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Commemorate 9/11 in your own way

Regardless of what you believe about 9/11, it is a day that deserves contemplation and commemoration. Here are some local events before, after, and on the 10th anniversary that will get your blood, brain, or heartstrings moving.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 09, 2011
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Filling a legal void

One thing many artists don't have a lot of is legal expertise. Another is money. And in most cases, you need one to get the other. That's where the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts comes in.
Arts and the law
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 17, 2009

Portland music news: February 20, 2009

Somebody should have booked Ray LaMontagne back into Portland before now.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  February 18, 2009
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Maine prison bosses violate court orders

In the activist climate of an earlier era, a Maine legal-aid group brought and won three prisoner-rights lawsuits against state corrections officials.
Department of Corrections ignores federal rulings going back to the 1970s
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 27, 2007

This could be a possibility

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about Democratic state Senator Ethan Strimling of Portland and his plans to run for the 1st Congressional District seat in 2008 (see "Scary Guy," December 15).
 Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 27, 2006
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Arbitrary imprisonment

Joseph Steinberger thought he had won one of the most important trials of his legal career.
In a mysterious Guantánamo-like move, the state refuses to follow a judge’s order committing a mentally ill prisoner to Riverview
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 19, 2006


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Tough talk

The day after the Portland city council tripled an Old Port bar fee that helps pay for overtime area police, a group of angry bar owners decided to hire a lawyer to sue the city.
Upset by the tripling of an Old Port bar fee, owners plan a revolution
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 25, 2006