Tag Archives: Maine

Look to Portugal to address the opioid crisis

This article, by Robert W. Glover of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on August 13, 2019. By Robert W. Glover, Opinion guest column • August 13, 2019 6:36 am Updated: August 13, 2019 7:28 am In the 1990s, Portugal faced a staggering opioid crisis. Roughly 1 in 10 individuals was using heroin; 1 […]

Maine has more work to do to help families in crisis

This article, by Deirdre M. Smith of the University of Maine School of Law, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on July 30, 2019. By Deirdre M. Smith, Opinion guest column • July 30, 2019 8:00 am The Maine Legislature has increasingly recognized the important role that extended family members can play in […]

We should work to meet the needs of all Mainers

This article, by Nicole Coffey Kellett of the University of Maine Farmington, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on July 16, 2019. By Nicole Coffey Kellett, Opinion guest column • July 16, 2019 7:09 am “‘It was completely unexpected!’: 96 asylum seekers arrive in 3 days,” a recent headline blared, and Portland City […]

Persistent policy barriers a hindrance in tackling the opioid crisis

This article, by Louisa Munk of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on July 2, 2019. By Louisa Munk, Opinion guest column. • July 2, 2019 7:48 am Updated: July 2, 2019 11:49 am Public health professionals struggle to bridge the divide between research and the implementation of evidence-based […]

Maine leads on reproductive freedom

This article, by Amy Blackstone of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on June 18, 2019. By Amy Blackstone, Opinion guest column • June 18, 2019 10:02 am When it comes to women’s reproductive autonomy, it seems that everywhere we look these days, states are in a race to […]

Think globally, act locally: Mainers are changing the world

This article, by Amanda bertana of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on June 4, 2019. By Amanda Bertana, Opinion guest column • June 4, 2019 7:03 am It is safe to assume that the majority of us have encountered the catch-phrase, “Think Globally, Act Locally,” most likely on […]

Integrating immigrants into Maine’s workforce benefits us all

This article, by Jordan LaBouff of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on May 21, 2019. By Jordan LaBouff, Opinion guest contributor • May 21, 2019 6:58 am Updated: May 21, 2019 3:26 pm While some Maine industries continue to struggle to fill their open jobs, others are thriving by actively recruiting […]

Now is the time to act on climate change

This article, by Linda Beck of the University of Maine Farmington, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on January 29, 2019. By Linda Beck, Special to the BDN • January 29, 2019 6:00 am Updated: January 29, 2019 8:00 am On Jan. 19, Maine’s Environmental Priorities Coalition rolled out its legislative priorities for the 2019 session, including nine […]

Maine lawmakers must again consider student debt relief

This article, by Laura Cyr of Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and the University of Southern Maine, was originally published on January 15, 2018 in the Bangor Daily News. By Laura Cyr, Special to the BDN • January 15, 2019 11:23 am Maine’s legislative committees will begin meetings with more than 2,000 bills to review. […]