Opinion – Press Herald https://www.pressherald.com Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Commentary: Mandating private, public insurance for abortion doesn’t accord with Maine values https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/commentary-mandating-private-public-insurance-coverage-of-abortion-doesnt-accord-with-maine-values/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/commentary-mandating-private-public-insurance-coverage-of-abortion-doesnt-accord-with-maine-values/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1882654 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/commentary-mandating-private-public-insurance-coverage-of-abortion-doesnt-accord-with-maine-values/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/01/683243_41976-Hands-Around-the-Ca2-2.jpgAnti-abortion supporters march down Sewell Street at the annual Hands Around the Capitol rally in Augusta on Saturday to recognize and mourn the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. The event is sponsored each year by the Maine Right to Life Committee.Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:59:09 -0400 Our View: Don’t stop talking about how to recognize, respond to and prevent domestic abuse in Maine https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/our-view-dont-stop-talking-about-how-to-recognize-respond-to-and-prevent-domestic-abuse-in-maine/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/our-view-dont-stop-talking-about-how-to-recognize-respond-to-and-prevent-domestic-abuse-in-maine/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1882950 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/our-view-dont-stop-talking-about-how-to-recognize-respond-to-and-prevent-domestic-abuse-in-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2013/12/20131204_284905.xml-edipic.1204.jpgWed, 20 Mar 2019 21:57:25 -0400 Another View: Under new Russian law, critics of government are now considered criminals https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/another-view-under-new-russian-law-critics-of-government-are-now-considered-criminals/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/another-view-under-new-russian-law-critics-of-government-are-now-considered-criminals/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1882966 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/another-view-under-new-russian-law-critics-of-government-are-now-considered-criminals/feed/ 0 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400 Diane Price, Peaks Island: Night of terror in the woods https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/diane-price-peaks-island-night-of-terror-in-the-woods/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1881966 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1881966_mh.price_.03xx.jpgDiane PriceWed, 20 Mar 2019 22:46:31 -0400 C.J. ‘Cate’ Orser, Saco: What we learned from Mom and Dad https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/c-j-cate-orser-saco-what-we-learned-from-mom-and-dad/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1881978 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1881978_mh.orser_.03xx.jpgCate OrserWed, 20 Mar 2019 22:47:28 -0400 John Lawrence, Winslow: Bodies in motion and finding the brakes https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/john-lawrence-winslow-bodies-in-motion-and-finding-the-brakes/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1882006 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1882006_shutterstock_1018639657.jpgA Model AA Ford truck like this one figures strongly in a "Gus and Joe" story.Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:10:43 -0400 Dana Milbank: So what if it’s a witch hunt? There’s a witch abroad https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/dana-milbank-so-what-if-its-a-witch-hunt-theres-a-witch-abroad/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/dana-milbank-so-what-if-its-a-witch-hunt-theres-a-witch-abroad/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1882618 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/21/dana-milbank-so-what-if-its-a-witch-hunt-theres-a-witch-abroad/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1828692_Trump_Border_Security_91589.jpgPresident Trump takes questions Friday after speaking during an event in the White House Rose Garden to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the U.S. southern border.Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:44:45 -0400 Leonard Pitts: Hate ending in bloodshed not a new phenomenon https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/leonard-pitts-hate-ending-in-bloodshed-not-a-new-phenomena/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/leonard-pitts-hate-ending-in-bloodshed-not-a-new-phenomena/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:00:08 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1880922 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/leonard-pitts-hate-ending-in-bloodshed-not-a-new-phenomena/feed/ 0 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:43:55 -0400 Maine Voices: After Christchurch attack, a call to prayer – and to action https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/maine-voices-after-christchurch-attack-a-call-to-prayer-and-to-action/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/maine-voices-after-christchurch-attack-a-call-to-prayer-and-to-action/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1880594 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/maine-voices-after-christchurch-attack-a-call-to-prayer-and-to-action/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1881346_New_Zealand_Mosque_Shoot66.jpgStudents from Christchurch high schools light candles at a tribute at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Tuesday as relatives and friends of the 50 victims from Friday's shootings began to bury the dead.Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:23:19 -0400 Commentary: Gov. Mills’ budget raises concerns about unsustainable taxes and spending https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/commentary-gov-mills-budget-raises-concerns-about-unsustainable-taxes-spending/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/commentary-gov-mills-budget-raises-concerns-about-unsustainable-taxes-spending/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1880666 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/commentary-gov-mills-budget-raises-concerns-about-unsustainable-taxes-spending/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/623145-20190208_Budget_8936.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - FEBRUARY 8: Department of Administrative and Financial Services Commissioner Kirsten Figueroa, left, Gov. Janet Mills, Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin, and Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew are behind the podium at the budget release news conference on Friday February 8, 2019 in the Cabinet Room at the Maine State House in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:25:50 -0400 Letter to the editor: Aid cuts won’t slow down migration https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-aid-cuts-wont-slow-down-migration/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-aid-cuts-wont-slow-down-migration/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1880974 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-aid-cuts-wont-slow-down-migration/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/migrants-a.jpgMigrants walk to a makeshift camp in Horgos, Serbia, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Hungarians will vote Sunday in a referendum which Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes will give his government the popular support it seeks to oppose any future plans by the European Union to resettle asylum seekers among its member states.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:19:03 -0400 Letter to the editor: Popular-vote amendment part of partisan agenda https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-popular-vote-amendment-part-of-partisan-agenda/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-popular-vote-amendment-part-of-partisan-agenda/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1880978 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-popular-vote-amendment-part-of-partisan-agenda/feed/ 0 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:18:39 -0400 Letter to the editor: Vote to block declaration the least we could expect https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-no-vote-on-declaration-the-least-we-could-expect/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-no-vote-on-declaration-the-least-we-could-expect/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1880982 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-no-vote-on-declaration-the-least-we-could-expect/feed/ 0 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:17:44 -0400 Letter to the editor: Free film, panel to offer answers on drug issues https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-free-film-panel-to-offer-answers-on-drug-issues/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-free-film-panel-to-offer-answers-on-drug-issues/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1880986 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/letter-to-the-editor-free-film-panel-to-offer-answers-on-drug-issues/feed/ 0 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:18:06 -0400 Another View: Howard Schultz should enter Democratic presidential field; Bill de Blasio should stay out https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/another-view-howard-schultz-should-enter-democratic-presidential-field-bill-de-blasio-should-stay-out/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/another-view-howard-schultz-should-enter-democratic-presidential-field-bill-de-blasio-should-stay-out/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1881054 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/another-view-howard-schultz-should-enter-democratic-presidential-field-bill-de-blasio-should-stay-out/feed/ 0 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400 Our View: Fewer cars, cleaner air should be goal for Maine transit https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/our-view-fewer-cars-cleaner-air-should-be-goal-for-maine-transit/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/our-view-fewer-cars-cleaner-air-should-be-goal-for-maine-transit/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1881070 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/20/our-view-fewer-cars-cleaner-air-should-be-goal-for-maine-transit/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/08/traffic-thumb1.jpgTue, 19 Mar 2019 21:12:12 -0400 Kathleen Parker: Beto O’Rourke’s reality show is just kicking into gear https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/kathleen-parker-beto-orourkes-reality-show-is-just-kicking-into-gear/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/kathleen-parker-beto-orourkes-reality-show-is-just-kicking-into-gear/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1878974 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/kathleen-parker-beto-orourkes-reality-show-is-just-kicking-into-gear/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1871534_Election_2020_Beto_ORour18.jpgFormer Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke greets employees at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery on Thursday in Burlington, Iowa.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:56:27 -0400 Maine Voices: Win at the college admissions game without sacrificing integrity https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/maine-voices-win-at-the-college-admissions-game-without-sacrificing-integrity/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/maine-voices-win-at-the-college-admissions-game-without-sacrificing-integrity/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1879150 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/maine-voices-win-at-the-college-admissions-game-without-sacrificing-integrity/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/usc.jpguniversity of southern california usc collegeMon, 18 Mar 2019 23:00:33 -0400 Our View: Who is speaking for the Maine Republican Party? https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/our-view-who-is-speaking-for-the-maine-republican-party/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/our-view-who-is-speaking-for-the-maine-republican-party/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1879470 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/our-view-who-is-speaking-for-the-maine-republican-party/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1879470_921258_20180515_city_coun_6-e1552965213187.jpgBefore Nick Isgro was elected vice chairman of the Maine GOP, he was almost recalled as Waterville mayor after tweeting disparaging remarks about a school-shooting survivor.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:15:49 -0400 Commentary: Presidential popular vote is what Americans want, and it’s what will work https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/commentary-presidential-popular-vote-is-what-americans-want-and-its-what-will-work/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/commentary-presidential-popular-vote-is-what-americans-want-and-its-what-will-work/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1878882 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/19/commentary-presidential-popular-vote-is-what-americans-want-and-its-what-will-work/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1655342_795046-20181106_Election125.jpgA long line of voters file into the Saco Community Center shortly after voting began Tuesday.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:50:02 -0400 Another View: Don’t give Trump impeachment veto to Republican Party https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/another-view-dont-give-trump-impeachment-veto-to-republican-party/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/another-view-dont-give-trump-impeachment-veto-to-republican-party/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1876490 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/another-view-dont-give-trump-impeachment-veto-to-republican-party/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1856630_Budget_Deficit_62110.jpg-2.jpgCongress and the Trump administration are likely facing a budget battle, as the Treasury Department reports that the federal deficit ballooned in the first four months of the fiscal year.Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:28:30 -0400 Our View: Insect population’s rapid decline alarming https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/our-view-insect-populations-rapid-decline-alarming/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/our-view-insect-populations-rapid-decline-alarming/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1876498 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/our-view-insect-populations-rapid-decline-alarming/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2013/07/portland-press-herald_3770109.jpgSun, 17 Mar 2019 17:26:21 -0400 Maine Voices: Portland should remove County Way from list of shelter sites https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/maine-voices-portland-should-remove-county-way-from-list-of-shelter-sites/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/maine-voices-portland-should-remove-county-way-from-list-of-shelter-sites/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1876570 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/maine-voices-portland-should-remove-county-way-from-list-of-shelter-sites/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/883234-HomelessShelterSites0219-e1551331923323.jpgSun, 17 Mar 2019 17:36:18 -0400 Letter to the Editor: Don’t undermine local-access television https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-dont-undermine-local-access-television/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-dont-undermine-local-access-television/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1877290 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-dont-undermine-local-access-television/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1857246_171871-CommunityTelevisionN-e1552860405501.jpgLocal-access channels like Community Television Network in Portland offer programming that isn't available anywhere else.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:17:21 -0400 Letter to the Editor: Paid sick leave policy could use improvement https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-paid-sick-leave-policy-could-use-improvement/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-paid-sick-leave-policy-could-use-improvement/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1877294 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-paid-sick-leave-policy-could-use-improvement/feed/ 0 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:33:45 -0400 Letter to the Editor: Maine needs sweeping juvenile justice reform https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-maine-needs-sweeping-juvenile-justice-reform/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-maine-needs-sweeping-juvenile-justice-reform/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1877314 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-maine-needs-sweeping-juvenile-justice-reform/feed/ 0 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:33:39 -0400 Letter to the Editor: Nonpartisan oversight necessary for colleges https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-nonpartisan-oversight-necessary-for-colleges/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-nonpartisan-oversight-necessary-for-colleges/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1877322 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-nonpartisan-oversight-necessary-for-colleges/feed/ 0 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:33:32 -0400 Letter to the Editor: Planet’s cry for help shouldn’t be ignored https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-planets-cry-for-help-shouldnt-be-ignored/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-planets-cry-for-help-shouldnt-be-ignored/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1877326 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/18/letter-to-the-editor-planets-cry-for-help-shouldnt-be-ignored/feed/ 0 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:33:24 -0400 Our View: Don’t allow anti-vaccination Mainers to keep putting other people’s kids at risk https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/our-view-dont-allow-anti-vaccination-mainers-to-keep-putting-other-peoples-kids-at-risk/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/our-view-dont-allow-anti-vaccination-mainers-to-keep-putting-other-peoples-kids-at-risk/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1875258 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/our-view-dont-allow-anti-vaccination-mainers-to-keep-putting-other-peoples-kids-at-risk/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1867798_462858-20190212_vaccines_3.jpgFALMOUTH, ME – FEBRUARY 12: Matt Hogenauer poses for a portrait in a biology classroom at Falmouth High School. Hogenauer takes arthritis medication that suppresses his immune system and makes him vulnerable to infectious disease. He caught pertussis a few years ago from unvaccinated children. He is strongly in support of a bill that would eliminate all non-medical exemptions for school-required vaccines. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer) Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:23:32 -0400 Commentary: Admissions scandal shines spotlight on the privilege of wealth https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/commentary-admissions-scandal-shines-spotlight-on-the-privilege-of-wealth/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1876226 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1876226_86397-InsightCollegeArt-e1552709170458.jpgSun, 17 Mar 2019 09:09:35 -0400 Bill Nemitz: The good people back USM students https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/nemitz-the-good-people-back-usm-students/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/nemitz-the-good-people-back-usm-students/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1876478 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/nemitz-the-good-people-back-usm-students/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/09/Top-Story-Block-Bill-e1412944716710.jpgPORTLAND, ME - MAY 15: Images of Portland Press Herald news reporters and columnists, Wednesday, May 15, 2014. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)Sun, 17 Mar 2019 09:18:06 -0400 Maine Voices: Without the Irish, there would be no United States of America https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/maine-voices-without-the-irish-there-would-be-no-united-states-of-america/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/maine-voices-without-the-irish-there-would-be-no-united-states-of-america/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1874470 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/maine-voices-without-the-irish-there-would-be-no-united-states-of-america/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/03/20160317_St_Patricks_5.jpgPORTLAND, ME - MARCH 17: Gerry Conley Sr. of Portland raises the Irish flag at Harbor View Memorial Park during a traditional St. Patrick's Day ceremony on Thursday, March 17, 2016. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)Sun, 17 Mar 2019 14:54:04 -0400 The View From Here: Making privilege look like merit https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/the-view-from-here-making-privilege-look-like-merit/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/the-view-from-here-making-privilege-look-like-merit/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1874482 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/the-view-from-here-making-privilege-look-like-merit/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/Columnist-Kesich-e1441211688709.jpgJohn Patriquin/Staff Photographer.Wed. July,25, 2012. News room mug shots Greg Kesich. (Photo by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer)Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:37:50 -0400 Another View: Give free market a chance to ease health care expenses https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/maine-observer-give-free-market-a-chance-to-ease-health-care-expenses/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/maine-observer-give-free-market-a-chance-to-ease-health-care-expenses/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1874638 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/maine-observer-give-free-market-a-chance-to-ease-health-care-expenses/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/02/1328624_982520-healthCare-e1518064368540.jpgHealth care access is not a barrier to employment, but chronic illness can be. State efforts should be focused on addiction treatment, smoking cessation, diet and exercise, not health care rationing.Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:04:06 -0400 The Maine Millennial: Hail to Congress’ first true millennial, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/the-maine-millennial-hail-to-congress-first-true-millenial-rep-ocasio-cortez/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/the-maine-millennial-hail-to-congress-first-true-millenial-rep-ocasio-cortez/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1874782 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/the-maine-millennial-hail-to-congress-first-true-millenial-rep-ocasio-cortez/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/10/VictoriaHugoVidal03.jpgVictoria Hugo-VidalSun, 17 Mar 2019 16:48:21 -0400 Jim Fossel: Democrats’ promised tax ‘cuts’? A shell game https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/jim-fossel-democrats-promised-tax-cuts-a-shell-game/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/jim-fossel-democrats-promised-tax-cuts-a-shell-game/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1874806 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/17/jim-fossel-democrats-promised-tax-cuts-a-shell-game/feed/ 0 Sun, 17 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400 Maine Voices: EPA plan to gut airborne-toxin protections puts our children and planet at risk https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/maine-voices-epa-proposal-to-gut-air-borne-toxin-protections-puts-our-children-planet-at-risk/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/maine-voices-epa-proposal-to-gut-air-borne-toxin-protections-puts-our-children-planet-at-risk/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1875494 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/maine-voices-epa-proposal-to-gut-air-borne-toxin-protections-puts-our-children-planet-at-risk/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1744414_Coal_Plants_Mercury_27512.j.jpgThe Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant spews in Glenrock, Wyo. The EPA is revisiting a 2011 rule limiting mercury emissions from coal plants.Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:33:44 -0400 Another View: Why was the FAA so late to deplane from Boeing’s 737 Max? https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/another-view-why-was-the-faa-so-late-to-deplane-from-boeings-737-max/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/another-view-why-was-the-faa-so-late-to-deplane-from-boeings-737-max/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1875574 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/another-view-why-was-the-faa-so-late-to-deplane-from-boeings-737-max/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1873926_Ethiopia_Plane_Crash_Boei5.jpgA worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Seattle. The fatal crash Sunday of a 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second fatal flight for a Boeing 737 Max 8 in less than six months, and more than 40 countries, including the U.S., have now grounded the planes or refused to let them into their airspace. Associated Press/Ted S. Warren Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:30:57 -0400 The humble Farmer: Who needs DNA? An ancestor with good connections – or a bad police history – is easy to track https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/the-humble-farmer-who-needs-dna-an-ancestor-with-good-connections-or-a-bad-police-history-is-easy-to-track/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/the-humble-farmer-who-needs-dna-an-ancestor-with-good-connections-or-a-bad-police-history-is-easy-to-track/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1875838 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/the-humble-farmer-who-needs-dna-an-ancestor-with-good-connections-or-a-bad-police-history-is-easy-to-track/feed/ 0 Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:34:22 -0400 Gina Barreca: After ‘Operation Varsity Blues,’ the Sopranos seem like amateurs https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/gina-barreca-after-operation-varsity-blues-the-sopranos-seem-like-amateurs/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/gina-barreca-after-operation-varsity-blues-the-sopranos-seem-like-amateurs/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1875914 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/16/gina-barreca-after-operation-varsity-blues-the-sopranos-seem-like-amateurs/feed/ 0 Sat, 16 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400 Maine Voices: Mills’ support for power line shows commitment to constituents, climate change fight https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/maine-voices-mills-support-for-power-line-shows-commitment-to-constituents-climate-change-fight/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/maine-voices-mills-support-for-power-line-shows-commitment-to-constituents-climate-change-fight/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1872366 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/maine-voices-mills-support-for-power-line-shows-commitment-to-constituents-climate-change-fight/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1140078_977122_power_01_2-750x1024-1.jpgThu, 14 Mar 2019 21:17:54 -0400 Commentary: To get anything done, centrists must choose partisanship https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/commentary-to-get-anything-done-centrists-must-choose-partisanship/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/commentary-to-get-anything-done-centrists-must-choose-partisanship/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1872378 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/commentary-to-get-anything-done-centrists-must-choose-partisanship/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/1780986_schultz-9ff24db0-1b7d-11e9-9ebf-c5fed1b7a081.jpgHoward Schultz, chairman and founder of Starbucks Corp.,is exploring the possibility of launching an independent bid for the White House in 2020.Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:59:25 -0400 Marc A. Thiessen: Speaker Pelosi trying to protect Democratic Party from lunatic left https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/marc-a-thiessen-in-opposing-impeachment-pelosi-trying-to-protect-democratic-party-from-lunatic-left/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/marc-a-thiessen-in-opposing-impeachment-pelosi-trying-to-protect-democratic-party-from-lunatic-left/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1872642 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/marc-a-thiessen-in-opposing-impeachment-pelosi-trying-to-protect-democratic-party-from-lunatic-left/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1680834_151872-Pelosi.jpgHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed full confidence that she’ll retake the speaker’s gavel. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:56:00 -0400 Another View: Make honest comparison of Trump, Obama economic records https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/another-view-make-honest-comparison-of-trump-obama-economic-records/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/another-view-make-honest-comparison-of-trump-obama-economic-records/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1872862 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/another-view-make-honest-comparison-of-trump-obama-economic-records/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1558606_Obama_Midterms_10949.jpg-f9.jpgA reader is challenging former President Barack Obama's defense of his administration's performance and his attack on President Trump.Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:49:43 -0400 Our View: Maine inmates should have unrestricted access to menstrual products https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/our-view-maine-inmates-should-have-unrestricted-access-to-menstrual-products/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/our-view-maine-inmates-should-have-unrestricted-access-to-menstrual-products/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1872866 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/15/our-view-maine-inmates-should-have-unrestricted-access-to-menstrual-products/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/prison.jpgprison jail death row featured image ShutterstockThu, 14 Mar 2019 21:43:13 -0400 Gale Davison, Waterville: Unidentified object identified https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/gale-davison-waterville-unidentified-object-identified/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1870106 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1870106_mh.davison.03xx.jpgGale DavisonWed, 13 Mar 2019 21:34:59 -0400 J. Lauren Sangster, Portland: In grief, the smell of peppermint can be a ‘life saver’ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/j-lauren-sangster-portland-in-grief-the-smell-of-peppermint-can-be-a-life-saver/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1870118 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1870118_mh.sangster.0106.jpgWed, 13 Mar 2019 21:33:52 -0400 Anne Cyr, Buxton: A tough night for the doughboy https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/anne-cyr-buxton-a-tough-night-for-the-doughboy/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1870142 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/1870142_my.cyr_.02xx.jpgAnne CyrWed, 13 Mar 2019 21:32:41 -0400 Dana Milbank: Republicans will take from constituents to give to Trump https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/dana-milbank-republicans-will-take-from-constituents-to-give-to-trump/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/dana-milbank-republicans-will-take-from-constituents-to-give-to-trump/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1870174 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/dana-milbank-republicans-will-take-from-constituents-to-give-to-trump/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/Columnist-Milbank.jpgWed, 13 Mar 2019 19:20:13 -0400 Maine Voices: Temperatures are rising, and so are our youth https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/maine-voices-temperatures-are-rising-and-so-are-our-youth/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/maine-voices-temperatures-are-rising-and-so-are-our-youth/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1870330 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/14/maine-voices-temperatures-are-rising-and-so-are-our-youth/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/03/AP_19060399508912.jpgThu, 14 Mar 2019 12:40:44 -0400