The number of registered homeschool students increased 71 percent this school year, but the long-term effects are not clear.
While Maine food banks distributed more meals since March 2020 than they did the year before the pandemic, demand for heat assistance slightly decreased.
Mainers have lived in a state of emergency for the past year — the longest period in at least 24 years. Republicans are now looking to change how governors can apply their emergency powers.
The rise of community-focused groups likely helped Maine maintain low infection rates. Their success could continue even after the pandemic.
COVID-19 increased the stress and isolation that worsens abuse, making Maine survivors feel less safe at home. Violence against women is a “shadow pandemic.”
State and federal governments will feel the pinch of increasing debt well into the future.
Maine lags behind other states in how much it reimburses health facilities for treating its lowest-income residents. Without change, providers fear they can’t afford to continue.
As sites begin operating in Bangor and Scarborough, the state receives a 16 percent increase in vaccines from the federal government.
At least one county official is frustrated that emergency management agencies haven’t played a larger role in the rollout.
Julie Byron, who grew up in Hallowell, spent 47 days on the front line of a ravaged New York City, bonding with others while dealing with experiences she’ll never forget.
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