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Craig Olson hopes to go from a Maine island to Congress

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Born on a little Wisconsin dairy farm near the Kickapoo River, Craig Olson isn’t one of those Mainers with deep roots who’s slightly suspicious of folks from away. The 52-year-old Democratic congressional hopeful is someone who lived in a number of states before buying “a complete fixer-upper” in a nice neighborhood on Islesboro 17 years…

Democratic 2nd District congressional race heats up

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Two of the Democrats vying for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin this fall announced endorsements this week that might boost their chances in June’s primary. The most surprising came when two-time Lewiston mayoral contender Ben Chin, who lost runoffs in both 2015 and 2017, threw his support to Monroe home builder…

Eyed for elimination, estate tax remains controversial on campaign trail

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Though the so-called “death tax” is on life support these days, some of the candidates vying for a U.S. House seat in Maine’s 2nd District aren’t ready to give up on it. Fifteen years ago, the federal government taxed more than 600 estates left behind by wealthy Mainers. During the past five years, the number…

Public Can Help Maintain Internet Neutrality

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Of the many crises and opportunities that seem to pop up every day — the one that has me worried is the current FCC Chair AjitPai’s plan to kowtow to big business and throttle back access to the internet on Dec. 14, abolishing the net neutrality provisions enacted by the Obama administration. The internet was…

We Need to Talk About America’s Gun Violence Problem

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It is a topic fraught with emotion. Here is a simple fact: America is the leader in the world in gun-related deaths. Events like the Las Vegas Massacre happen with a frequency that is horrific. There is no guarantee that another mass casualty would not happen if we had stricter gun laws. That doesn’t mean…

Leadership Requires Using Your Megaphone in Defense of Humanityand Calling Out Those Whose Ideas Are Immoral

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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the Americanpublic.” Theodore Roosevelt The events in Charlottesville on August 12th delineated those who don’t understand right from wrong -- many…
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