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Let’s Revitalize Portland’s Parks by Expanding Community Gardens

             With the success of the Tuesday, June 11 “Yes on One” vote in Portland, my commitment to improving and expanding public parks has been affirmed. I first understood the need to maintain and utilize … Continue reading

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Mainers are Ready for a Challenge to “Hawkish” Collins

           As a recent article in “The Nation” suggests, Mainers are ready for a real challenge against Susan Collins as she faces her third reelection (“Senator Collins is the Barrier to Transparency, Accountability on Drones” http://www.thenation.com/blog/177342/senator-susan-collins-barrier-transparency-accountability-drones#). … Continue reading

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Concerned Woman Questions the Legality of Free Speech “Buffer Zones” at Planned Parenthood

          On Monday, the Portland City council voted to create a 39-foot Free Speech “buffer zone” around Planned Parenthood to prevent protestors from standing outside the door. As a patient, I have entered Planned Parenthood with … Continue reading

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My letter in the Portland Press Herald

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Our City Council is selling Portland’s peninsula for cheap

          picture by Laura Tasheiko           Everywhere you look on the peninsula, our City Council is selling the city of Portland for cheap. Residents are bombarded with the construction of four new hotels, … Continue reading

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The Portland City Council should be more than just “concerned” about Tar Sands

          After hours of public comment on Monday night, the Portland City Council altered a resolution from “opposing” Tar Sands oils from Canada to merely expressing “concern“ about blasting the heated mixture under Sebago Lake through … Continue reading

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Politics and the “Pin Up”; A Recreation of the Modern Woman

             In an age where women’s perception and rights are being stripped away, I am of a generation of women who are reclaiming stereotypes, exposing media hypocrisy and reexamining the media portrayal of women. I do not believe that women … Continue reading

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