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The Power of Luther's Pen; a review of "Brand Luther" by Andrew Pettegree;
Washington Post; OUTLOOK, 18 December 2015.

In Down East hamlet, an effort to turn the tide for Atlantic salmon; The restoration
effort at an East Machias hatchery aims to create optimal conditions for an
endangered species to thrive;
Maine Sunday Telegram; STATE & LOCAL;6
December 2015,EAST MACHIAS, MAINE, p. A1

Yes, Iowa Still Matters; It’s not just the first caucus. It's the perfect thermometer for a
deep current in American political culture;
Politico Magazine; LETTER FROM IOWA;
2 December 2015; PRIMGHAR, IOWA

Oil lease approved near Gulf of Maine: Nova Scotia allows exploratory work near
sensitive waters, including Georges Bank, igniting fears of a catastrophic spill;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 1 December 2015, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Power struggle puts tribe leadership in chaos: Accusations fly following the chief's
suspension and his attempt to suspend the vice chief;
Maine Sunday Telegram;
STATE & LOCAL; 22 November 2015, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B2

Canada’s new government removes muzzles from government scientists; Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet reverses his predecessor's controversial
communications policies;
Portland Press Herald; WORLD;10 November 2015,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A3

Study: Climate change in Gulf of Maine is responsible for cod’s failure to recover; A
study by three research institutions concludes that warming-related stresses have
hampered the species' ability to recover;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE;30
October 2015, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Maine isn’t doing enough to protect Gulf from effects of climate change; Some say
the state needs more funding to collect data, monitor waterways and assess the
impact of acidification;
Portland Press Herald; MAYDAY;30 October 2015, AUGUSTA,
MAINE, p. A1

Shellfish can't keep up with shifting ocean chemistry; Some native species simply
won’t survive the changes in water chemistry that are on the horizon, researchers
say;
Portland Press Herald; MAYDAY; 29 October 2015, WALPOLE, MAINE, p. A1

Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf, sometimes with destructive results;
Bringing promise and problems, new species throw the evolving coastal waters into
an unpredictable state of flux;
Portland Press Herald; MAYDAY; 28 October 2015,
BRUNSWICK, MAINE, p. A1

Gulf of Maine’s cold-craving marine species retreat to deeper waters; Cod, shrimp,
salmon stocks have already been affected, while still-plentiful lobster have exhibited
a dramatic geographic shift northward;
Portland Press Herald; MAYDAY; 27October
2015, VEAZIE, MAINE, p. A1

As Gulf of Maine warms, puffins recast as canaries in a coal mine; What happened
to a Maine flock’s chicks in 2012 and ’13 bodes ill for many animals, from
phytoplankton to right whales;
Portland Press Herald; MAYDAY; 26 October 2015,
EASTERN EGG ROCK, MAINE, p. A1

Canadian government hinders scientists from talking about climate change; Efforts
to understand the challenges facing the Gulf of Maine are hampered by Ottawa’s
tight grip of the contact between the media and government researchers;
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; MAYDAY; 25 October 2015, ST. ANDREWS, NEW BRUNSWICK,
p. A6

Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth; The Gulf of
Maine's species – and the people who rely on them – are caught in the cross-hairs
of a changing climate;
Maine Sunday Telegram; MAYDAY; 25 October 2015,
YARMOUTH BAR, NOVA SCOTIA, p. A1

The shifting tide of American immigration; a review of "A Nation of Nations: A great
American immigration story" by Tom Gjelten;
Washington Post; OUTLOOK, 11
October 2015, p. B7.

Unwanted prescription drugs - but not data - to be collected Saturday; New federal
regulations prevent researchers from counting the medicines, to cut the risk of
diversion;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL & STATE; 26 September 2015, p. B2,
PORTLAND, MAINE

Fed up with EPA, LePage retaliates with threat; Citing 'overreach' in regulating tribal
waters, he contemplates an unprecedented step: yielding the state's Clean Water
Act powers;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 11 September 2015, p. A1,
PORTLAND, MAINE

Army Corps withdraws Penobscot Bay dredging application; Project would enhance
Searsport, but plan to dispose of contaminated spoils drew local ire;
Portland Press
Herald
; LOCAL & STATE; 9 September 2015, p. B4, FREEPORT, MAINE

Searsport dredging proposal faces stiff headwind; Fears of mercury contamination
are fueling opposition to an Army Corps plan for the head of Penobscot Bay;
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; MAINE/NEW ENGLAND; 6 September 2015; p. C1; SEARSPORT,
MAINE

DeCoster retains ownership of Maine farms but won’t be involved in their
management; Hillandale Farms, the new leaseholder, plans to assume the payroll
of the farms in late September;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL & STATE; 25 August
2015, p. B1, PORTLAND, MAINE

Facing blowback, LePage administration quietly dissolved ties with Jeb Bush’s
education foundation;  investigation shows how links to Jeb Bush's education
reform foundation – once central to Gov. LePage's policy goals – evaporated after
key events in 2013;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 16 August 2015; p. A1;
PORTLAND, MAINE

Pennsylvania-based company linked to rule-breaker Jack DeCoster buys 3 Maine
egg farms; Hillandale Farms owned the Iowa operation tied to a nationwide
salmonella outbreak in 2010, and the notorious businessman was one of its
suppliers;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 14 August 2015, p. A1,
PORTLAND, MAINE

Can New Brunswick and Nova Scotia teach Maine a lesson about consolidation?;
Merging towns to save money by joining services is touted for Maine, but its
success in Canada varies;
Maine Sunday Telegram; MAINE/NEW ENGLAND; 9
August 2015; p. B1; GRANVILLE FERRY, NOVA SCOTIA

Prosecutors drop case against Passamaquoddy elder arrested while trying to recall
tribal leaders; Mary Creighton was charged with forging signatures on a petition
calling for the recall of Vice Chief Vera Francis;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL &
STATE; 6 August 2015, p. B1, PORTLAND, MAINE

Maine clammer says he's hit pay dirt; An experimental soft-shell clam farm in
Georgetown aims to keep green crabs at bay and enrich diggers;
Maine Sunday
Telegram
; MAINE/NEW ENGLAND; 2 August 2015; p. B1; GEORGETOWN, MAINE

Elder challenges tribal leaders, is led off in handcuffs; In rough and tough
Passamaquoddy politics, an elder with a recall petition can be recalled;
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; MAINE/NEW ENGLAND; 26 July 2015; p. B1; PERRY, MAINE

America's craziest governor goes off the rails; Is Paul LePage overplaying his hand,
or no longer playing with a full deck?;
Politico Magazine; LETTER FROM MAINE; 19
July 2015; AUGUSTA, MAINE

Bush family compound in Kennebunkport is campaign gold; Rich in history, money
and and power, Walker's Point is a touchstone of the Bush political dynasty;
Maine
Sunday Telegram
, FRONT PAGE, 12 July 2015, p.A1, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE

Our Disunited States; We won't be celebrating the same thing this July 4th; Politico
Magazine
; FRIDAY COVER; 2 July 2015

With opening of St. Croix River, alewives’ numbers ‘biggest in nearly 20 years; The
number of fish that have entered the river to spawn has more than tripled from last
year;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL & STATE; 24 June 2015, p. B1, CHAMCOOK,
NEW BRUNSWICK

A once promising democracy; a review of "Madame Ambassador: Three Years of
Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest" by Eleni Kounalakis;
Washington Post; OUTLOOK, 21 June 2015, p. B7, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Potential cost kills referendum on redacted parts of Maine Constitution; The ballot
question would have proposed overturning a 140-year-old amendment that
prohibits the printing of the state's treaty obligations to Indian tribes;
Portland Press
Herald
; LOCAL & STATE; 19 June 2015, p. B1, PORTLAND, MAINE

Europe's New Dictator, Hungary's Viktor Orban is making good on his promise to
build an "illiberal state";
Politico Magazine; LETTER FROM BUDAPEST, 17 June
2015, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Legislation would put hidden sections of Maine’s constitution back into print;
Publication of the redacted passages, many involving the state's treaty obligations
to its Indian tribes, has been banned for 139 years
; Portland Press Herald; FRONT
PAGE; 1 June 2015, p. A1, INDIAN ISLAND, MAINE

Tribes will no longer recognize Maine’s authority to define their rights; Three tribes
have asked the federal government to intervene in a dispute over the Maine Indian
Claims Settlement Act;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL & STATE; 27 May 2015, p. B3,
INDIAN ISLAND, MAINE

Report gives Maine counties mixed grades on smog; Report poses new concerns
about LePage administration loosening smog rules last year;
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 29 April 2015, p. A1, PORTLAND, MAINE

LePage rescinds order promoting state cooperation with tribes; The governor says
'Maine's interests have not been respected' by tribes;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT
PAGE; 22 April 2015, p. A1, PORTLAND, MAINE

Notorious egg seller 'Jack' DeCoster gets jail time for salmonella outbreak; An Iowa
court sentences the Maine man and his son to 3 months, capping a long history of
hazards and abuses on farms;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 14 April 2015,
p. A1, PORTLAND, MAINE

Maine to sue EPA over tribal water pollution issue; The state contests the agency's
authority to order stricter pollution limits to ensure sustenance fishing is safe;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 21 March 2015, p. A1, PORTLAND, MAINE

In memoir, Barney Frank assesses his long tenure and the changing world around
him; a review of "Frank: A life in politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex
Marriage" by Barney Frank;
Washington Post; OUTLOOK, 15 March 2015.

Maine tribe takes hit under governor's plan to reform General Assistance; The
Passamaquoddy would lose more state aid per capita than Portland, amid
questions about high spending and alleged misuse of funds;
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 13 March 2015, p. A1, PORTLAND, MAINE

LePage calls EPA tribal waters ruling 'outrageous'; The agency says the state's
pollution standards have to protect Indians who fish for food, but the governor says
the motive for the order is 'retribution.'
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 2 March
2015, p. A1, PORTLAND, MAINE

Maine tribes seek authority to try domestic violence cases; They say abused women
would be better protected from attacks by non-Indians on their reservations, but the
state calls it a flawed idea;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 23 February 2015,
p. A1, PORTLAND, MAINE

Weighing in on the cost of home rule in Maine; The state's system of strong
municipal governments is rooted in the early Puritans' fear of centralization of
power;
Maine Sunday Telegram, INSIGHT, 8 February 2015, p.E1, FREEPORT,
MAINE

Feds order Maine to tighten water standards on tribal lands; Tribes call EPA ruling
historic intervention against state;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 6 February
2015, p. A1; PORTLAND, MAINE

LePage administration weakens, endorses draft disclosure rule of phthalates; The
regulation now would apply only to products targeted to kids under 12 and not to
pregnant women, sparking an outcry from advocates of chemical safeguards;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 16 January 2015, p. A1.

LePage administration to rule on regulating four suspected toxins; Maine DEP is
under the spotlight in its decision on phthalates, after past resistance to the law to
protect kids from chemicals;
Portland Press Herald; STATE & LOCAL; 10 January
2015, p. B1
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