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Where the Paper Industry Went
No news tends to be good news for the Maine paper industry. But there’s been a lot of news recently. Headlines about the closure of this mill or that mill seem to come every few months. Since December 2013, Maine has lost about 2,000 jobs in paper manufacturing. Since 1990, the state has lost 13,000 out […]
The Global Drug Market behind Maine’s Heroin
You, like most Mainers, are probably wondering where all of this heroin suddenly came from. One day it seems like the extent of no smoking zones is the biggest drug policy issue, and the next you’re reading about a record number of overdose deaths in Maine. 63 in the first half of 2015 between heroin […]
Introducing Maine Meets World, a blog about how international news affects our state
Why is the Maine timber industry disappearing? Why have there suddenly been so many heroin deaths? Why are heating oil prices so low this year? Many opaque events such as these can be at least partially related to what’s happening on a global scale.