Report highlights mental health struggles of Maine’s kids by Maine News Service

Photo: Etienne | Creative Commons via Flickr Originally published in the Beacon: https://mainebeacon.com/ Children’s advocacy groups are sounding the alarm about the mental health challenges of Maine’s kids. The 2022 Kids Count Data Book, released last week, highlights how children are struggling with anxiety and depression at unprecedented levels, about one-in-nine nationally. Helen Hemminger, research associate with Maine’sContinue reading “Report highlights mental health struggles of Maine’s kids by Maine News Service”

Opinion: To end gun violence we also need to end poverty / by Stephen Carnahan

Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images When I’m not feeling angry, I’m sad. When I’m not feeling sad, I’m angry.  The sadness is because of the loss of young, innocent lives. It’s so hard to watch the news and see the faces of the children in Uvalde, Texas or parade goers in Chicago. It makes meContinue reading “Opinion: To end gun violence we also need to end poverty / by Stephen Carnahan”

Children, teachers shot dead in Texas at yet another mass shooting / by Mark Gruenberg

People mourn in the wake of the Texas elementary school shooting. | William Luther/AP WASHINGTON—After the latest gun massacre in a school, this time at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, teachers unions, Democratic President Joe Biden  and gun control groups are again demanding legislative crackdowns on guns. “Why are we willing to live with thisContinue reading “Children, teachers shot dead in Texas at yet another mass shooting / by Mark Gruenberg”

Opinion: Restoring fairness for the Wabanaki requires Congressional action, too / by Garrett Martin

The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Passamaquoddy Tribe, Penobscot Nation, and Mi’kmaq Nation are recognized under federal law. But unlike the 570 other federally recognized tribes, these four tribes in Maine – collectively known as the Wabanaki nations – are unfairly excluded from the very laws and programs Congress creates to benefit Indigenous peoples. ContraryContinue reading “Opinion: Restoring fairness for the Wabanaki requires Congressional action, too / by Garrett Martin”

Report: Gaps in data limit Maine’s ability to support marginalized women / by Maine News Service

Photo: Lewiston resident Rose Walker, who works as an Ed Tech, has struggled to find and afford childcare for her own children throughout the pandemic. | courtesy of Rose Walker A new report finds the pandemic disproportionately impacted women, but that gaps in data limit Maine’s ability to help those in need. Women are more likelyContinue reading “Report: Gaps in data limit Maine’s ability to support marginalized women / by Maine News Service”