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A strong voice of reason on many issues, former Cumberland County sheriff Mark Dion is a solid supporter of medical-marijuana access, providing a powerful law-enforcement perspective that is credible because of his experience and his depth of thought ab
Elections 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 02, 2012

Female Dems could help take back the State House

More than 25 alumnae and board members of Emerge Maine, the political training program for Democratic women in the state, are running for office in 2012. This is good news for both women and Democrats in Maine.
Political Machinery
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 20, 2012

Anti-gang bill dumped

After a January 27 public hearing featuring a rare insinuation by one legislator that a fellow lawmaker lied, Criminal Justice Committee members were ready to throw out LD 1707, a bill that piles heavy sentences onto people convicted of involvement with
State House Switcheroo
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 03, 2012
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Seeking the State House

Candidates for the Maine Legislature aren't always brief in their answers. Read expanded responses at thephoenix.com/abouttown. Phoenix-endorsed candidates have asterisks next to their names.
Comparing candidates for the Maine Legislature
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2010

Some people have real problems

Mainers are facing grievous financial burdens. Stores and factories are shutting down. Businesses that stay open are laying people off. Unemployment is rising as fast as the foreclosure rate on homes. And housing prices are sinking like the value of ret
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 11, 2009

Baldacci rejects reform, embraces corporate prisons again

Awareness is dawning around the country that 30 years of lengthy, tough-on-crime prison sentences have constructed an unsustainably expensive penal system.
Prison watch
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 21, 2009


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Endorsements, or lack thereof

The Phoenix makes no endorsement for the United States Senate. Neither Republican Susan Collins, the incumbent, nor Democratic challenger Tom Allen would agree to talk with this paper.
The Phoenix ’s picks for this election
By PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  October 29, 2008
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Maine House candidates

As with the candidates for Maine Senate, we compiled some biographical information on each candidate and then asked each person what they would take action on right up front, if they were elected.
Who wants to go to Augusta?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 29, 2008
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Speaking youth to power

A hip-hop artist will perform in the halls of the State House on April 4.
The League of Young Voters heads to the State House
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 28, 2007