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Coughing fits

Smoking isn't one of my many vices. But that doesn't mean I have something against those who've chosen that method of killing themselves. It's not like their addiction makes them bad people.
The tobacco tax
By AL DIAMON  |  May 20, 2011

Who goes there?

In one of the most profound changes ever instituted by state government, officials in Augusta recently announced they’d redefined the word “tourist.”
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2008

Portland scene report: October 26, 2007

The pressure’s on now for the PMF to produce some educational content worth those hard-earned ducats.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 24, 2007

Numbers with wings

Now that Congress has cleaned up its ethical act and banned junkets paid for by lobbyists, this might be the last time it’ll be possible to calculate exactly how much it costs to buy a US senator or representative on the open market.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 07, 2007
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Toxinland

I tried to find the answers to two questions: why did the Legislature pass LD 141, and why did Hillary Lister chain herself to the railing of the House gallery on April 11?
Welcome to Maine, the way toxic waste emissions should be
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 10, 2006