurland walks one of Maine's long country roads, and takes a well-deserved break at a Yarmouth coffee shop, right.Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:46:57 +0000 Our View: Aquaculture wrong target for protests https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/16/our-view-aquaculture-wrong-target-for-protests/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/16/our-view-aquaculture-wrong-target-for-protests/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1160358 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/16/our-view-aquaculture-wrong-target-for-protests/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1709994_443209-20181205_Oyster_F3.jpgMark and Glenda Wyman look out from their property in Brunswick at the subtidal waters of Maquoit Bay, where a proposed oyster farm would be located. “I don’t have any problem with aquaculture,” says Mark Wyman, who worries about deer crossings as well as about discord in Mere Point. “I just don’t think this is a good place for it.” Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:37:53 +0000 View from Away: Amid the dark news on climate, a spark of hope https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/15/view-from-away-amid-the-dark-news-on-climate-a-spark-of-hope/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/15/view-from-away-amid-the-dark-news-on-climate-a-spark-of-hope/#respond Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1159630 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/15/view-from-away-amid-the-dark-news-on-climate-a-spark-of-hope/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1685722_AP_18233475277870.jpgA coal plant in Glenrock, Wyo. Environmentalists question the White House's move to issue a report on climate change amid the chaos of Black Friday.Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:43:49 +0000 Our View: Ruling in ranked-choice voting case is a civics lesson https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/14/our-view-ruling-in-ranked-choice-voting-case-is-a-civics-lesson/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/14/our-view-ruling-in-ranked-choice-voting-case-is-a-civics-lesson/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1158510 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/14/our-view-ruling-in-ranked-choice-voting-case-is-a-civics-lesson/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/lance-walker-cropped-2.jpg PORTLAND, ME - JANUARY 7: Judge Lance Walker presided over the arraignment of Christopher Porter, 49, (cq) of Brunswick, at the Cumberland County Courthouse Thursday, January 7, 2016, on charges of attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault after he allegedly hit his 91-year old father in the head repeatedly with a baseball bat. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:40:22 +0000 Our View: Portland’s development timeout sets good example for solving conflict https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/13/our-view-portlands-development-timeout-sets-good-example/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/13/our-view-portlands-development-timeout-sets-good-example/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1157162 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/13/our-view-portlands-development-timeout-sets-good-example/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1157162_20180513_cruiseships_093.jpgHotels, cruise ship passengers and non-water-dependent businesses are contributing to congestion along Commercial Street that threatens Portland's working waterfront.Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:26:14 +0000 Our View: Maine should make computer science education a priority https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/12/our-view-maine-should-make-computer-science-education-a-priority/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/12/our-view-maine-should-make-computer-science-education-a-priority/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1155286 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/12/our-view-maine-should-make-computer-science-education-a-priority/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2015/06/20140331_133492.xml-20140326_testing_9862.jpgTue, 11 Dec 2018 16:05:52 +0000 Our View: U.S. joins wrong side at climate conference https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/11/our-view-u-s-joins-wrong-side-at-climate-conference/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/11/our-view-u-s-joins-wrong-side-at-climate-conference/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1154438 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/11/our-view-u-s-joins-wrong-side-at-climate-conference/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1713570_Poland_Climate_47054.jpg-0e.jpgActivist dressed in polar bear costumes call for nuclear energy to replace fossile fuels on the sidelines of a climate march in Katowice, Poland, on Saturday, Dec 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:26:55 +0000 Our View: To fight hunger, cash helps more than canned goods https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/10/our-view-to-fight-hunger-cash-helps-more-than-canned-goods/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/10/our-view-to-fight-hunger-cash-helps-more-than-canned-goods/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1151334 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/10/our-view-to-fight-hunger-cash-helps-more-than-canned-goods/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2016/12/GSFBmainepic.jpgMon, 10 Dec 2018 10:34:32 +0000 View from Away: Trump’s trade war bluster over China is rattling the world https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/10/view-from-away-trumps-trade-war-bluster-over-china-is-rattling-the-world/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/10/view-from-away-trumps-trade-war-bluster-over-china-is-rattling-the-world/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1151342 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/10/view-from-away-trumps-trade-war-bluster-over-china-is-rattling-the-world/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/1285409_Trump_China_90511.jpg-fa95a.jpgFri, 07 Dec 2018 16:14:09 +0000 Our View: Hydro-Quebec answers key climate question https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/09/our-view-hydro-quebec-answers-key-climate-question-on-central-maine-powers-new-england-clean-energy-connect-project-western-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/09/our-view-hydro-quebec-answers-key-climate-question-on-central-maine-powers-new-england-clean-energy-connect-project-western-maine/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1152078 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/09/our-view-hydro-quebec-answers-key-climate-question-on-central-maine-powers-new-england-clean-energy-connect-project-western-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/CMP_3.jpgSat, 08 Dec 2018 19:55:44 +0000 View from Away: George H.W. Bush was himself a point of light in a life of public service https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/08/view-from-away-george-h-w-bush-was-himself-a-point-of-light-in-a-life-of-public-service/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/08/view-from-away-george-h-w-bush-was-himself-a-point-of-light-in-a-life-of-public-service/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1151062 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/08/view-from-away-george-h-w-bush-was-himself-a-point-of-light-in-a-life-of-public-service/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/12/Screen-Shot-2018-12-01-at-6.36.44-PM.pngFri, 07 Dec 2018 13:52:10 +0000 View from Away: Time to shore up Affordable Care Act https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/08/view-from-away-time-to-shore-up-affordable-care-act/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/08/view-from-away-time-to-shore-up-affordable-care-act/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1151058 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/12/08/view-from-away-time-to-shore-up-affordable-care-act/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/1305129_AP_17277181086591.jpgA reader says it's wrong to report that 13 million people will "lose" health insurance coverage when the ACA individual mandate is eliminated.Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:56:35 +0000