Chris Christie, an antagonistic noisemaker who happens to be in charge of governing the state of New Jersey, was in Rhode Island on Tuesday, campaigning for the Republican candidate for governor there. Reporters asked him what he thought about potentially getting sued by Kaci Hickox , a nurse Christie forced into mandatory quarantine this week under his Ebola policy .Read more…
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Kaci Hickox risked her life to help the suffering in West Africa, but instead of thanks she was isolated upon returning—and will remain so in Maine. How we’re sending the wrong message.
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Maine Democrat Mike Michaud might become the country’s first openly gay governor. And most voters there couldn’t care less.
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Should Mainers be allowed to hunt bears with doughnuts? Will Washington gun laws get both tougher and laxer
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Government borrowing remained high in August, denting the chancellor’s efforts to reduce the public deficit, official figures show.
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A fifth-grade class in Waterville, Maine planted vegetables last spring as a lesson in agriculture and charitable giving. The food, once sprouted, was going to go to the school lunch program and a local homeless shelter. When harvest time arrived this week, though, their onions were gone. Read more…
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It didn’t take long for Republican Governor Paul LePage to start alienating his voters in Maine but he may be spared by a split in the liberal votes.
Continue reading Maine Gov. to Be Rescued by Rival