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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
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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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We talk with Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso about her background, priorities and goals--and what challenges she see ahead.

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Portland officials say they are still waiting to hear from the state about how it might help provide aid to the hundreds of asylum seekers who have arrived in recent weeks.

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We hear from Maine Public News team editors and reporters, as well as from Tara Williams, executive director of the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children, about the issues we’ll be covering during this week’s special deep dive series on child care in Maine.

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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Maine's first openly gay Episcopal Bishop says his priorities include getting to know people and hearing about their stories and needs from the church.

The Rev. Thomas James Brown says he looks to engage with church elders while tackling youth issues. He said the he also intends to build trust in the church around local issues.

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Over the past several months Maine Public's entire news department has been working on a new in-depth reporting initiative called Maine Public Deep Dive. Our first Deep Dive looks at the issue of child care across the state.

One of the many challenges parents face in their search for affordable child care in Maine is that they are largely on their own. There is not much in the way of guidance, other than Google, a state-run website called Child Care Choices, and word of mouth.

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Tribal leaders, lawmakers and environmental groups are praising passage of a bill, signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills Friday, that establishes water quality standards for sustenance fishing in tribal waters.

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