Maine News: Stop the Privatization of VA Medical Services for Rural Maine Veterans! / by Andy O’Brien

Image credit: Maine Preservation Medical services for rural veterans at the Togus VA Medical Center in Chelsea are slated to be consolidated, privatized and outsourced to other parts of the state as part of a series of recommendations put forth in a report released by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The document calls for a massiveContinue reading “Maine News: Stop the Privatization of VA Medical Services for Rural Maine Veterans! / by Andy O’Brien”

Opinion: The Maine GOP doesn’t care about the lives of trans kids / by Ethan Strimling

Photo: A chalk drawing of the Transgender Pride Flag | MaineTransNet In case you missed the news last week, the GOP ran one of the most disgusting culture-war ads we have seen in Maine in decades. In a shameless attempt to damage Democratic incumbent Gov. Janet Mills, the Maine Republican Party attacks an elementary schoolContinue reading “Opinion: The Maine GOP doesn’t care about the lives of trans kids / by Ethan Strimling”

Maine News: Crowd Rallies in Portland for Abortion Rights, Calls Out Collins / by Bonnie Washuck

Alison Whitney, 84, of South Paris holds a protest sign while sitting in a lawn chair at Canal Plaza in Portland on Saturday | Ben McCanna/ Staff Photographer, PPH About 200 demonstrate outside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ office downtown, and many want Roe v. Wade to be codified under federal law. A crowd of aboutContinue reading “Maine News: Crowd Rallies in Portland for Abortion Rights, Calls Out Collins / by Bonnie Washuck”

Maine News: Report calls for Maine to decriminalize drugs, outlines dangers of punishing substance use / by Evan Popp

A State House rally in 2021 for drug decriminalization | Beacon  Drug decriminalization would lead to far better health outcomes for people with substance use disorder while also saving Maine millions currently spent on punishment and incarceration rather than helping those who use drugs get treatment, a report released Monday found. The study was produced by theContinue reading “Maine News: Report calls for Maine to decriminalize drugs, outlines dangers of punishing substance use / by Evan Popp”

Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works-Mark Gruenberg

Originally posted on People’s World on June 29, 2020 10:52 AM by Mark Gruenberg BATH, Maine—Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and a parade of other prominent politicians are supporting the 4,300 Machinists Local S6 workers forced to strike by their bosses at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. “A job is about a lotContinue reading “Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works-Mark Gruenberg”