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As marijuana laws ease nationwide, Maine leads — and responds
With a marijuana legalization proposal on the horizon and a medical cannabis program that continues to evolve, Maine is an active participant in the country's pot revolution.
| November 30, 2012
Everything you want to know about Massachusetts and medical marijuana but were afraid to ask
Here in Massachusetts and around the country, it's been a celebratory few weeks as marijuana prohibitions have gone up in smoke. But f or doctors, black marketeers, and the entrepreneurs who will soon form Massachusetts's first legal marijuana economy,
Haze of Glory
VALERIE VANDE PANNE
| November 16, 2012
There are two types of people who routinely ignore state laws.
| April 20, 2012
My heart sank when I heard that the Fuentes brothers, who own the Fajita Grill in Westbrook and the Cancun restaurants in Biddeford and Waterville, had been arrested, their restaurants raided by federal agents.
| October 14, 2011
A breed apart?
I'm about to stand up for dogs. It must be the heat this weekend, because I'm soooo not a dog person.
| July 22, 2011
After 'Black Friday,' a local poker player's lament
If you think the only thing on television these days other than those silly P90X infomercials is poker, then you're probably on to something.
Know When To Hold 'Em
| April 29, 2011
The Royally Screwed Tenenbaum
After more than seven years and dozens of petitions, motions, and court appearances, the title fight over the future of music washed up on the South Boston waterfront this week.
Sharing is caring
| April 08, 2011
Getting rid of e-waste
I'm doing a major apartment clean-up and I'm trying to dispose of my unwanted items as responsibly as possible. I'm recycling (both curbside and through Goodwill) as much as I can. But what to do with the electronic waste I've accumulated over the year
| February 18, 2011
2011 predictions: Winds of chance
It's impossible to predict the future, obviously, but we at the Phoenix have peered into our crystal ball in search of important issues that will arise in 2011.
A casino, wind-power exploration, fighting hunger, challenging Snowe, and more head our way in 2011
| December 31, 2010
Know what you're doing
Any idiot can be governor. I'm not saying Republican Governor-elect Paul LePage is such an idiot. But if it turns out he is, it's comforting to know that it won't make much difference.
Governors: listen to your legislators
| November 12, 2010
Florida, not only bestiality-friendly state in nation
The most disturbing bit of information from this blog post should not be that Florida struck down a law banning bestiality in its state...
| May 07, 2010
Mysterious announcement on the West End News' Web site about "Portland's First Ever Female-Bodied and Allied Topless Adventure," about which I am struggling to find...
| March 22, 2010
From the Office of Interdepartmental Cooperation
Hey, pal, where's the fire?
| February 26, 2010
PLL OVR - or GT A TKT
Amid all the 9/11 memorials and healthcare debates, you might not have heard about a new law that actually will affect your daily life. Specifically,...
| September 15, 2009
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