Editorials – Press Herald https://www.pressherald.com Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:01:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Our View: U.S. joins wrong side of debate at climate conference https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/11/our-view-u-s-joins-wrong-side-of-debate-at-climate-conference/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/11/our-view-u-s-joins-wrong-side-of-debate-at-climate-conference/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1715962 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/11/our-view-u-s-joins-wrong-side-of-debate-at-climate-conference/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/03/1349994_Offshore_Drilling-State_Ban-e1544498536962.jpgOpponents of President Trump's plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling attend a hearing last month in Hamilton, N.J.Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:23:17 +0000 Another View: Labor secretary should answer for sweetheart deal given to sex offender https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/11/another-view-labor-secretary-should-answer-for-sweetheart-deal-given-to-sex-offender/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/11/another-view-labor-secretary-should-answer-for-sweetheart-deal-given-to-sex-offender/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1716054 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/11/another-view-labor-secretary-should-answer-for-sweetheart-deal-given-to-sex-offender/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1706806_Financier_Teenage_Girls_354.jpgJEFFREY EPSTEINMon, 10 Dec 2018 21:11:20 +0000 Our View: For food pantries, the best gift is cash https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/10/our-view-for-food-pantries-the-best-gift-is-cash/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/10/our-view-for-food-pantries-the-best-gift-is-cash/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1714266 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/10/our-view-for-food-pantries-the-best-gift-is-cash/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1714266_US_NEWS_NEWORLEANS-10YEARSP.jpgThe average drive takes in about 700 pounds of food, enough for roughly 583 meals. On the other hand, $700 donated directly to a food bank can be turned into 2,100 meals.Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:12:28 +0000 Another View: State statistics don’t fully reflect impact of Lyme disease https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/09/another-view-state-statistics-dont-fully-reflect-impact-of-lyme-disease/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/09/another-view-state-statistics-dont-fully-reflect-impact-of-lyme-disease/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1712194 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/09/another-view-state-statistics-dont-fully-reflect-impact-of-lyme-disease/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1492358_497018_lyme_disease_6.jpgClimate change has extended the time period in which ticks thrive and can latch onto a host, which is a disaster for Maine, a reader says.Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:36:19 +0000 Our View: Hydro-Quebec answers key climate question https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/09/our-view-hydro-quebec-answers-key-climate-question/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/09/our-view-hydro-quebec-answers-key-climate-question/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1712258 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/09/our-view-hydro-quebec-answers-key-climate-question/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/03/1342621_493224_20140311_trade-e1525493023810.jpgTransmission lines paid for by Massachusetts rate payers would cut across Maine, but the Bay Sate won't permit a gas pipeline that would help Maine manufacturing.Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:39:30 +0000 Another View: Europe’s ‘tech tax’ is a mistake in the making https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/08/another-view-europes-tech-tax-is-a-mistake-in-the-making/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/08/another-view-europes-tech-tax-is-a-mistake-in-the-making/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1712546 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/08/another-view-europes-tech-tax-is-a-mistake-in-the-making/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1712546_shutterstock_1144932308.jpgEurope is looking to penalize a very narrow cross-section of the many companies that engage in tax avoidance.Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:30:18 +0000 Our View: Remember Pearl Harbor – for a couple of reasons https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/07/our-view-remember-pearl-harbor-for-a-couple-of-reasons/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/07/our-view-remember-pearl-harbor-for-a-couple-of-reasons/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1710206 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/07/our-view-remember-pearl-harbor-for-a-couple-of-reasons/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/12/1120035_Pearl-Harbor-Book.JPEG-5a7e.jpgA small boat rescues seamen from the USS West Virginia in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. About 2,400 U.S. service members and civilians were killed in the attack.Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:52:09 +0000 Our View: Maine attorney general election should be more open https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/06/our-view-maine-ag-election-should-be-more-open/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/06/our-view-maine-ag-election-should-be-more-open/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1708058 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/06/our-view-maine-ag-election-should-be-more-open/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1708058_148088-20181205_FirstDay23-e1544064618894.jpgState Rep. Aaron Frey, D-Bangor, acknowledges his supporters after being elected attorney general Wednesday, but he might as well have been waving hello to most Mainers.Wed, 05 Dec 2018 21:56:10 +0000 Our View: Bush’s funeral about more than the 41st president https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/05/our-view-bushs-funeral-about-more-than-the-41st-president/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/05/our-view-bushs-funeral-about-more-than-the-41st-president/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1706214 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/05/our-view-bushs-funeral-about-more-than-the-41st-president/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1706214_bush-1stld-writethru-41845160-f7dd-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7.jpgCrowds gather during the public viewing Monday as former President George H.W. Bush lies in state, on the same structure first used for Abraham Lincoln's casket after his assassination.Tue, 04 Dec 2018 22:49:00 +0000 Our View: Maine lawmakers should let municipalities charge local-option sales tax https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/04/letter-to-the-editor-maine-lawmakers-should-let-municipalities-charge-local-option-sales-tax/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/04/letter-to-the-editor-maine-lawmakers-should-let-municipalities-charge-local-option-sales-tax/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1704782 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/04/letter-to-the-editor-maine-lawmakers-should-let-municipalities-charge-local-option-sales-tax/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1704782_747492_150407tax0041-e1543896101837.jpgReceipts on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.Mon, 03 Dec 2018 23:01:50 +0000 Our View: Sewing school helps build bigger workforce https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/03/our-view-sewing-school-helps-build-bigger-workforce/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/03/our-view-sewing-school-helps-build-bigger-workforce/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1702890 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/03/our-view-sewing-school-helps-build-bigger-workforce/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1702890_438392-20181115_Sewing_11.jpgThere are good jobs available for graduates of Old Port Wool & Textile School, a free sewing program in Westbrook.Sun, 02 Dec 2018 17:17:31 +0000 Another View: Greg Kesich’s support for Medicare for All ignores impact of health care choices https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/02/another-view-kesichs-support-for-medicare-for-all-ignores-impact-of-health-care-choices/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/02/another-view-kesichs-support-for-medicare-for-all-ignores-impact-of-health-care-choices/#respond Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1700406 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/02/another-view-kesichs-support-for-medicare-for-all-ignores-impact-of-health-care-choices/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, 30 Nov 2018 19:25:07 +0000 Our View: Overdoses rise, yet ray of hope emerges https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/02/our-view-overdoses-rise-yet-ray-of-hope-emerges/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/02/our-view-overdoses-rise-yet-ray-of-hope-emerges/#respond Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1700414 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/02/our-view-overdoses-rise-yet-ray-of-hope-emerges/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1451426_25067-Opioids.jpgPortland paramedics respond to a call of a heroin overdose on Congress Street near the intersection of India Street. The 29-year-old woman was found unconscious by a passer-by after she had injected herself with a quarter-gram of heroin. (Staff photo by Derek Davis)Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:45:51 +0000 Another View: Creating gene-edited babies raises huge ethical issues https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/01/another-view-creating-gene-edited-babies-raises-staggering-ethical-issues/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/01/another-view-creating-gene-edited-babies-raises-staggering-ethical-issues/#respond Sat, 01 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1700934 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/01/another-view-creating-gene-edited-babies-raises-staggering-ethical-issues/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/AP18330076370571.jpgIn this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province. Chinese scientist He claims he helped make world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it Monday, Nov. 26, in Hong Kong to one of the organizers of an international conference on gene editing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Fri, 30 Nov 2018 22:07:20 +0000 Our View: Mars landing shows we can reach the stars https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/30/our-view-mars-landing-shows-we-can-reach-the-stars/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/30/our-view-mars-landing-shows-we-can-reach-the-stars/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1697814 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/30/our-view-mars-landing-shows-we-can-reach-the-stars/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1697814_Mars_Landing_56430.jpg-4a4d.jpgAn engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrates next to an image of Mars sent from the InSight lander shortly after it landed on the red planet Monday. Only about 40 percent of Mars landings are successful.Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:25:07 +0000 Another View: Feds fail to follow through on promises to veterans https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/30/another-view-feds-fail-to-follow-through-on-promises-to-veterans/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/30/another-view-feds-fail-to-follow-through-on-promises-to-veterans/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1697990 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/30/another-view-feds-fail-to-follow-through-on-promises-to-veterans/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/05/1386907_exchange_vietnam_war__byun.jpgThe virtual Wall of Faces project has for nearly 20 years tried to collect a photo to match each of the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The project today is near completion.Thu, 29 Nov 2018 20:23:37 +0000 Our View: Rep. Poliquin should stop trashing Maine’s 2nd District election https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/29/our-view-rep-poliquin-should-stop-trashing-the-2nd-district-election/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/29/our-view-rep-poliquin-should-stop-trashing-the-2nd-district-election/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1695266 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/29/our-view-rep-poliquin-should-stop-trashing-the-2nd-district-election/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1691538_572353-Poliquin2-e1543464148208.jpgRep. Bruce Poliquin entered the Nov. 15 runoff leading Jared Golden by over 2,600 votes after the first tally of election ballots, but trailed after ranked-choice tabulations.Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:02:42 +0000 Our View: Cruelty’s not the answer to influx of Central American migrants https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/28/our-view-crueltys-not-the-answer-to-influx-of-central-american-migrants/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/28/our-view-crueltys-not-the-answer-to-influx-of-central-american-migrants/#respond Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1693798 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/28/our-view-crueltys-not-the-answer-to-influx-of-central-american-migrants/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1693798_US-NEWS-IMMIGRATION-CARAVAN-e1543379237448.jpgTear gas is used to prevent migrants kept in limbo by the Trump administration from rushing the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday.Tue, 27 Nov 2018 23:28:25 +0000 Our View: Maine should invest in measures to mitigate looming damage from climate change https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/27/our-view-maine-should-invest-in-measures-to-mitigate-looming-damage-from-climate-change/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/27/our-view-maine-should-invest-in-measures-to-mitigate-looming-damage-from-climate-change/#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1691666 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/27/our-view-maine-should-invest-in-measures-to-mitigate-looming-damage-from-climate-change/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1691666_301278-flood_gs_11-e1543291398280.jpgOne impact of warming: Coastal communities and development beside rivers should be prepared for flooding on a regular basis.Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:03:26 +0000 Our View: Facebook is too big, needs a watchdog https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/26/our-view-facebook-is-too-big-needs-a-watchdog/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/26/our-view-facebook-is-too-big-needs-a-watchdog/#respond Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1689346 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/26/our-view-facebook-is-too-big-needs-a-watchdog/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1370878_facebook-2dcf51de-495e-11e8-9072-f6d4bc32f223.jpgThe Facebook logo is displayed for a photograph on an Apple iPhone. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew HarrerSat, 24 Nov 2018 21:15:41 +0000 Another View: Maine’s North Woods threatened by state policy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/25/another-view-maines-north-woods-threatened-by-state-policy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/25/another-view-maines-north-woods-threatened-by-state-policy/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1687930 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/25/another-view-maines-north-woods-threatened-by-state-policy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/08/699004-20140619_barnard-h51-e1441043184527.jpgPATTEN, ME - June 19: Barnard Mountain, located in the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area, offers an excellent view of Mount Katahdin and Katahdin Lake. This photo was taken on June 19 and a trail crew from the Maine Conservation Corps has since opened up the view of Katahdin by taking down a few trees. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer)Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:31:06 +0000 Our View: No good reason for more Medicaid delay https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/25/our-view-no-good-reason-for-more-medicaid-delay/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/25/our-view-no-good-reason-for-more-medicaid-delay/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1688082 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/25/our-view-no-good-reason-for-more-medicaid-delay/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1566990_22333_lepage2.jpgA reader says having health care coverage is an advantage that Gov. Paul LePage, above, apparently thinks poor Mainers don't deserve.Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:06:56 +0000 Another View: With fires, California fights ‘new abnormal’ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/24/another-view-with-fires-california-fights-new-abnormal/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/24/another-view-with-fires-california-fights-new-abnormal/#respond Sat, 24 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1688290 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/24/another-view-with-fires-california-fights-new-abnormal/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/AP18316745819368.jpgA firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Simi Valley, Calif., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Fri, 23 Nov 2018 20:10:29 +0000 Our View: LePage backs injustice in deportation case https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/23/our-view-lepage-backs-injustice-in-deportation-case/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/23/our-view-lepage-backs-injustice-in-deportation-case/#respond Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1686386 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/23/our-view-lepage-backs-injustice-in-deportation-case/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1686386_689853_lexius_and_minday__3.jpgLexius Saint Martin and his wife, Mindy, are trying to reunite their family after being split up by overzealous government action. He rebuilt himself after serving time on drug charges.Thu, 22 Nov 2018 21:17:09 +0000 Our View: Don’t worry about extra calories today https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/22/our-view-dont-worry-about-extra-calories-today/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/22/our-view-dont-worry-about-extra-calories-today/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1685146 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/22/our-view-dont-worry-about-extra-calories-today/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1685146_141912_turkey.jpgSome publications are trying to tell Americans that they should shun traditional Thanksgiving fare, like gravy, stuffing or even green bean casserole. If you eat well the rest of the year, a little indiscretion now won't hurt much.Wed, 21 Nov 2018 23:04:15 +0000 Our View: Homeless youths need more of our attention and assistance https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/21/our-view-homeless-youths-need-more-of-our-attention-and-assistance/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/21/our-view-homeless-youths-need-more-of-our-attention-and-assistance/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1683666 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/21/our-view-homeless-youths-need-more-of-our-attention-and-assistance/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1683666_shelter.1121-e1542769783737.jpgThe stresses of poverty, combined with mental illness, drug addiction or abusive relationships, can disintegrate families, adding to the pressure that all teens must try to navigate.Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:10:51 +0000 Our View: Student debt problem calls for stronger response from state government https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/our-view-student-debt-problem-calls-for-stronger-response-from-state-government/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/our-view-student-debt-problem-calls-for-stronger-response-from-state-government/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1681050 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/our-view-student-debt-problem-calls-for-stronger-response-from-state-government/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1681050_964058_collegecost0039-e1542690455231.jpgStudent debt drives talented young graduates to places where they can earn higher incomes. Maine could build its workforce by helping people pay their loans.Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:07:43 +0000 Our View: Stop slow-walking bids for U.S. citizenship https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/our-view-stop-slow-walking-bids-for-u-s-citizenship/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/our-view-stop-slow-walking-bids-for-u-s-citizenship/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1679462 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/our-view-stop-slow-walking-bids-for-u-s-citizenship/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1679462_4017_20160408_naturalizat_3.jpgThree-quarters of a million foreign-born legal residents, who have met all the legal requirements, are stuck waiting behind an invisible wall that stands between them and citizenship.Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:02:19 +0000 Another View: ‘Straw dog’ arguments at heart of partisan divide https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/another-view-straw-dog-arguments-at-heart-of-partisan-divide/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/another-view-straw-dog-arguments-at-heart-of-partisan-divide/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1676994 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/another-view-straw-dog-arguments-at-heart-of-partisan-divide/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/12/320281-20161219_augusta_12.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - DECEMBER 19: Maine's Electoral College electors cast their votes for President of the United States in Augusta on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Maine Electoral College members take an oath before voting on Monday. David Bright, a Democratic elector, second from right, initially voted for Bernie Sanders but was ruled "out-of-order" and a second vote was taken, this time with Bright supporting Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:05:20 +0000 Our View: School-holiday policy should reflect Maine’s growing diversity https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/our-view-school-holiday-policy-should-reflect-maines-growing-diversity/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/our-view-school-holiday-policy-should-reflect-maines-growing-diversity/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677006 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/our-view-school-holiday-policy-should-reflect-maines-growing-diversity/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/09/1064883_468849-20160917_Eid_2.jpgNada Ibrahim paints henna designs on a girl's hand at an Eid al-Adha celebration Saturday in Portland.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:02:49 +0000 Another View: Please, Hillary, don’t do it https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/another-view-please-hillary-dont-do-it/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/another-view-please-hillary-dont-do-it/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677666 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/another-view-please-hillary-dont-do-it/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1677666_AP_18143704771748-1.jpgA record number of women were elected last week, but Hillary Clinton is not the best candidate to capitalize on this trend.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:28:45 +0000 Our View: Ranked-choice voting passes major court test https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-passes-major-court-test/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-passes-major-court-test/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1674790 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-passes-major-court-test/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1671206_Election_2018_Ranked_Voti5.jpgBallots are prepped for a 2nd District ranked-choice count. Will Bruce Poliquin be a sore winner if he comes out on top, a reader wonders? Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:56:38 +0000 Our View: Establishing pre-K in Maine schools is just a good start https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/our-view-establishing-pre-kindergarten-programs-in-maine-schools-is-just-a-good-start/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/our-view-establishing-pre-kindergarten-programs-in-maine-schools-is-just-a-good-start/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1673058 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/our-view-establishing-pre-kindergarten-programs-in-maine-schools-is-just-a-good-start/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2012/06/c72e3c4ace01af0f110f6a706700239b.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 23:55:45 +0000 Our View: Dentists sound alarm on our broken system https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/our-view-dentists-sound-alarm-on-our-broken-system/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/our-view-dentists-sound-alarm-on-our-broken-system/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1670866 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/our-view-dentists-sound-alarm-on-our-broken-system/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1670866_635873-20181102_free-dent2.jpgCharity care, such as is provided one day a year by the Dentists Who Care for ME event, is no substitute for a functioning health care system. Mainers need access to affordable dental care.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:28:40 +0000 Our View: Ranked-choice voting satisfies the will of the people https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-satisfies-the-will-of-the-people/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-satisfies-the-will-of-the-people/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1669042 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-satisfies-the-will-of-the-people/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1669042_411370-20181109_RankedCho4.jpgMaine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, above, explains the ranked-choice tabulation process, which is open to the public.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:14:46 +0000 Our View: Veterans share commitment to serving our country https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/our-view-veterans-share-commitment-to-serving-our-country/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/our-view-veterans-share-commitment-to-serving-our-country/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1666514 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/our-view-veterans-share-commitment-to-serving-our-country/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1666514_AP_08110406125.jpgU.S. soldiers take the oath of citizenship in Baghdad in 2008. Military service has long offered immigrants a path to citizenship.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:58:23 +0000 Our View: Time to take a break on ballot questions https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1665314 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1665314_795046-20181106_Election214.jpgSaco residents fill out their ballots at the Saco Community Center on Tuesday. A new group of lawmakers in Augusta deserves a chance to show it can take on the tough issues.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:46:31 +0000 Another View: Border deployment is posturing, not policy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/another-view-border-deployment-is-posturing-not-policy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/another-view-border-deployment-is-posturing-not-policy/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1665362 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/another-view-border-deployment-is-posturing-not-policy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1665362_Trump_Border_13783.jpg-ff08.jpgPresident Trump has warned of an "invasion" of migrants, but Pentagon officials doubt they pose a threat to national security.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:19:21 +0000 Our View: The Great War’s echoes still felt today https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/09/our-view-the-great-wars-echoes-still-felt-today/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/09/our-view-the-great-wars-echoes-still-felt-today/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1662074 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/09/our-view-the-great-wars-echoes-still-felt-today/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1662074_AP_1801010248-e1541742777231.jpgThe devastation of World War I and the failure of old regimes would give rise to communism and fascism and plant the seeds for conflict in the modern Middle East.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:53:07 +0000 Our View: No high political drama, but plenty of change for Maine https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/08/our-view-no-high-political-drama-but-plenty-of-change-for-maine/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/08/our-view-no-high-political-drama-but-plenty-of-change-for-maine/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1659454 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/08/our-view-no-high-political-drama-but-plenty-of-change-for-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/20181106_Election-Night_13.jpgPORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 6: Newly elected governor of Maine Janet Mills gives her victory speech at the Maine Democrats election night party for Mills and Rep. Chellie Pingree at Aura in Portland on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer)Wed, 07 Nov 2018 22:57:25 +0000 Another View: Mob justice was not justice, even for ‘Whitey’ Bulger https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/07/another-view-mob-justice-was-not-justice-even-for-whitey-bulger/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/07/another-view-mob-justice-was-not-justice-even-for-whitey-bulger/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1657130 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/07/another-view-mob-justice-was-not-justice-even-for-whitey-bulger/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2012/03/bulger_06-25-2011_8IICNCQ.jpgTue, 06 Nov 2018 18:18:50 +0000 Our View: After Election Day, there is work to do https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/07/our-view-after-election-day-there-is-work-to-do/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/07/our-view-after-election-day-there-is-work-to-do/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1657134 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/07/our-view-after-election-day-there-is-work-to-do/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/05/u.s.-capitol.jpgFILE -- In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, an American flag flies over Capitol Hill in Washington. A Saudi-funded lobbying campaign involving U.S. military veterans saw some organizers disclose their activities late or vaguely. That stymied public knowledge on the scale of foreign influence in the campaign. The campaign and the allegations surrounding it show what can happen when the often-murky world of lobbying intersects with emotive American issues like patriotism, protecting U.S. troops and the memory of Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) U.S. Capitol house of representatives senate featured imageWed, 07 Nov 2018 13:32:12 +0000 Our View: With Election Day turnout, Maine sets high standard https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/06/our-view-with-election-day-turnout-maine-sets-high-standard/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/06/our-view-with-election-day-turnout-maine-sets-high-standard/#respond Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1655498 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/06/our-view-with-election-day-turnout-maine-sets-high-standard/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/11/20100608Voters_Portland_1.jpgMon, 05 Nov 2018 22:18:04 +0000 Our View: Rural hospitals close at an alarming rate https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/05/our-view-rural-hospitals-close-at-an-alarming-rate/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/05/our-view-rural-hospitals-close-at-an-alarming-rate/#respond Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1653326 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/05/our-view-rural-hospitals-close-at-an-alarming-rate/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/10/1278884_282585_20160922_mayo0349.jpgCash-strapped rural hospitals would get the help they need to stay afloat if the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.Sat, 03 Nov 2018 20:05:46 +0000 Our View: Caron’s exit sets path for future candidates https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/04/our-view-carons-exit-sets-path-for-future-candidates/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/04/our-view-carons-exit-sets-path-for-future-candidates/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1651454 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/04/our-view-carons-exit-sets-path-for-future-candidates/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/1633406_483945-Alan_Caron_preferred.jpgindependent candidate for governor, in a March 23 op-ed piece in the Portland Press HeraldFri, 02 Nov 2018 20:31:33 +0000 Another View: Will Angela Merkel’s exit leave the free world leaderless? https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/03/another-view-will-angela-merkels-exit-leave-the-free-world-leaderless/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/03/another-view-will-angela-merkels-exit-leave-the-free-world-leaderless/#respond Sat, 03 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1651514 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/03/another-view-will-angela-merkels-exit-leave-the-free-world-leaderless/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/05/1203390_671565-Merkel2-e1496062796400.jpgNormally cautious, German Chancellor Angela Merkel starkly declared troubled ties after President Trump's visit. to Europe.Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:52:57 +0000 Another View: Time to push for an end to Yemen war https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/02/another-view-time-to-push-for-an-end-to-yemen-war/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/02/another-view-time-to-push-for-an-end-to-yemen-war/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1648814 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/02/another-view-time-to-push-for-an-end-to-yemen-war/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/02/AP17033508188588.jpgA man walks amid the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, in February. In a raid by U.S. Navy Seals, "determined enemy" forces "included armed women firing from prepared fighting positions," the U.S. Central Command says.Thu, 01 Nov 2018 18:08:05 +0000 Our View: A ‘church’ that wants to save lives, not souls https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/02/our-view-a-church-that-wants-to-save-lives-not-souls/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/02/our-view-a-church-that-wants-to-save-lives-not-souls/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1649362 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/02/our-view-a-church-that-wants-to-save-lives-not-souls/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/1645094_611216-20181024_Safe-Inje2.jpgJesse Harvey, founder of the Church of Safe Injection, center, shows new volunteer Hilary Andreoli, left, how to take inventory of what they are passing out.Thu, 01 Nov 2018 22:31:09 +0000 Our View: Bilingual proficiency among young people is worth recognizing https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/01/our-view-bilingual-proficiency-among-young-people-is-worth-recognizing/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/01/our-view-bilingual-proficiency-among-young-people-is-worth-recognizing/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1647214 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/01/our-view-bilingual-proficiency-among-young-people-is-worth-recognizing/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1647214_20140613_spanish002.jpgThe Maine Department of Education is recognizing fluency in multiple languages with a credential that is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and college admissions.Wed, 31 Oct 2018 22:04:59 +0000 Our Endorsement: All 3 incumbents for Portland City Council deserve another term https://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/31/our-endorsement-editorial-board-backs-all-three-incumbents-for-portland-city-council/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/31/our-endorsement-editorial-board-backs-all-three-incumbents-for-portland-city-council/#respond Wed, 31 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1644702 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/31/our-endorsement-editorial-board-backs-all-three-incumbents-for-portland-city-council/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/03/160302Lookingup16.jpgTue, 30 Oct 2018 22:25:37 +0000