Editorials – Press Herald https://www.pressherald.com Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:58:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Our View: Kavanaugh’s credibility blown by earlier evasions https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/19/our-view-kavanaughs-credibility-blown-by-earlier-evasions/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/19/our-view-kavanaughs-credibility-blown-by-earlier-evasions/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1568742 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/19/our-view-kavanaughs-credibility-blown-by-earlier-evasions/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1568742_Supreme_Court_Kavanaugh_Pol.jpgPresident Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh swore to tell the whole truth before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:19:30 +0000 Our View: New rules place at-risk species further in peril https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/18/our-view-new-rules-place-at-risk-species-further-in-peril/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/18/our-view-new-rules-place-at-risk-species-further-in-peril/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1567006 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/18/our-view-new-rules-place-at-risk-species-further-in-peril/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1567006_20160906_wildlife_6.jpgA male peregrine falcon spreads his wings at the Center for Wildlife in York in 2016. The peregrine falcon was removed from the endangered species list in 1999, and many of the hundreds of other species on the list would now be extinct if it weren't for the Endangered Species Act.Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:48:12 +0000 Our View: To stop child sex abuse, lift the fog of secrecy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/17/our-view-to-stop-child-sex-abuse-lift-the-fog-of-secrecy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/17/our-view-to-stop-child-sex-abuse-lift-the-fog-of-secrecy/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1564270 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/17/our-view-to-stop-child-sex-abuse-lift-the-fog-of-secrecy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1564270_shutterstock_687528859-2.jpgMost abusers are known to the children they sexually abuse, and school is a place where children interact with their peers and with other adults in a way that might uncover that something is wrong.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 21:57:16 +0000 Our View: On aging crisis, LePage offered no leadership https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/16/our-view-on-aging-crisis-lepage-offered-no-leadership/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/16/our-view-on-aging-crisis-lepage-offered-no-leadership/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1562478 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/16/our-view-on-aging-crisis-lepage-offered-no-leadership/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1562478_shutterstock_116878459.jpgWhile thousands of Maine senior citizens are on waiting lists for affordable housing, the state's governor has adamantly refused to release $15 million in voter-approved housing bonds.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:12:38 +0000 Another View: Alan Caron: Don’t push independents out of the race https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/16/another-view-alan-caron-dont-push-independents-out-of-the-race/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/16/another-view-alan-caron-dont-push-independents-out-of-the-race/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1562486 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/16/another-view-alan-caron-dont-push-independents-out-of-the-race/feed/ 0 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:09:32 +0000 Another View: Did we learn enough from Lehman Bros. collapse to avoid the next meltdown? https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/15/another-view-did-we-learn-enough-from-lehman-bros-collapse-to-avoid-the-next-meltdown/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/15/another-view-did-we-learn-enough-from-lehman-bros-collapse-to-avoid-the-next-meltdown/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1563330 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/15/another-view-did-we-learn-enough-from-lehman-bros-collapse-to-avoid-the-next-meltdown/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2011/11/Stock_Market.jpgSat, 15 Sep 2018 10:24:15 +0000 Our View: With migrants, Trump once again chooses cruelty https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/14/our-view-with-migrants-trump-once-again-chooses-cruelty/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/14/our-view-with-migrants-trump-once-again-chooses-cruelty/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1560194 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/14/our-view-with-migrants-trump-once-again-chooses-cruelty/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1560194_AP_18190812214229-1-e1536893895615.jpgAdministration officials want to boost capacity for imprisoning migrant families and unaccompanied children, announcing they are tripling the size of a "tent city" so it can hold 3,800 children, tempting disaster.Thu, 13 Sep 2018 22:59:33 +0000 Our View: Sen. Collins mistakes free speech for bribery https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/13/our-view-sen-collins-mistakes-free-speech-for-bribery/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/13/our-view-sen-collins-mistakes-free-speech-for-bribery/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1558174 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/13/our-view-sen-collins-mistakes-free-speech-for-bribery/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1550306_105835-20180907_Collins_02.jpgSen. Susan Collins speaks with members of the press about Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination after a tour of the healthcare company Abbott Laboratories in Scarborough.Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:26:04 +0000 Our View: As Maine districts step up security, school resource officers should be ready for the ordinary https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/12/our-view-as-maine-districts-step-up-security-school-resource-officers-should-be-ready-for-the-ordinary/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/12/our-view-as-maine-districts-step-up-security-school-resource-officers-should-be-ready-for-the-ordinary/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1555794 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/12/our-view-as-maine-districts-step-up-security-school-resource-officers-should-be-ready-for-the-ordinary/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/20180302_SchoolThreats_0058.jpgTue, 11 Sep 2018 22:37:58 +0000 Another View: Later school start times help students succeed https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/12/another-view-later-school-start-times-help-students-succeed/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/12/another-view-later-school-start-times-help-students-succeed/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1556446 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/12/another-view-later-school-start-times-help-students-succeed/feed/ 0 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000 Our View: The world before 9/11 is passing from memory https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/11/our-view-world-before-9-11-is-passing-from-memory/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/11/our-view-world-before-9-11-is-passing-from-memory/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1553786 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/11/our-view-world-before-9-11-is-passing-from-memory/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1553786_911.0911-e1536637794558.jpgPeople in front of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral react with horror as they look down Fifth Avenue toward the World Trade Center towers after planes crashed into their upper floors, in this Sept. 11, 2001 photo.Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:50:03 +0000 Our View: Maine foster care crisis exposes larger problem https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/10/our-view-maine-foster-care-crisis-exposes-larger-problem/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/10/our-view-maine-foster-care-crisis-exposes-larger-problem/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1551094 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/10/our-view-maine-foster-care-crisis-exposes-larger-problem/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1539582_389813-20180828_foster_0251.jpgStefanie Millette sits in the room she uses for the children she has taken into her Freeport home as a foster parent. Her experiences with the state – with its overburdened caseworkers and limited resources – have left her frustrated, but she believes this would be the worst time to walk away. "These kids have unlimited potential," the 32-year-old says, "and you can make an amazing difference."Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:31:59 +0000 Another View: There should be consequences for Russia’s brazen act in Britain https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/10/another-view-there-should-be-consequences-for-russias-brazen-act-in-britain/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/10/another-view-there-should-be-consequences-for-russias-brazen-act-in-britain/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1551110 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/10/another-view-there-should-be-consequences-for-russias-brazen-act-in-britain/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1551506_Britain_Poisoned_Spy_66609..jpgThis combination photo made available by the Metropolitan Police on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, shows Alexander Petrov, left, and Ruslan Boshirov. British prosecutors have charged two Russian men, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. They are charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok. (Metropolitan Police via AP) Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:57:38 +0000 Another View: All sides in NFL anthem protest conflict are selectively outraged https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/09/another-view-all-sides-in-nfl-anthem-protest-conflict-are-selectively-outraged/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/09/another-view-all-sides-in-nfl-anthem-protest-conflict-are-selectively-outraged/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1550130 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/09/another-view-all-sides-in-nfl-anthem-protest-conflict-are-selectively-outraged/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/AP18246783469268.jpgFri, 07 Sep 2018 20:19:42 +0000 Our View: Congress should recognize states’ rights on cannabis https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/09/our-view-congress-should-recognize-states-rights-on-cannabis/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/09/our-view-congress-should-recognize-states-rights-on-cannabis/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1550138 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/09/our-view-congress-should-recognize-states-rights-on-cannabis/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1550138_Legal_Marijuana_Massachuset.jpgLegal marijuana is an industry, but conflict between state and federal laws could force its growth in the wrong direction.Fri, 07 Sep 2018 20:12:29 +0000 Another View: Nike’s entry into the culture wars is just another business move https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/08/another-view-nikes-entry-into-the-culture-wars-is-just-another-business-move/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/08/another-view-nikes-entry-into-the-culture-wars-is-just-another-business-move/#respond Sat, 08 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1549602 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/08/another-view-nikes-entry-into-the-culture-wars-is-just-another-business-move/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/AP18247483042452.jpgFri, 07 Sep 2018 18:15:24 +0000 Another View: Trump administration’s actions show understanding of situation in North Korea https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/08/another-view-trump-administrations-actions-demonstrate-understanding-of-situation-in-north-korea/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/08/another-view-trump-administrations-actions-demonstrate-understanding-of-situation-in-north-korea/#respond Sat, 08 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1549702 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/08/another-view-trump-administrations-actions-demonstrate-understanding-of-situation-in-north-korea/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/06/AP18163169709217.jpgFri, 07 Sep 2018 20:23:45 +0000 Another View: Closure of alternative weekly represents demise of an icon https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/another-view-closure-of-alternative-weekly-represents-demise-of-an-icon/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/another-view-closure-of-alternative-weekly-represents-demise-of-an-icon/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1547078 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/another-view-closure-of-alternative-weekly-represents-demise-of-an-icon/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/07/newsprint.jpgThu, 06 Sep 2018 21:27:25 +0000 Our View: NFL players speak out for the right reasons https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/our-view-nfl-players-speak-out-for-the-right-reasons/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/our-view-nfl-players-speak-out-for-the-right-reasons/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1547090 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/our-view-nfl-players-speak-out-for-the-right-reasons/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1547090_Kaepernick_Grievance_Foot2.jpgFrom left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, then-quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 2, 2016. Most of the athletes who have participated in the ongoing protest have not only taken a knee but also donated money and time to solving problems in their own communities.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 23:05:41 +0000 Our View: In race for governor, a wide gulf on Medicaid policy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/06/our-view-in-race-for-governor-a-wide-gulf-on-medicaid-policy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/06/our-view-in-race-for-governor-a-wide-gulf-on-medicaid-policy/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1545110 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/06/our-view-in-race-for-governor-a-wide-gulf-on-medicaid-policy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/07/governor-candidates-e1536206760141.jpgThu, 06 Sep 2018 00:06:08 +0000 Another View: U.S. must speed up refugee reviews for Iraqis who aided our troops in war https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/05/another-view-u-s-must-speed-up-refugee-reviews-for-iraqis-who-aided-our-troops-in-war/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/05/another-view-u-s-must-speed-up-refugee-reviews-for-iraqis-who-aided-our-troops-in-war/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1543010 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/05/another-view-u-s-must-speed-up-refugee-reviews-for-iraqis-who-aided-our-troops-in-war/feed/ 0 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 20:30:54 +0000 Our View: Health of older adults hinges on more than just diet https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/05/our-view-health-of-older-adults-hinges-on-more-than-just-diet/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/05/our-view-health-of-older-adults-hinges-on-more-than-just-diet/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1543014 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/05/our-view-health-of-older-adults-hinges-on-more-than-just-diet/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1543014_981481-20180902_ruthknight_.jpgAs a participant in the Maine Senior FarmShare Program, Ruth Knight of South Portland receives $50 worth of fresh produce from a farm of her choice – and the farm gets an influx of cash and the opportunity to reach new customers. Staff photo by Ariana van den AkkerWed, 05 Sep 2018 00:03:27 +0000 Our View: Ethics panel shows that everyone is not equal under Maine election law https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/04/our-view-ethics-panel-shows-that-everyone-is-not-equal-under-maine-election-law/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/04/our-view-ethics-panel-shows-that-everyone-is-not-equal-under-maine-election-law/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1540930 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/04/our-view-ethics-panel-shows-that-everyone-is-not-equal-under-maine-election-law/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1540930_967879_20171103_ethics_comm.jpgThe companies of Lisa Scott, who led the 2017 York County casino campaign, and its treasurer, Cheryl Timberlake, will each pay $50,000 of the $100,000 penalty for filing late, inaccurate financial reports – a total that is 80 percent less than the fine originally levied by the state.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:08:55 +0000 Another View: Officer’s murder conviction delivers justice for Jordan https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/04/another-view-officers-murder-conviction-delivers-justice-for-jordan/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/04/another-view-officers-murder-conviction-delivers-justice-for-jordan/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1540946 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/04/another-view-officers-murder-conviction-delivers-justice-for-jordan/feed/ 0 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000 Our View: Not much to celebrate for American workers https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/03/our-view-not-much-to-celebrate-for-american-workers/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/03/our-view-not-much-to-celebrate-for-american-workers/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1538290 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/03/our-view-not-much-to-celebrate-for-american-workers/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1538290_20110323_mural.jpgThe mural, by artist Judy Taylor, was erected in 2008. It depicts several moments in Maine labor history, including a 1937 shoe mill strike in Auburn and Lewiston and "Rosie the Riveter" at Bath Iron Works.Sun, 02 Sep 2018 17:47:48 +0000 Another View: Sen. John McCain recalled by shipmate as ‘a man for the ages’ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/02/another-view-sen-john-mccain-recalled-by-shipmate-as-a-man-for-the-ages/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/02/another-view-sen-john-mccain-recalled-by-shipmate-as-a-man-for-the-ages/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1537322 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/02/another-view-sen-john-mccain-recalled-by-shipmate-as-a-man-for-the-ages/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/AP_17208804921674-e1535151905968.jpgSen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017. The Senate voted decisively to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. McCain said the bill’s passage was long overdue, a jab at Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress. McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has called Putin a murderer and a thug.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:11:59 +0000 Our View: Maine House Republicans show how not to legislate https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/02/our-view-maine-house-republicans-show-how-not-to-legislate/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/02/our-view-maine-house-republicans-show-how-not-to-legislate/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1537310 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/02/our-view-maine-house-republicans-show-how-not-to-legislate/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/08/maine-state-house-capitol-dome.jpgSun, 02 Sep 2018 10:20:22 +0000 Another View: Atrocities in Myanmar amount to nothing less than genocide https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/01/another-view-atrocities-in-myanmar-amount-to-nothing-less-than-genocide/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/01/another-view-atrocities-in-myanmar-amount-to-nothing-less-than-genocide/#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1536722 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/01/another-view-atrocities-in-myanmar-amount-to-nothing-less-than-genocide/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1536722_China_UN_Myanmar_46882.jpg-.jpgRohingya women cry during an Aug. 25 rally at a Bangladesh refugee camp, marking the first anniversary of the Myanmar army's crackdown. The U.N. estimates the toll at a "conservative" figure of 10,000 killed.Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:54:52 +0000 Another View: Freeport school offers lesson in how to curtail screen time https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/31/another-view-freeport-school-offers-lesson-in-how-to-curtail-screen-time/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/31/another-view-freeport-school-offers-lesson-in-how-to-curtail-screen-time/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1534398 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/31/another-view-freeport-school-offers-lesson-in-how-to-curtail-screen-time/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/02/800183_Campaign-2016-Signs-Gadge8.jpgMarika Steir of Atkinson, N.H., looks at an iPhone cradle Thursday that was made from plastic campaign sign material.Thu, 30 Aug 2018 18:42:00 +0000 Our View: Changes to national rules on food stamps will only add to hunger https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/31/our-view-changes-to-national-rules-on-food-stamps-will-only-add-to-hunger/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/31/our-view-changes-to-national-rules-on-food-stamps-will-only-add-to-hunger/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1534406 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/31/our-view-changes-to-national-rules-on-food-stamps-will-only-add-to-hunger/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1523050_285083_20160917_togusat15_6.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - SEPT. 17: Congressman Bruce Poliquin gives a speech during 150th anniversary events on Saturday September 17, 2016 at VA Maine Health Care System Togus. (Photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:13:07 +0000 Our View: Immigrants contribute to Portland’s economy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/30/our-view-immigrants-contribute-to-portlands-economy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/30/our-view-immigrants-contribute-to-portlands-economy/#respond Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1532226 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/30/our-view-immigrants-contribute-to-portlands-economy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/07/1477418_553585_20180608_naturaliz_4.jpgSameerah Kadhin of Portland, who is originally from Iraq, holds a U.S. flag as she claps in June moments after she was sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony in Topsham. A reader who also is an immigrant notes that the flag means so much to her.Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:18:24 +0000 Another View: Critic of Portland short-term rentals falls far short of the mark https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/30/another-view-critic-of-short-term-rentals-falls-far-short-of-the-mark/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/30/another-view-critic-of-short-term-rentals-falls-far-short-of-the-mark/#respond Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1532234 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/30/another-view-critic-of-short-term-rentals-falls-far-short-of-the-mark/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/02/airbnb-e1535511370727.jpgWed, 29 Aug 2018 18:22:36 +0000 Our View: Health and Human Services Committee makes right moves on child protection bills https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/29/our-view-health-and-human-services-committee-makes-right-moves-on-child-protection-bills/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/29/our-view-health-and-human-services-committee-makes-right-moves-on-child-protection-bills/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1530170 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/29/our-view-health-and-human-services-committee-makes-right-moves-on-child-protection-bills/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1529614_770941_kendall_chick_mariss.jpgWed, 12 Sep 2018 16:46:48 +0000 Another View: Whose game is it? Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/28/another-view-whose-game-is-it-pennsylvania-casinos-sue-state-lottery/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/28/another-view-whose-game-is-it-pennsylvania-casinos-sue-state-lottery/#respond Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1528102 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/28/another-view-whose-game-is-it-pennsylvania-casinos-sue-state-lottery/feed/ 0 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:38:24 +0000 Our View: Families must set limits – and an example – for children’s screen time https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/28/our-view-families-also-play-a-role-in-screen-time-limits/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/28/our-view-families-also-play-a-role-in-screen-time-limits/#respond Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1528106 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/28/our-view-families-also-play-a-role-in-screen-time-limits/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1526058_516478-20180823_Screen-Ti3-e1535420947314.jpgPaul Kana of Portland, 18, splits his time Thursday between his Xbox and texting. "Ever since I got my Xbox ... I fell in love with my house," he says.Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:51:57 +0000 Our View: Kavanaugh’s full record matters in Senate review https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/27/our-view-kavanaughs-full-record-matters-in-senate-review/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/27/our-view-kavanaughs-full-record-matters-in-senate-review/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1525366 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/27/our-view-kavanaughs-full-record-matters-in-senate-review/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1525366_Supreme_Court_Kavanaugh_591.jpgThe records related to Brett Kavanaugh's work for President George W. Bush could show his views on presidential privilege and executive power.Sun, 26 Aug 2018 17:57:21 +0000 Another View: Systematic cover-ups are testing the faith of world’s Catholics https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/26/another-view-systematic-cover-ups-are-testing-the-faith-of-worlds-catholics/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/26/another-view-systematic-cover-ups-are-testing-the-faith-of-worlds-catholics/#respond Sun, 26 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1523274 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/26/another-view-systematic-cover-ups-are-testing-the-faith-of-worlds-catholics/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1523778_APTOPIX_Vatican_Pope_90832.jpgPope Francis is greeted by a group of nuns during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. At left, an art installation protesting the pope's visit stands in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday. Many want apologies for the sexual abuse of children by clergy and for the deaths of some 800 children at the Tuam orphanage whose bodies were found in a mass grave.Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:15:31 +0000 Our View: Trump’s power plan a dud, taken seriously or literally https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/26/our-view-trumps-power-plan-a-dud-taken-seriously-or-literally/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/26/our-view-trumps-power-plan-a-dud-taken-seriously-or-literally/#respond Sun, 26 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1523354 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/26/our-view-trumps-power-plan-a-dud-taken-seriously-or-literally/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2013/05/Global+Warming+Record_Semp.jpgSat, 25 Aug 2018 21:49:00 +0000 Another View: No, Secretary DeVos, guns aren’t school supplies https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/25/another-view-no-secretary-devos-guns-arent-school-supplies/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/25/another-view-no-secretary-devos-guns-arent-school-supplies/#respond Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1523794 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/25/another-view-no-secretary-devos-guns-arent-school-supplies/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1523794_488711_devos_1.jpgA proposal by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to allow states to use federal grant money to buy firearms for educators would benefit only gunmakers and the gun lobby.Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:41:54 +0000 Another View: Southwest takes the right step by keeping more pets off planes https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/25/another-view-southwest-takes-the-right-step-by-keeping-more-pets-off-planes/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/25/another-view-southwest-takes-the-right-step-by-keeping-more-pets-off-planes/#respond Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1524178 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/25/another-view-southwest-takes-the-right-step-by-keeping-more-pets-off-planes/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/01/1323558_AP_18019515398391.jpgA service dog strolls through the aisle of a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in 2017. Delta's crackdown will benefit travelers with real conditions that warrant accommodation of support animals.Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:08:44 +0000 Our View: Too soon for ‘spoiler’ talk in Maine governor’s race https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/24/our-view-too-soon-for-spoiler-talk-in-maine-governors-race/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/24/our-view-too-soon-for-spoiler-talk-in-maine-governors-race/#respond Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1521358 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/24/our-view-too-soon-for-spoiler-talk-in-maine-governors-race/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1521358_750165_blaine_house_front.jpgPlacing the spoiler label on independent candidates assumes that a party owns a certain sector of voters and that any candidate looking to speak to those voters from outside the party system is trying to steal them.Thu, 23 Aug 2018 22:13:01 +0000 Our View: Manafort, Cohen cases expose lax enforcement https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/23/our-view-manafort-cohen-cases-expose-lax-enforcement/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/23/our-view-manafort-cohen-cases-expose-lax-enforcement/#respond Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1519426 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/23/our-view-manafort-cohen-cases-expose-lax-enforcement/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1513010_Manafort_Another_Trial_992.jpgAs jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case in Alexandria, Va., Manafort still has another, separate trial looming in the nation's capital. Neither case involves allegations of Russian election interference.Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:10:31 +0000 Another View: New Hurricane Maria data show that many deaths were avoidable https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/22/another-view-more-accurate-maria-data-show-that-many-deaths-were-avoidable/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/22/another-view-more-accurate-maria-data-show-that-many-deaths-were-avoidable/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1517490 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/22/another-view-more-accurate-maria-data-show-that-many-deaths-were-avoidable/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/09/AP17264082971735.jpgTue, 21 Aug 2018 20:52:49 +0000 Our View: Despite pressure, Baxter State Park should stay ‘forever wild’ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/22/our-view-despite-pressure-baxter-state-park-should-stay-forever-wild/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/22/our-view-despite-pressure-baxter-state-park-should-stay-forever-wild/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1517494 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/22/our-view-despite-pressure-baxter-state-park-should-stay-forever-wild/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1517494_246443-baxterdirector_04_KB.jpgBaxter State Park's new director, Eben Sypitkowski, takes the job as the park's escalating popularity poses a threat to what makes it so special, including its primitive facilities and disconnection from the digital world.Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:18:57 +0000 Our View: Juror no-shows threaten key part of justice system https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/21/our-view-juror-no-shows-threaten-key-part-of-justice-system/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/21/our-view-juror-no-shows-threaten-key-part-of-justice-system/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1515250 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/21/our-view-juror-no-shows-threaten-key-part-of-justice-system/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1513358_634056-20180717-Justice-F3-e1534818840924.jpgJustice Robert Mullen reviews juror paperwork in his chambers at the Somerset Superior Court on Friday.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:06:29 +0000 Another View: Yes, mitigate climate change impacts, but don’t lose sight of root cause https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/21/another-view-mitigating-climate-change-would-be-a-band-aid-not-a-cure/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/21/another-view-mitigating-climate-change-would-be-a-band-aid-not-a-cure/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1515354 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/21/another-view-mitigating-climate-change-would-be-a-band-aid-not-a-cure/feed/ 0 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:02:31 +0000 Our View: Maine needs options for juvenile offenders https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/20/our-view-maines-chief-justice-is-right-lack-of-juvenile-options-a-tragedy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/20/our-view-maines-chief-justice-is-right-lack-of-juvenile-options-a-tragedy/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1512350 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/20/our-view-maines-chief-justice-is-right-lack-of-juvenile-options-a-tragedy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1512350_905618-20140314_LongCreek_0.jpgIt costs the state $250,000 a year to keep one juvenile adjudicated for a minor crime at Long Creek Youth Development Center. But judges have no options for offenders who won't abide by probation conditions.Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:05:02 +0000 Another View: Third-party winners would break the money monopoly https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/19/another-view-third-party-winners-would-break-the-money-monopoly/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/19/another-view-third-party-winners-would-break-the-money-monopoly/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1511542 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/19/another-view-third-party-winners-would-break-the-money-monopoly/feed/ 0 Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:43:59 +0000 Our View: Warrant shines light on new age of privacy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/19/warrant-shines-light-on-new-age-of-privacy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/19/warrant-shines-light-on-new-age-of-privacy/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1512194 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/19/warrant-shines-light-on-new-age-of-privacy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1512194_616514_portland_robber.jpgAn understandable desire to stop a string of armed robberies led the FBI to file a request to sweep up many people's private data.Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:36:56 +0000 Another View: Report shows that victims weren’t Catholic cardinal’s priority https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/18/another-view-report-shows-that-victims-werent-cardinals-priority/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/18/another-view-report-shows-that-victims-werent-cardinals-priority/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1511394 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/18/another-view-report-shows-that-victims-werent-cardinals-priority/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1511394_Sex_Abuse_Embattled_Card11.jpgA grand jury report in Pennsylvania refutes Donald Wuerl's claims that he was tough on child-molesting priests as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006. One cleric, with a history of sexual misconduct, was permitted to live and work next to a school; another was allowed to resume his ministry despite multiple reports that he had abused minors for years.Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:04:47 +0000