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Maine’s Part-Time Court

Maine’s probate courts stand alone. Their judges are part-time and elected, and they operate independently from each other and the state supreme court. A lack of oversight by the probate courts may leave Maine’s most vulnerable residents at risk.
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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.
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The Journey to Be Me: Voices from Maine’s Transgender Community

The voices of transgender people are not often heard. They are grandmothers, ex-Marines, grade school children and leaders. As a record number of states pass anti-transgender laws across the country, The Maine Monitor chronicles the stories of Maine’s transgender people and their struggle to be accepted and understood.


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The history of Pedro Tovookan Parris and an interview with Junes Thete

A Black woman paddles while sitting in a kayak on the water. Overlayed text reads "In The Pocket" with periods after the p, o, and c to represent the abbreviation for People of Color.

In The Pocket with Angela Okafor: Let’s talk about Black hair culture

Dave Gutter plays a red guitar while sitting in a chair.

The Songwriter: Dave Gutter talks being a Grammy winner

A panel of four speakers representing three Maine nonprofit newsrooms sit at a table.

Maine Monitor participates in panel on the crucial role of nonprofit news organizations

Players from the Ellsworth high school girls basketball team prepare to be handed the gold basketball state championship trophy.

A win-win heartbreaker of a state championship basketball game

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