Tag Archives: SSN

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 […]

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’s made progress on domestic violence, but the job isn’t done

This article, by Jenny Wriggins of the University of Maine School of Law, was originally posted in the Bangor Daily News on November 6, 2018. By Jennifer Wriggins, Special to the BDN • November 6, 2018 6:00 am If you go to almost any state court in the U.S. on any given day, you’ll likely see judges […]

We can prevent runaway climate change — if we follow scientific evidence

This article by Amanda Bertana, SSN Maine Chapter post-doc, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on October 23, 2018. By Amanda Bertana, Special to the BDN • October 23, 2018 9:33 am Climate change is not a debate for the lobsters that are migrating further away from the coast in search of cooler […]

‘From away’ should be celebrated, not scorned

This article by Jordan LaBouff of the University of Maine was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2018. Seven years ago, I moved from Texas to Maine to build a career and life in Bangor. Although I knew very little of the state when I accepted the job at the University […]

Why we must re-engage, even when we disagree

This article by Michael Rocque of Bates College and Chad Posick of Georgia Southern University was originally posted in the Bangor Daily News on July 17, 2018. Last month, after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant, Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, called upon Americans to “push back” against […]