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Bonnie Washuk, 62, is the education writer and general assignment reporter for the Sun Journal, focusing on Lewiston-Auburn schools. She began 35 years as a Lewiston Daily Sun reporter on Halloween, 1983. Since then she's worked for the Lewiston Evening Journal, Sunday, and the Sun Journal covering just about every beat. For 10 years she covered politics as the State House reporter. Bonnie's interests are cooking, dogs, the environment. She's an avid recycler, drives a Prius and does a lot of dog walking with her dogs Lucy and Zoe. A wife, mother of three sons and grandmother of four, she loves children. A great assignment for her is interviewing students. She lives in Portland, grew up in Augusta and attended the University of Maine at Augusta.

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  • Published
    July 7, 2019

    Lewiston-Auburn College moving downtown?

    UMaine leaders are exploring the idea. USM President Glenn Cummings hopes such a move would happen within three to five years. Others who helped establish the college are concerned.

  • Published
    July 7, 2019

    Enrollment down more than half at Lewiston-Auburn College

    Students have gone from a record high of 1,350 in 2005 to about 600 in 2019.

  • Published
    July 7, 2019

    Pros and cons of moving college downtown

    University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings says downtown is where the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College should be. Reaction from local leaders is mixed, ranging from support to rejection.

  • Published
    July 5, 2019

    Goodbye, and thank you

    With gratitude, Sun Journal reporter Bonnie Washuk says goodbye and thank you to Lewiston-Auburn. After 35 years she is retiring.

  • Published
    July 5, 2019

    The future of Lewiston-Auburn College

    Coming Sunday: The future of the 31-year-old University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College is being explored. We talk to system officials about what could change and to community leaders about their thoughts and concerns.

  • Published
    June 30, 2019

    Even plastic-bag-toting shoppers favor ban

    AUBURN — As Lynn and Mark Klinger loaded groceries into their car, they smiled about the fact that they didn’t use any plastic grocery bags. All six bags were reusable. “No plastic bags. Except for the produce,” Mark said. The Klingers support new Maine laws that will outlaw single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam containers, starting […]

  • Published
    June 30, 2019

    Maine lawmakers give environmental efforts big green light

    From bans on plastic bags and Styrofoam containers to boosts for solar and other renewable energy, the climate in the Maine Legislature this session was decidedly pro-environment.

  • Published
    June 28, 2019

    Coming Sunday: Good year for Maine’s environment

    Coming Sunday: From a ban on plastic bags, initiatives to reduce climate change pollution, to more solar panels and heat pumps, this year was a banner year for Maine’s environment.

  • Published
    June 27, 2019

    Home warranty letter: Misleading marketing

    Evelyn Ehrenfried of Lewiston received a bright pink letter telling her her property’s home warranty may be expiring or has expired, that she’s at risk of being financially liable for all repairs, but she has time to activate a service contract.

  • Published
    June 23, 2019

    L-A This Week

    MONDAY, June 24 LEWISTON — Performer Steven Corning returns to Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library at 11 a.m. for “The Human Variety Show.” He is a one-of-a-kind performer who does show-stopping stunts and juggles everything from shoes and car keys, to machetes and balloons. All ages welcome. AUBURN — Outright L-A, 4-5:30 p.m., Auburn […]

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