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Maine Governor Signs Rules To Finally Allow Pot Sales

Jul 1, 2019
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Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill Thursday setting up a legal framework for the sale of recreational marijuana to adults as early as next year.

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Just over the border of western Maine, the province of Quebec created a government-subsidized universal child care system for preschool-age children 20 years ago. Advocates of the system say it has provided parents with affordable child care, but acknowledge that the quality has been inconsistent among nonprofit and for-profit providers.

A Maine man who struck and killed a woman with his car in April will not face criminal charges.

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This show is part of Maine Public's Deep Dive Special Series on child care in Maine.

We wrap up Maine Public's special child care series with a conversation about challenges and priorities for child care in Maine. What are some potential solutions or paths forward? What is being done elsewhere that is a model for our state? And are there policies or programs that show promise for alleviating the child care crisis?

Mark your calendar! Join the Maine Public news department for a community discussion around Maine Public's Deep Dive on child care in Maine on 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium at 5 Monument Square. Hosted by Patty Wight, Maine Public's reporters will meet to discuss what was learned and next steps surrounding the issues that were touched on in the series. They will also be there to hear from you and listen to your comments and field your questions.


This story is part of Maine Public’s Deep Dive on child care. To see the rest of the series, visit mainepublic.org/childcare.

Maine Public’s Deep Dive: Childcare in Maine is made possible, in part, by the John T. Gorman Foundation and United Way's Women United.

This story is part of Maine Public’s Deep Dive on child care. To see the rest of the series, visit mainepublic.org/childcare.

Maine Public’s Deep Dive: Childcare in Maine is made possible, in part, by the John T. Gorman Foundation and United Way's Women United.

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The Maine Department Of Health And Human Services says it is reopening an office in the Calais area.

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On Monday, Oct. 20, 1943, a two-room nursery school opened in Brunswick. Though nursery schools were not particularly common at the time, this would not have been notable, except for one thing: the new nursery school was part of a program which, for the first and only time in U.S. history, provided cheap, universally available, federally subsidized child care.

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Linda Holmes is the pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. Her first novel, "Evvie Drake Starts Over," which is about love and sad things and baseball and the state of Maine, comes out on June 25. Maine Public’s All Things Considered host Nora Flaherty will interview Holmes on Thursday evening (June 27) at the Portland Public Library.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is launching a 24/7 third-party hotline for Diocesan employees, volunteers and parishioners to report alleged violations of ethical standards.

LGBTQ+ Life in Maine: Past, Present & Future

Jun 26, 2019
Maine Public

June 27 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York, the "birthdate" of the modern gay rights movement. July 7 is the 35th anniversary of the death of Charlie Howard in Bangor, the event which led to the founding of MLGPA, predecessor of Equality Maine. This year also marks the 45 anniversary of the founding of the Wilde-Stein Club at UMaine in Orono, Maine's first LGBTQ organization.  Our panel discusses LGBTQ life in Maine, past, present and future.

 

 


This story is part of Maine Public’s Deep Dive on child care. To see the rest of the series, visit mainepublic.org/childcare.

Maine Public’s Deep Dive: Childcare in Maine is made possible, in part, by the John T. Gorman Foundation and United Way's Women United.

Horror author Stephen King and others have donated to a fund for asylum seekers in Maine pushing the total available to more than half a million dollars.

PORTLAND, Maine — Authors Stephen and Tabitha King and others have donated to a fund for asylum seekers in Maine pushing the total available to more than half a million dollars.

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