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Lewiston, Maine continues to Experience a Decline in Crime after Somali Immigration

For years now, there have been people who don’t like the fact that immigrants from Somalia have settled in Lewiston, Maine. Some of the people who don’t like Somalis have been claiming that since the arrival of Somali immigrants in Lewiston in 2001, the crime rate has gone up.

But this is just not true. […]

After Arrival of Somali Immigrants, was Lewiston a Crime Outlier for Maine?

Up here in Maine, if you ask a bunch of people on the street which is the most dangerous, crime-ridden town in the state, more than half will name Lewiston. Lewiston, Maine has a reputation for crime that many people blame on immigrants from the country of Somalia. There’s just one problem with that claim: […]

The Most Honest Summer Festival in America

Only 4 Gay-Friendly Towns in Kennebec County Maine, Judging by 2009 Vote

When gay and lesbian couples travel, their research can never be as simple as a catalog of attractions. The question “Am I welcome?” lingers in the back or the front of the mind. It’s unfortunate but true that in 21st Century America there are still some places where gay and lesbian couples can be shoved […]

Maine Anti-Gay Rally That Shut Mainers Out Was Funded by Washington, DC Religious Group

Boy oh boy, you can say this for the anti-gay forces seeking to overturn Maine’s same-sex marriage law: when they go in for something, they don’t do it by halves.

You may remember that in September of 2009, an anti-gay calling itself “Stand for Marriage Maine” held what they called a “rally” in the city […]

Whose Hands Do You Want On Your Health Care?

The President of Americans for Prosperity is Tim Phillips, who previously worked at Century Strategies, a company that helped lobbyist Jack Abramoff launder money to bribe legislators with. Do you want their hands on your health care? […]

Maine Clergy Articulate Case for Same-Sex Marriage and the Separation of Church and State

Many citizens have stepped up to the mike today before a legislative committee hearing in Augusta, Maine, making cases for and against LD 1020, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. I have been most impressed by the words of Reverend Mark Worth and Rabbi Hillel Katzir. You can read the entire transcript […]