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Our View: Food hubs would link Maine’s small farms to new markets

Lawmakers should override Gov. LePage’s veto of a bill to make it easier to distribute local products.

Maine Voices: Citizen leaders stand up to protect Maine’s precious natural heritage

For the Kennebec River, Bald Mountain and South Portland, three people are making a real difference.

Alan Caron: Inside the crazy world of three-way political races

Any of Maine’s candidates for governor could win in November with a minority of the votes cast.

Dana Milbank: Putting a human on Mars may be a colossal waste of money for NASA

The space agency could accomplish more – and at less cost – with a strategy of unmanned exploration.

Our View: Maine trafficking law puts blame where it belongs

Boosting penalties for coercing vulnerable people into prostitution will fund efforts to help victims get out.

Another View: Young California airport stowaway does us all a favor

The boy who traveled to Hawaii in a plane’s wheel well raises awareness of all-too-porous security.

Maine Voices: Regarding welfare, ‘Land of Truthiness’ needs to become more a land of facts

Those who claim that it would cost too much to change how the DHHS fights fraud are mistaken.

Ruth Marcus: Supreme Court retirements can’t appear to be politically timed

The push for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to leave while a liberal president is in office could backfire.

Leonard Pitts: Faint echoes of a novel’s anger are heard in era of rising poverty.

Steinbeck’s 'Grapes of Wrath' seems freshly relevant amid today's great disparities of wealth.

Our View: Railroad safety must begin at local level

Maine is vulnerable to a catastrophe like the one in Lac-Megantic – and it’s not ready.

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