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Maine

  1. election reform
    Alaska Voters Approve Two Major Election ReformsBallot Measure 2 gives Alaska a top-four nonpartisan primary system and (like Maine) ranked-choice voting. It could be good news for Lisa Murkowski.
  2. poll position
    New, Highly Credible Polls Offer Bad News For TrumpTrump is not doing well in states he really needs to win (like Arizona), and his troubles are dragging down Republican Senate candidates.
  3. 2020 elections
    Ranked-Choice Voting Would Prevent Minor-Party SpoilersSusan Collins might not like Maine’s new system come November, but it helps protect the freedom to choose minor parties and avoids the “spoiled” vote.
  4. health
    At least 175 COVID-19 Cases and 7 Deaths Linked to a Single Wedding ReceptionMany of those infected didn’t even attend the event, but contracted COVID-19 from a guest.
  5. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  6. 2020 elections
    Another Deep-Red State Votes to Expand MedicaidIn a fairly close vote, Missouri became the 38th state to sign on, even as Republicans try to cripple the Affordable Care Act.
  7. maine
    A Woman Was Killed by a Great White Shark While Swimming in MaineThe tragedy is the state’s first-ever fatal shark attack.
  8. 2020 elections
    Susan Collins Wants to Debate Her Opponent 16 TimesIn one of the closest and most important Senate races, the Republican incumbent appears to be running scared.
  9. election reform
    Sometimes Slow Election Results Are Good for DemocracyWe have no birthright to instant election results, particularly when a slow count reflects greater access to the ballot.
  10. impeachment
    No Senator Is Less Popular in Their Own State Than Susan CollinsCollins has been losing ground with voters on both the left and right. Impeachment is going to make things worse.
  11. abortion rights
    Finally, Some Good News for Abortion RightsThe governor of Maine just signed a bill allowing nurse practitioners and others to perform abortions.
  12. vision 2020
    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
  13. politics
    Former Maine Governor Defends Electoral College, Saying It Protects White PeopleIt’s widely understood that Republicans rely on the Electoral College to thwart democracy. But it’s unusual for one of them to admit a racial motive.
  14. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins and Murkowski Face Political Repercussions at Home for Kavanaugh VotesCollins has guaranteed herself a tough reelection race in 2020, and Murkowski is already getting an intraparty threat from Sarah Palin.
  15. food crimes
    Alleged Lobster Embezzlement Is Most New England Crime EverA Maine man is accused of stealing over $1 million worth of seafood.
  16. health care
    Top Maine Court Orders GOP Governor to Stop Ignoring Voters and Expand MedicaidMaine’s fiery right-wing governor has vowed to go to jail before allowing a Medicaid expansion. He may get his wish.
  17. niche drama
    The Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Drama Has Escalated“It’s been pretty brutal … a so-called friend even said she was burning all of her lobster festival shirts.”
  18. niche drama
    Shame Cast Upon Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess“This is a terrible situation for everyone involved.”
  19. Last Resort: How Maine Democrats Can Save Roe v. WadeBeating on Senate Democrats to oppose Brett Kavanaugh would be divisive and wouldn’t matter anyway. Giving Susan Collins a free ride in 2020 would.
  20. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  21. 8 Days After Primary, Maine Democrats Get Their Top NomineesFirst-place finishers in the Democratic primaries for governor and Congress won after “ranked-choice voting” implemented, but it took a while.
  22. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  23. GOP Could Get Even Trumpier in June 12 PrimariesThe primaries range from big gubernatorial fights in South Carolina and Nevada to open House races in Virginia to ranked-choice voting in Maine.
  24. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  25. Trump Ends Obama’s Ban on Bear Baiting, Other Cruel Hunting Techniques in AlaskaDisputes between animal-rights supporters and trophy hunters are a reliable culture-war issue that Team Trump is happy to exploit.
  26. Maine’s Governor Defies the Law and Voters on Medicaid ExpansionRepublican Paul LePage plans to block a voter-sanctioned measure via stubborn defiance of the law.
  27. shortages
    A Lobster Shortage Is Causing Prices to SkyrocketBad weather and high demand have caused prices to double.
  28. summer travel
    16 Obscure-ish Islands for Mostly Middle-of-Nowhere VacationingSwim amid the mangrove trees in Thailand, scoot through coastal vineyards in Turkey — or do nothing at all.
  29. online reservations
    Maine Restaurant Announces It Will Only Take Reservations by MailProspective diners are encouraged to “write clearly and legibly.”
  30. Lamb Win Could Point to Democratic Resurgence in Lily-white DistrictsUnder the right circumstances, it looks like Democrats can again win in places where they don’t have their customary minority base.
  31. travel
    My Family Has Gone to This Secret Maine Beach Since the ’50sThe residents of Biddeford Pool don’t want you to know about their bucolic beach town.
  32. travel
    My Family Has Gone to This Secret Maine Beach Since the ’50sThe residents of Biddeford Pool don’t want you to know about their bucolic beach town.
  33. stoneman shooting
    GOP Candidate Says He’s Sorry for Calling Parkland Student a ‘Skinhead Lesbian’He also said the Parkland student doesn’t count as a “survivor.”
  34. foodmojis
    Entire State of Maine Rejoices As Lobster Emoji Is Made OfficialIt was a hard-won battle.
  35. video feed
    Here’s the Actual Diner Ad That Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell Parodied on SNLDysart’s chicken-potpie ad went viral in 2012 — and SNL revived it in 2018.
  36. Maine Governor Plans to Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Statewide VoteMainers voted to expand Medicaid, but Governor Paul LePage says he won’t do it unless his conditions are met.
  37. Senator Susan Collins Won’t Run for Governor of MaineThe four-term senator will remain in Washington, where she believes she can do the most good.
  38. i like this bitch's life
    I Wish I Had a Clothesline Full of Linens in MaineI Like This Bitch’s Life: Nicholson Baker edition.
  39. LePage Insists Medicaid Is ‘Welfare’With Maine voters having a chance to expand Medicaid over Paul LePage’s objections, he wants the ballot to call the venerable program “welfare.”
  40. The Last of Summer, Shot on Film in Midcoast MaineMan Repeller’s photo editor Edith Young shoots her summer retreat.
  41. minimum wage
    Maine’s Restaurant Workers Convinced the State to Lower Their WagesThey argued it would lower tips and cut into their take-home pay.
  42. Paul LePage Threatens to Run for SenateThe fiery Maine governor admits he might not be an effective senator, but is considering a run anyway, and might even appoint himself to a seat.
  43. Susan Collins Says She May Run for Governor of Maine in 2018If she does, New England’s most racist governor will get to appoint Maine’s next senator.
  44. Maine Governor Paul LePage’s Binder Full of Drug Dealers Exposes His Racist LieHe said 90 percent of Maine’s drug arrests were people of color. He was lying.
  45. climate change
    Maine’s Lobsters Could Be Extinct in 85 Years Because of Global WarmingResearchers say warming waters are already decimating the larvae.
  46. guns out
    Restaurant That Banned Owners of Semiautomatics Is Getting ‘Hostile’ ThreatsThere’s a “wariness among the staff” that didn’t exist before.
  47. racism
    Maine Governor Suggests People of Color and Hispanics Are the ‘Enemy’Governor LePage had challenged a state lawmaker to “prove that I’m a racist” just a day earlier.
  48. Restaurant Creates 100-Pound Burger Just to Troll Its CustomersAnd, surprisingly, to help fight hunger.
  49. aging gracefully
    Here’s What a 40-Year-Old Twinkie Looks LikeNot bad!
  50. Guns Out
    Maine Restaurateur Bans Customers Who Own Assault Weapons“If you own this gun, or you condone the ownership of this gun for private use, you may no longer enter.”
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