- Maine hires lawyers with criminal records to defend poor residents. The governor wants reform.Gov. Janet Mills publicly called for a bipartisan effort to reform Maine’s defense system for poor people accused of crimes in response to an investigation by The Maine Monitor and ProPublica.
- Podcast: ‘Black Immigrants in the Whitest State’A new episode of Feet in 2 Worlds’ podcast series “A Better Life?” examines the racial disparities of the coronavirus in Maine.
- Fleeing to Maine from climate disastersMaine’s climate plan must address the growing number of people moving here in the wake of catastrophes elsewhere.
- Ongoing drought shrinks Aroostook County potato yieldsThis year’s potato harvest was met with an unrelenting drought that diminished crops and tied up water resources for Aroostook County farmers.
- Chasing Maine: The HarvestersMaine’s potato harvest is a grueling, four-week marathon of 12-hour days. At Double G Farms in the Aroostook County town of Blaine, the Garrison family produces 14,000 tons of potatoes a year. This year, a prolonged drought has made the ground harder to dig.