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    May 26, 2019

    Sheldon Stevenson: Let’s hear it for emergency care in the central Maine region

    Last year, the American College of Emergency Physicians celebrated its 50th anniversary with a campaign entitled “Bring ’em all: Chaos. Care. Stories from medicine’s front line.” There were posters, a book and testimonials about the history of this relatively young specialty and the advances made in the care provided in emergency departments over the recent […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Dear Abby: Woman in love longs to hear three little words from beau

    DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a wonderful man for a little more than two years. We are both divorced and have children. Mine are 20 and 15; his are 12 and 10. We are very close, all of our kids get along, all the exes get along, etc. I love him. Despite thinking I’d […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Christopher Elliott, Travel Navigator: A look ahead at summer travel

    Christopher Elliott Special to The Washington Post What can you expect from this year’s summer travel season? Fewer travelers, for one. MMGY Global, a travel and hospitality marketing and research company, projects a significant slowdown in overall leisure travel this year. The decrease could affect the summer season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Jody Harris: Maine needs a student loan bill of rights

    America is facing a student debt crisis. Nationally, education borrowing has tipped the $1.5 trillion mark, putting it ahead of every debt category except mortgages. The national student debt crisis is hitting Maine hard. Mainers hold more than $6 billion in education debt. Our state ranks among the highest average debt load in the nation, […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Jamie Beaulieu: Embrace alternative energy

    With the introduction of wind turbines to Western Maine came the argument that views obstructed amounted to the destruction of the natural landscape and, therefore, were a problem for tourism. That concern was often voiced by conservatives such as Gov. Paul LePage, who had a track record opposing alternative energy. During that time, I had […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Liz Alterman: Trip to the grocery store changed my relationship with my teenagers

    Liz Alterman Special to The Washington Post “We’re out of sandwich bags. Again!” my 17-year-old huffed with the amount of exasperation one might reserve for an issue far more troubling than swaddling ham and cheese on wheat bread inside foil or plastic wrap. “We don’t have any good snacks either,” his 13-year-old brother added. He […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Caron — Rinko

    Ronald and Joan Caron of Sabattus announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Caron, to Adam Rinko, son of Walter and Consiglia Rinko of Lisbon Falls. The future bride is a 2013 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington and currently teaches fifth grade at Carrie Ricker School in Litchfield. The future bridegroom attended […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Marc Thiessen: Americans don’t want Congress to impeach, but Democrats aren’t listening

    WASHINGTON — The American people are sending a pretty clear message to Washington: They are sick and tired of the investigations into President Trump and don’t want Democrats in Congress to impeach him. But the Democrats aren’t listening. A Harvard-Harris poll finds that 65% of Americans say Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Fareed Zakaria: Trump’s Huawei decision could have seismic consequences

    NEW YORK — Many of us have been waiting for a new Sputnik moment, the point at which the challenge from China spurs America to get its act together. We may now be witnessing such a watershed, but in Beijing. The Trump administration’s decision to blacklist Huawei — the world’s seventh-largest technology company — might […]

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    May 26, 2019

    Cal Thomas: Heritage Foundation has answers for nation’s financial woes

    Among the many things that frustrate Americans about Washington, D.C., is the unwillingness — not inability, but unwillingness — to solve problems. One of many examples is the U.S. national debt, now more than $22 trillion and counting. As Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James has written, “The federal budget is at the core of […]

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