Child Welfare

Maine’s child welfare system is still struggling despite improvements that have been implemented since the abuse deaths of Marissa Kennedy and Kendall Chick two years ago, according to the latest annual report from the state’s Child Welfare Services Ombudsman.

Teens and older youth in the foster care system often face the additional challenge of having to prepare to live independently. We'll learn about the difficulties and opportunities for these young people.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine lawmakers have sent Gov. Paul LePage a comprehensive tax measure that conforms the state tax code to some, but not all, of the federal tax changes passed late last year, and approved more than $21 million in reforms to the state's child welfare system.

The Month in Review: Analysis of July News in Maine

Jul 31, 2018

Our panel of Maine editorial page editors returns to discuss the news that made headlines in July.