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As wait for mental help increases, suicide attempts continue to rise

The Mills administration has poured money into behavioral health services, but one expert says there’s not enough money in the government to fix the problems.

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Maine religious leaders hope to stem drop in attendance

Anita M. Madore shifted in her wooden pew at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Lewiston. It was 7 a.m. on a Thursday and the seats around her were mostly empty. The 84-year-old has attended mass six days a week since she was a small child, and...

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The Journey to Be Me

The voices of transgender people are not often heard. They are grandmothers, ex-Marines, grade school children and leaders. As a record number of states pass anti-transgender laws across the country, The Maine Monitor chronicles the stories of Maine’s transgender people and their struggle to be accepted and understood.

Eavesdropping in Maine Jails

Jailed defendants have a legal right to privately speak with their attorneys. Yet, in Maine, county jails are eavesdropping on these calls. Four jails recorded nearly 1,000 attorney-client calls in a single year and shared recordings with police and prosecutors before trial.

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Intriguing Individuals: Maxine Presto talks life as a solo trail hiker

In this episode, Garrick Hoffman interviews a former urbanite who is conquering America’s trails as a hiker.