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federal

Maine “pinks out” for Planned Parenthood

An estimated 350 Mainers wearing shades of pink rallied in Monument Square in Portland on Tuesday as part of a nationwide show of support for Planned Parenthood. The health clinics

health care

Public welfare humiliation only works if we are shamed into complicity

This week, I have been thinking a lot about shame. In the puritanical New England traditions of many of our forebears, to shame a person before their community was one

Donald Trump

Maine GOP’s democratic reforms could boost Trump

Maine’s Republican Party is trying a new innovation in their presidential nominating process, and it promises to be an exciting experiment in what is both worthwhile and disturbing in our

Joe Baldacci

Congressional candidate Joe Baldacci on the issues

This week on the podcast, Ben and Mike are joined by Bangor City Councillor and Second-District congressional candidate Joe Baldacci. Learn his positions on everything from abortion rights to expanding

Bob Macdonald

Chin announces detailed plan to boost Lewiston

Calling it a program to “transform Lewiston’s reputation,” mayoral  candidate Ben Chin today released a plan for the city under his leadership. The announcement comes after Chin’s campaign conducted a

Paul LePage

Gov. Lepage’s tax initiative is a huge giveaway to the wealthy

An analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) shows that the proposal to cut the state income tax to four percent, which makes up part of a ballot

environment

Don’t trust potential losers in climate change war

Climate change and the infamous “Deflate-gate,” the scandal involving NFL quarterback Tom Brady, may seem to have little in common. But bear with us, here, as we make the case.

Joe Baldacci

Hungry kids, punishing the poor and a minimum wage battle in Portland

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss Governor LePage’s latest plan to cut people off food stamps, Congressional inaction on reauthorizing a slate of child nutrition

small business

Small business owners back clean elections referendum

Small business owners affiliated with the Maine Small Business Coalition gathered in Lewiston today to announce their formal endorsement of a “Yes” vote on Question 1, the citizens’ initiative on

nutrition

Mainers ask Rep. Poliquin to support child nutrition programs

Members of the Maine People’s Alliance visited the offices of Representative Bruce Poliquin in Bangor today to deliver messages in support of congressional reauthorization of a set of important child