Mark Dion

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Legislature wades through hundreds of proposals

Want to know what your elected officials are mulling over? Here is a subjective selection of bills that piqued our interest.
From silly to serious
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 04, 2013

The Phoenix endorses...

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

Portland’s medical-pot prognosis: Keep patients waiting

The bloom is off the buds, that's for sure.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 22, 2011

Maine Democrats try to put the past behind them

State Democrats may be down (in numbers) but they're not out (of ideas).
Losing team
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 19, 2010

Jail ATM charges $10 per transaction

Arrested in Cumberland County without a big wad of cash on you? If you're going to bail yourself out, prepare to pay through the nose.
'Captive audience'
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 12, 2010

Seeking the State House

Candidates for the Maine Legislature aren't always brief in their answers. Read expanded responses at Phoenix-endorsed candidates have asterisks next to their names.
Comparing candidates for the Maine Legislature
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2010


Maine tortures women, too

The Maine Department of Corrections is an equal-opportunity torturer.
But Riverview presents an alternative
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 12, 2010