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Youth-led projects generate excitement around the state
Five community projects are vying for a $500 grand prize that will be awarded to one finalist at the League of Young Voters' Launch Maine party this Friday evening.
| April 06, 2012
Maine's donkey party loves the rich and the poor — but can't protect both
In the current legislative fight over Republican Governor Paul LePage's lust to slash Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs because of a $221-million shortfall in its budget, Democrats say over and over that they want to protect the po
| February 17, 2012
Portland schools are 'learning to succeed'
Portland's public-school employees and leaders are working hard to meet the needs of every student in the system, but when asking themselves whether they've accomplished that, "the answer is 'Not yet,'" according to School Board chairman Kate Snyder.
| November 04, 2011
City manager: Mayor will be ‘chief lobbyist’
The election of a new mayor "is not going to make that much of a difference in the way we operate day to day," city manager Mark Rees told participants in the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program last week.
| October 28, 2011
Burning up the house
"Lots of ribbin' and kiddin' goes on here," said deputy fire chief David Pendleton of the loooooong dining table upstairs at the Portland Fire Department's Bramhall Station.
| October 21, 2011
Getting our sh%& straight
For the second week in a row, as part of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, I got to visit a smelly and treacherous location, all in the name of getting (and sharing with you, reader!) a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our city's inner-workin
| October 07, 2011
Talking trash with the League
The second site visit of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, which Jeff Inglis outlined last week (see " Young Activists Explore Police Department ," September 23), took the group to ecomaine, the non-profit waste management facility locate
| September 30, 2011
Young activists explore police department
There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
| September 23, 2011
The League ReEmerges
What better way to explain an electoral system (or anything, really) than by using cupcakes?
| May 13, 2011
Flotsam and jetsam
The list of young Maine politicians with serious prospects of someday being elected to higher office is shorter than Governor Paul LePage's temper.
| March 04, 2011
Blue city in a red state
Maine changed last Tuesday. By a slim margin, citizens voted to send Tea Party-backed Paul LePage to the Blaine House next year.
| November 12, 2010
Immigrant voting heads for the ballot
Portland voters will decide in November whether non-citizen, legal immigrants should be able to vote in municipal elections.
| August 20, 2010
Getting the green light on transport
Exciting — if daunting — developments are on the transportation horizon in the greater Portland area.
| January 22, 2010
Portland School Committee candidates
While the District 1 and at-large races are uncontested (with a newcomer in the former and a one-term incumbent in the latter), we offer here those candidates’ answers, as well as those of the two candidates vying for the District 2 seat being vacated by
District 2 race, with two uncontested seats
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| October 30, 2009
Going Green: July 10, 2009
Maine will never be a leader in wind-energy development, says Richard Silkman, co-founder and -manager of a firm that could revolutionize the way we address energy issues in this state and throughout the region. "We missed our chance," he stated flatly
| July 10, 2009
"I think we had a major impact on the thinking going on in the Legislature," says Rob Brown, executive director of Opportunity Maine, the non-profit that previously focused on keeping young, educated Mainers in the state, which submitted its own energy-
Galvanizing the troops around efficiency
| May 22, 2009
Thoughts on the 36th anniversary of Roe V. Wade
To commemorate that anniversary, the Maine Choice Coalition, along with the Maine Civil Liberties Union, the League of Young Voters, and the Portland Phoenix, are teaming up to screen the film I Had An Abortion at SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, January 2
| January 21, 2009
Portland City Council
As with the other races, we asked each candidate what their first major effort would be, once elected.
A look at who’s running for City Hall
| October 29, 2008
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?
| October 29, 2008
Portland scene report: September 18, 2008
RIP David Foster Wallace. Hey, man, we stole a ton of our style from you.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| September 17, 2008
Local races heat up
Your attention may have been on national politics over the past few weeks, but it’s time to switch gears a bit.
| September 10, 2008
Now's the time
Opportunity Maine is that rare type of public policy — one that enjoys true bipartisan support, and one that is expected to actually work.
A primer on Opportunity Maine
| August 27, 2008
And the award goes to...
The Gaggie Awards are back.
Politics and other mistakes
| June 11, 2008
Primary Endorsements 2008
On June 10, Mainers in both the Democratic and Republican parties will get to vote on people to represent them in Washington DC.
Who we'd like to see in the first round
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| June 04, 2008
All politics is local
There are three Democratic primaries happening in Portland. Here’s a quick refresher.
| May 28, 2008
Top 10 questions for Maine voters
Here are the top 10 stories and storylines shaping Maine's primary season.
The issues that define the primary campaign
| May 28, 2008
Letters to the Portland editor, May 23 2008
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
| May 21, 2008
Look at Maine’s alternative-transport options
Check it out: the Portland Green Streets initiative (through which locals can get free coffee on the last Friday of every month — if they choose an eco-friendly method of getting to work) has taken off.
Commute another way week
| May 07, 2008
Peace + Justice Center shutting down
“The [center] offered a low-cost way for small nonprofits to have their own office space,” says Betsy Smith of Equality Maine.
| September 05, 2007
28 grunts later
The second annual installment of Zombie Kickball was a great success.
With visions of zombies dancing in their heads
| May 30, 2007
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