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Judith Meyer is executive editor of the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel and the Western Maine weekly newspapers of the Sun Media Group. She serves as vice president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition and is a member of the Right to Know Advisory Committee to the Legislature. A journalist since 1990 and former editorial page editor for the Sun Journal, she was named Maine’s Journalist of the Year in 2003. She serves on the New England Newspaper & Press Association Board of Directors and was the 2018 recipient of the Judith Vance Weld Brown Spirit of Journalism Award by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. A fellow of the National Press Foundation and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, she attended George Washington University, lives in Auburn with her husband, Phil, and is an active member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

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    October 24, 2020

    Sun Journal takes home 38 state awards, including Freedom of Information honors

    The Sun Journal picked up 38 Maine Press Association Awards at the annual newspaper conference, which was held Saturday night as a virtual event. The Maine Sunday Telegram was named the best Sunday newspaper of the year and the Portland Press Herald was named the best daily newspaper of the year. The Central Maine newspapers […]

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    October 19, 2020

    Let history, not partisans, prosecute Trump

    Because a fair election is itself a verdict on an administration, truth and reconciliation commissions do not take place after democratic elections — they take place during transitions from authoritarianism to democratic rule, which is why this kind of proceeding is usually called “transitional justice.”

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    October 13, 2020

    Scott Cole seeking seat on Oxford County Commission

    Scott Cole, an independent from Bethel, has announced his campaign for Oxford County commissioner, District 2. Cole is no stranger to local government in Maine, having worked as a chief executive in municipal and county governments for 29 years. According to a written campaign statement, Cole, 59, grew up in Warwick, New York, and attended […]

  • Published
    October 12, 2020

    A quiz on presidents and presidential elections:

    With Election Day fast approaching, and early voting taking place now in a number of states, the quiz below from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the presidency and presidential elections. 1. According to the U.S. Constitution, a president must have lived in the United States for […]

  • Published
    October 12, 2020

    When you travel may depend on where you travel

    Ron Williams wants to know when it will be safe to travel again. It’s not now. At 72, he’s in a high-risk group that makes him especially vulnerable to a COVID-19 infection. But even if he weren’t, what kind of trip would it be? “My wife and I like hanging out at the pool and […]

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    October 12, 2020

    What does flying look like right now? 6 travelers share their experiences.

    Air travel is in flux. At the beginning of the pandemic, photos of nearly empty planes circulated as the Transportation Security Administration hit record-low passenger numbers in the spring. By summer, flights were going viral for the opposite reason: They were so packed that one even inspired a U.S. senator to propose a bill to […]

  • Published
    October 12, 2020

    Airlines testing app to verify travelers’ coronavirus test results

    Countries and companies are eager to make international travel easier and safer as the global pandemic grinds on. So this week, several airports are launching a trial run of an app that aims to give passengers an easy way to verify coronavirus lab results and vaccination records. Called CommonPass, the app is being rolled out […]

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    October 6, 2020

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    October 6, 2020

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    October 6, 2020

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