Calls to overhaul Maine probate courts have stalled for half a century. The most vulnerable people may be at risk.
Some probate courts say they don't know how many adults are in guardianships or whether they're still alive.
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Hooked on Heating Oil
Maine relies on home heating oil more than any other state. Ending that costly dependence could improve lives and fight climate change. This series examines Maine’s reliance on oil, the efforts to transition to new kinds of heat, and the potential for our homes to someday be fossil-free.
Eavesdropping in Maine Jails
Jailed defendants have a legal right to privately speak with their attorneys. Yet, in Maine, county jails are eavesdropping on these calls. Four jails recorded nearly 1,000 attorney-client calls in a single year and shared recordings with police and prosecutors before trial.
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