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Dear Agents of the Central Agency of Blackness — Maine Division ...
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 07, 2012

Prison torture coverage, expanded

Longtime Portland Phoenix contributing writer Lance Tapley's investigation of the Maine State Prison and the state's corrections system as a whole have reached a yet wider audience with the publication of an essay by Tapley in The United States and To
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2011

Phoenix wins NENPA honors

At the New England Newspaper and Press Association awards banquet earlier this month, Portland Phoenix writers earned several awards in the weekly newspaper category.
Laurels
By EDITORIAL  |  February 25, 2011

Is ‘post-racial’ possible?

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Solstice Greetings! Hopefully I have acknowledged all the winter holidays in a respectful manner without leaving anyone out, but since there must be someone I've missed, I'll toss in "Happy Holidays!"
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 10, 2010

State e-mail retrieval: $36K + 1 year — or free, and right now

Happily, the estimated $36,000 cost state officials told a reporter it would cost to retrieve certain e-mails sent to or from Kurt Adams when he was chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission turns out to have been a gross overstatement.
Bureaufusion Concratic Dept.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 17, 2010
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Portland Phoenix honored

At the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual awards banquet in Tucson, Arizona, last Friday, Portland Phoenix staff and freelancers were recognized for their coverage of the 2008 elections, with a second-place award, tying the City Newspaper
AAN honors Portland Phoenix for election coverage
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 03, 2009


Hey! Where's my Phoenix?!


Your eyes are not deceiving you - we haven't distributed this week's issue of the Portland Phoenix y...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 03, 2009

The Best Party!


Here's a slideshow of photos and a video from last night's The Best of Portland party at Port City M...
By Jeff Inglis  |  April 16, 2009

FairPoint finally responds ? but not to customers

As the Portland Phoenix went to press, FairPoint Communications was supposed to submit to state regulators its plan for fixing the problems that have plagued the company — and brought in legions of customer complaints
Is anybody home?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 25, 2009

VIDEO: Life in the office


For some reason, some of us here at the Phoenix appear to have been driven to put a 60-second "comme...
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 24, 2009
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Phoenix group harvests 17 regional press prizes

The New England Press Association (NEPA) annual newspaper contest has always been good to us.
Bragging-Rights Night at NEPA
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 11, 2009


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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
 Woman rights
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 21, 2009