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Maine governor Janet Mills

Maine’s governor born for hard times, and hard decisions

Janet Mills weighed the life-changing decision.  A month before her 15th birthday, Janet, her parents and two of her siblings traveled in the family station wagon from their Farmington, Maine, home to the A. I. duPont Institute for Crippled Children in Wilmington,...

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Introducing The Maine Monitor

Introducing The Maine Monitor

In times of chaos and uncertainty, the need to understand the truth is critically important. Too often, however, finding the truth requires dodging endless political spin, conspiracy theories and angry soundbites. It’s become hard work to follow the news. But for many...

Navigating number fatigue: How to understand COVID-19 in Maine

Navigating number fatigue: How to understand COVID-19 in Maine

During the past five months of the coronavirus pandemic, Mainers and other Americans have been inundated with numbers. Confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita. Death rates. Test positivity rates. Hospitalization rates. Available ICU beds.  There is a staggering number of...

The habitat of home

The habitat of home

If you seek joy, invite a pair of hummingbirds into your life.  Ruby-throated hummingbirds share our home ground, making surprise appearances throughout the summer. Turn on the garden hose and one may materialize out of nowhere – eager to dart in and out of the water...

Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines

Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines

ABOUT THIS SERIES A compilation of top stories about the pandemic from The Maine Monitor's media partners across Maine.Follow UsfacebooktwitterrsslinkedinLatest ArticlesAuthors & ContributorsHelp us expand our in-depth and enterprise reporting.Many of our stories...

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Navigating number fatigue: How to understand COVID-19 in Maine

With numerous ways to track the coronavirus, four experts weigh in on the metrics that paint the clearest picture of the pandemic in Maine and the rest of the country

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The Last Responders

Along with provoking a pandemic, COVID-19 has triggered a grief epidemic. It has robbed families of final goodbyes, left loved ones to die with strangers, postponed wakes and funerals. And it has overwhelmed Maine’s “Last Responders,” priests, chaplains, funeral directors and hospice workers who must work around restrictions aimed at diminishing virus infections.

Due Process: Inside Maine’s County Courthouses

The Maine Monitor examines Maine’s criminal justice system at a time when there’s appetite for major change. Our series looks at the system – successes and failures – to test whether defendants and victims can rely on it to give them due process.

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Follow the Money

Mainers are facing a historic congressional election season in 2020. Examine how campaign fundraising and spending are shaping the races for Maine’s federal and state offices using The Maine Monitor’s interactive campaign finance trackers. 

2020: A Class Dismissed

The Maine Monitor spoke to seniors from high schools across the state to tell the story of Maine’s Class of 2020 and how these soon-to-be graduates are dealing with the unexpected developments that come with a pandemic and a disrupted senior year.

Help Wanted: The Immigrant Opportunity

Given that Maine is racing into an economic crisis because it doesn’t have enough workers for its jobs, we decided to examine the role immigrants could have in helping to solve Maine’s serious workforce needs.

Born to Drugs

Nearly 5,000 babies have been born affected by drugs in Maine in the past five years. These innocent victims are caught in a crisis that is marked by suffering and strained hospitals and state resources.

The News Makers

Journalism created with care and integrity is a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant democracy. In this series, we examine the newspaper landscape in Maine and how the loss of local reporting is a growing civic crisis.

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Maine governor Janet Mills

Maine’s governor born for hard times, and hard decisions

Janet Mills weighed the life-changing decision.  A month before her 15th birthday, Janet, her parents and two of her siblings traveled in the family station wagon from their Farmington, Maine, home to the A. I. duPont Institute for Crippled Children in Wilmington,...
2020: A Class Dismissed – Joshua Mutshaila

2020: A Class Dismissed – Joshua Mutshaila

This video is part of the 2020: A Class Dismissed series. The Maine Monitor is speaking to seniors from as many Maine high schools as possible to tell the story of Maine’s Class of 2020 and how these soon-to-be graduates are dealing with the unexpected developments...

2020: A Class Dismissed – Amber Sandstrom

2020: A Class Dismissed – Amber Sandstrom

This video is part of the 2020: A Class Dismissed series. The Maine Monitor is speaking to seniors from as many Maine high schools as possible to tell the story of Maine’s Class of 2020 and how these soon-to-be graduates are dealing with the unexpected developments...

2020: A Class Dismissed – Kiera Eubanks

2020: A Class Dismissed – Kiera Eubanks

This video is part of the 2020: A Class Dismissed series. The Maine Monitor is speaking to seniors from as many Maine high schools as possible to tell the story of Maine’s Class of 2020 and how these soon-to-be graduates are dealing with the unexpected developments...

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