Susan Sharon appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.
Monday, July 07, 2014
The state could elect the nation's first openly gay governor this fall. But Mike Michaud only recently came out, and some question whether he deserves the backing of Maine's largest gay rights group.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
In some states, the overdose antidote known as Narcan is becoming more popular among law enforcement. Not the state of Maine; that state's governor is opposing a bill that would put Narcan in the hands of more first-responders.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Voters in Portland, Maine, this week passed an ordinance to legalize possession by an overwhelming margin. Legalization advocates' hopes are high for the rest of the state — and around the northeast.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Lots of New England towns have taken non-binding votes against tar sands oil, but residents of South Portland, Maine, are about to take a vote that could matter. They are considering an ordinance designed to prevent their port from being used to export tar sands to world markets via an existing pipeline that connects Maine to Montreal.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Two hundred residents of the small city of Lewiston, Maine, are homeless after a series of dramatic fires downtown. On three different nights, neighbors have been awaked by smoke and flames as old wooden apartment buildings were engulfed. Susan Sharon reports a pair of arrests after the first two fires has done nothing to ease people's fears.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
In Maine, an unusual and historic process is under way to document child welfare practices that once resulted in Indian children being forcibly removed from their homes. Many of the native children were placed with white foster parents. Chiefs from all five of Maine's tribes, along with Gov. Paul LePage, have created a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal the wounds.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Bu the GOP presidential hopeful walked away without delegates in the nonbinding caucuses and tallied fewer votes in the state than he did four years ago. This time, he barely beat rival Ron Paul.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This past week, a hump back whale's visit to New York Harbor raised concern among environmentalists, who were worried the mammal might crash into a boat. The whale has since returned to open sea, just as lobstermen are preparing to set their traps for spring. This season, a new federal ...