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Dale McCormick

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A house is not a home

The Maine State Housing Authority has such an off-putting name that it prefers to use a pseudonym.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 08, 2012
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A non-traditional career pioneer lives right here in Maine

Dale McCormick knows this fight.
Paving the way
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 09, 2012

Big man got the money

Until now, being state treasurer was like being a septic tank. Both attract attention only when something goes wrong.
State treasurers
By AL DIAMON  |  June 17, 2011
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Go back in time

Last weekend was Pride weekend here in Portland, and though rain made its own appearances occasionally, it didn't stop hundreds — even thousands — of people from, well, coming out and celebrating.
Gay and lesbian Mainers revisit the last 25 years
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 26, 2009

Out of the closet

I don't believe in gay stereotypes. With one exception.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 05, 2009
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Everyone’s a neocon now

In the eight years I’ve covered the State House for the Portland Phoenix, I’ve been struck by the depressingly constant themes.
Looking back on state politics — and forward
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 21, 2007


Letters to the Portland Editor, February 24, 2006

Lance Tapley is my hero; he has the guts to reveal the stories of the abuse and oppression of the poor, disabled and elderly once again.
Readers fire back on the issues of oppression of the poor and elderly, Governor Baldacci's re-election plan, and Woody Allen's Match Point
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  February 23, 2006
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Burning money

You’d think, with nearly $30 million to spend on heating oil for poor people this winter, the Maine State Housing Authority would have bargained a pretty good price with the oil dealers, right? Wrong.
State gives extra millions to oil dealers, leaving the poor and elderly out in the cold
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 16, 2006