Karen Wentworth believed people should control their own deaths. Facing terminal cancer, she lived to define her own ending.
Caitlin Andrews covers state government, elections and general assignment stories for The Maine Monitor. She comes to the Monitor from the Bangor Daily News, where she covered politics, the State House and healthcare for three years. Prior to the BDN, she covered city government and police accountability at the Concord Monitor and the city of Rochester for Foster’s Daily Democrat in New Hampshire. Caitlin is a 2014 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she studied journalism with a minor in anthropology.
Overworked and understaffed, professionals who play a key role in Mainers’ health care fear for patients’ well-being, and their own.
A lifespan waiver could ensure people receive consistent care throughout their lives. But more needs to be done to make sure those services are available, advocates say.
The state is one of the most vaccinated in the country, but nursing home residents are far more updated for the latest shot than those who care for them.
From who gets to work on your car to whether foreign interests can invest in Maine referendum elections are expected to be on statewide ballots.
Maine hospitals see lower readmission penalties after regulators relax certain metrics during the pandemic
Ten Maine hospitals received fines this year, down from 12 in 2021.
Maine has seen more people of color and women hold office in recent years. That still comes with challenges for candidates looking to make a difference.