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Maine churches lead the way in fossil fuel divestment

As world leaders prepare to meet at this week’s G-7 summit in Italy, nine Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the U.S. and Europe have committed to divesting their holdings in coal, natural gas and oil companies within the next five years. The Reverend Jane Field is executive director of the Maine Council of Churches, made up of nine denominations

labor

With Trump’s workplace safety rollbacks, more Mainers could be hurt on the job

This year in Maine, 22 workers died while on the job. They were lobstermen, teachers, construction laborers, even bankers; people

democracy

Paint your own leaf: How not to get lost in the enormity of the landscape of resistance

“It’s been a heck of a week so far” is something that I have found myself saying each and every

federal

What the failure to impeach LePage should teach us about Trump

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn discuss the fast downward spiral of the Trump administration and

labor

AT&T workers across Maine plan to go on strike Friday

AT&T workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have pledged to walk off the job and form picket

federal

Report: Health care costs would skyrocket in rural Maine under Trumpcare

New analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA),

Maine Legislature

Mainers disagree with focus on tax cuts for wealthy, would blame GOP for shutdown

Mainers rank a tax cut for the wealthy proposed by Governor Paul LePage and Republican legislative leaders as their lowest

fair taxes

Maine voters feel strongly that legislators should honor referendum results

A new survey shows that large majorities of Mainers want the legislature to leave laws recently passed by referendum alone.

organizing

Maine hospice nurses celebrate union organizing victory

The registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough will be the latest members of

Maine Legislature

LePage administration’s empty rhetoric won’t help poor kids

Right-wing talking points and ideological delusion are hurting kids in Maine. While the number of children in the state who

Susan Collins

Why was Sen. Collins so quick to believe Trump’s lie about Russia?

This week, Mainers and Americans at large bore witness to one of the most alarming political maneuvers in modern American

federal

LePage and Mayhew are politicizing poor kids

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Joby Thoyalil of Maine Equal Justice Partners joins Taryn and Mike to discuss the

health care

Mainers deliver hundreds of pink slips to Rep. Poliquin for health care vote

More than a hundred Mainers angered and energized by Representative Bruce Poliquin’s health care repeal vote visited his office in