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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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  • Published
    December 21, 2022

    Law Court upholds Ringuette sentence, sends case back to lower court for review of supervised release

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Bethany Ringuette, as an accomplice, is accountable for the actions of a man who engaged in sexual acts with a young girl, and “guilty of the crime as if he acted as a principal, and a guilty verdict rendered on either theory is thus indistinguishable.”

  • Published
    December 19, 2022

    Everyone wants a warm home. Here’s how you can help.

    While officials sit around tables discussing what to do, the homeless are living it. These are people who, for whatever reason, are now living on the street, are desperate for warmth, food and safety. The same things we all want. The things we all should have, but don’t.

  • Published
    December 19, 2022

    Fusion skepticism follows a century of genius, fraud and hype

    After many decades of trying, researchers have finally achieved a critical milestone in their quest to develop fusion power, bringing the world considerably closer to the vision Arthur Eddington first articulated more than a century ago.

  • Published
    December 19, 2022

    Meghan and Harry made a fairy-tale escape. They still seem trapped.

    The couple’s entire livelihood now depends on revisiting the institution that traumatized them to begin with.

  • Published
    December 12, 2022

    A year in the war that’s killing Putin’s lies

    For my part, after almost a year of living this war and feeling it in my bones every day, even from afar, I still cannot come to terms with the deaths of people I knew, the ripping pain of dislocation, the horror my country has wrought on a nation more closely related to Russia than almost any other.

  • Published
    December 12, 2022

    Mass long-COVID disability threatens the economy

    Almost a quarter of U.S. private-sector workers can’t take any paid sick days. More than half have no access to short-term disability insurance, and those that do must fight to get long-COVID claims approved.

  • Published
    December 12, 2022

    Democrats now govern more Americans at the state level than Republicans

    The total population of the states with Democratic trifectas will now be north of 140 million (about 42 percent of all Americans) compared with about 131 million for Republicans (39 percent). That’s an improvement on Democrats’ pre-election deficit of 138 million to 115 million.

  • Published
    December 8, 2022

    Sun Journal staff earn New England journalism awards

    The New England Newspaper and Press Association handed Sun Journal staff members three major awards Thursday night, recognizing their work on First Amendment issues, community journalism and overall excellence in reporting.

  • Published
    December 6, 2022

    Jane Mickeriz: We don’t elect people based on their DNA

    I read the opinion page daily. Often I do not agree with some, in particular Froma Harrop, but try to keep an open mind. I was pleased to read her Nov 26 “Please drop the first-elected whatever,” and agree 100%. This is the first time I have seen this obsession addressed. I only hope the […]

  • Published
    December 5, 2022

    The midterms may be over, but we have other civic responsibilities

    Today, we owe it to each other to ensure that all American citizens can cast a ballot — but staying politically involved beyond voting, echoing the tradition of those who signed petitions in the 19th century, can safeguard our democracy.

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