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Dirty money

As I walked down the corridors of the Ralph Owen Brewster Hospice for Decaying Political Ideals, there were no indications of despair, pain, or misery.
In memory of Brewster
By AL DIAMON  |  August 05, 2011

Pete Kilpatrick Band comes home; Dennis Bailey's Dylan tribute

Congrats to the PETE KILPATRICK BAND . Their "Coming Home" won a national fan-voting-based contest from insurance provider USAA this past week.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 20, 2011

Your credibility's shot

He used his ability to appeal to a significant minority of the electorate to propel himself and his pals into the governor's office.
Dennis Bailey's political advice falls flat
By AL DIAMON  |  May 06, 2011

Sub Rosa

Rosa Scarcelli is running for the US Senate in 2012. Her husband is still running away from what he did in the 2010 gubernatorial race.
Rosa Scarcelli's Senate run
By AL DIAMON  |  January 07, 2011
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Worth the gamble?

Just three years after Rhode Island voters killed plans for a full-scale, Vegas-style casino, big-time gambling is in the cards again.
A push for full-scale Vegas-style casinos is in the cards again. Can poker and craps save a state in freefall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 18, 2009

All the right wrongs

With the end of another campaign season, it’s time to recognize those who may not have been successful in influencing voters, but were clear winners in eliciting derisive snorts.
The 2009 Gaggie Awards for Political Cluelessness
By AL DIAMON  |  November 06, 2009


The winner and other losers

By my count, there are approximately 14,308 people running for governor of Maine.
The governor's race, brought to you by “Internet Riches Made Easy”
By AL DIAMON  |  October 09, 2009

Low expectations

There are some important qualities I'd like to see in the next governor of Maine. But they're all pretty boring. So let's get to what I wouldn't like to see.
Talking Politics
By AL DIAMON  |  July 03, 2009

Post-daily

After leaving daily newspapers, where do journalists go?
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2008
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Saving a sinking waterfront

The near-identical proposals to fix up and revitalize the Maine State Pier are in as uninspiring shape as the pier itself.
Redeveloping the Maine State Pier has gone wrong from the beginning — let’s get our priorities back in order
By DEIRDRE FULTON, CHRISTOPHER GRAY, AND JEFF INGLIS  |  August 29, 2007
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‘Home team’ wins round two

In the battle for the Portland Developer Championship the score now is 1 to 1.
Pier preview
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 25, 2007


Hidden agenda

The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram are wonderful newspapers.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 27, 2007
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Jackpot

Three years ago, state government hired Scientific Games Corporation, its long-time lottery contractor, to monitor the slot-machine receipts at the state’s first casino.
Why is the state's gambling watchdog getting a bite of slot-machine profits?
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 06, 2007

I’ve heard the wind blow before

As a responsible journalist — Ow! Ow!
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 23, 2007

The song remains the same



By AL DIAMON  |  January 01, 1900