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Injustice everywhere

Thank you for the timely interview with Harvey Silverglate.
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 9, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009
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Less than equal

This story has a bias. It’s in favor of human rights for all people.
 State officials, including prejudiced human-rights commissioners, block inmate complaints
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 02, 2009
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The punch that took two lives

What started out as a lazy late-summer school day for Joe Donovan and Yngve Raustein ended in the murder of the latter. Below, we trace Donovan's steps, from the point he first hooked up with the duo who would end up his cohorts in crime to the spot wh
Nearly 17 years ago, Joe Donovan initiated a tragic chain of events with a brutish act of machismo. But should he be in jail for life?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 07, 2009

Official propaganda

Isn't it sinister or at least creepy in a democracy for citizens to foot the bill for politicians and high officials to propagandize them?
Why pay for the governor's publicity machine?
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 18, 2009
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Baldacci raids the cookie jar

Under the American system of government, the legislative branch is supposed to decide how your tax money is spent, but . . .  
The governor’s secret Dirigo Health bailout
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 15, 2008
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Torture for the hostage-taker?

Will Michael Chasse, the inmate who allegedly held two people hostage on June 30 at the Maine State Prison, now be tortured by Governor John Baldacci’s administration?
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By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 09, 2008


In the BAG

First the good news: Dennis Dechaine is still guilty.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2006
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Arrests and Other Turmoils

This article originally appeared in the June 15, 1971 edition of the Boston Phoenix .
Getting the bugs out of BC
By CHARLES E. FAGER  |  June 12, 2006

Pollution Watch

Maine environmental activists hope a shake-up at the DEP will make the department more responsive to their interests. But will it?
Dredging the Department of Environmental Protection
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 09, 2006