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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
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Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)

Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
Hats in the Ring Dept.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 03, 2010
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Bragdon vs. Trevorrow, Greens, District 120

Charles Bragdon and Anna Trevorrow vie in the East End legislative race
Primary 2010
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

Bus fares set to climb

A quick primer on local bus fares and ridership, and whether (and how) to raise those numbers.
Transport Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2010

2009 had some redeeming qualities - really

Let's get serious: For many Portlanders, 2009 was a crap year.
Don’t look back in anger
By DEIRDRE FULTON AND JEFF INGLIS  |  December 25, 2009


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Our endorsements

Statewide referenda and Portland local races
Election 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 30, 2009
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Navigating Portland's entertainment rules

No live music after 12:15? No outdoor entertainment after mid-September?
City Council
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 2009
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Crime stats

Over the past two weeks, Portlanders have felt less safe in the Forest City. Especially in the downtown area between the East and West Ends, there have been reports of assaults and robberies, some of them armed — and that's not counting the incidents tha
Beatings, robberies sweep downtown Portland
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 03, 2009

Council sinks pier deal, floats arts TIF

Three pieces of big news came out of Monday's Portland City Council meeting. Make sure you stay in the loop.
City beat
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 19, 2008

PACTS priorities are a green-transport victory

Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee showed that Southern Maine’s transportation priorities are rooted in our current economic conditions.  
Reality-based community
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 09, 2008


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Local activist will run for city council

West Ender Tina Smith, who formerly worked as a community organizer with the Maine League of Young Voters, is running for an at-large city council seat.
On the move
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008
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Take a closer look at community space on the Hill

East End neighborhood residents and city officials will gather at the Cummings Center on Munjoy Hill to try to hammer out the fate of the former Adams School property.
Priorities
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 13, 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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Living la vida local

I am a fan of convenience.
Or: how I learned to stop driving and (sort of) love mom and pop
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 24, 2007
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Maine’s most massive screw-ups in 2006

2006, we’re going to miss you.
Stuff that just should never have happened
By JEFF INGLIS AND SARA DONNELLY  |  December 20, 2006


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Young guns

When Kevin Donoghue and Dave Marshall are sworn in to the Portland City Council on December 4, they’ll be more than a decade younger than the youngest of our sitting councilors.
K-Don and Dave on being city councilors, playing politics, and what Wharf Street should look like
By SARA DONNELLY  |  November 15, 2006

King of the freaks

I’d like to honor the best of the recently deceased political campaigns. Unfortunately, “best” turned out to be in short supply this year, but there was a surplus of worst. And I have just the prize for that.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 08, 2006

Voter’s Guide

The Portland Phoenix staff packaged up our hopes for a vibrant Maine and stuffed them in this Voter’s Guide.
Endorsements for races for the Portland city council, the state House of Representatives, the State Senate, the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and, of course, the governor.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 01, 2006
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Grass roots fire fight

During its recent convention, the Maine Green Party transformed itself from a chronically decentralized group of activist-skeptics into a maybe, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes-could-be a unified party with a palpable lust for political power.
Maine Greens, burned by internal conflict, struggle to stay alive
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 07, 2006
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Bus stopped

It is a bit dismaying that public transportation gets so little consideration here, particularly in Portland and its environs, where the buses are frequent and plentiful enough to make them a viable transportation choice.
Portland's public transit system gets around. So why are we still so tied to our cars?
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 12, 2006


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Block Party

This November, Green party candidates will run for Portland City Council against incumbents Karen Geraghty and Will Gorham, according to the Portland Green Independent Committee's co-chairman.
Portland’s Greens go for the council
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 05, 2006
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Portland City Council(1)

While the District 2 and at-large races are uncontested, we offer here those candidates’ answers, as well as those of the candidates vying for the District 1 seat, incumbent Kevin Donoghue and challenger Charles Bragdon.
 Two uncontested; District 1 seat the only race
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 01, 1900