Paul LePage


How a Referendum Vote in Maine Will Affect the Health Care of Thousands

This November has big implications for the state's health care future.


More People Are Organizing to Raise the Minimum Tobacco Age to 21

More than 260 cities and towns have passed Tobacco 21 laws, banning the sale of cigarettes to anyone under current drinking age.


Blocked by Trump on Twitter? You may have a strong case

A federal judge recently decided that blocking constituents violates their right to free speech.


Communities Attempt to Solve Opioid Crisis by Suing Big Pharma

Your daily guide to what's working, what's not and what you can do about it.


How I Trolled Maine's Racist Governor into an Ugly Public Meltdown

After I asked Paul LePage about his history of inflammatory comments at a town hall, a few poor decisions on his part turned a minor controversy into a full-blown political crisis—but the whole thing was supposed to be a joke.


Maine Governor: Heroin Overdose Antidote 'Does Not Save Lives,' Only Causes More ODs

Governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would allow Maine pharmacists to dispense naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, without a prescription.


Maine Governor Says Drug Dealers Named 'D-Money' Are Coming to His State and Getting 'White Girls' Pregnant

Republican Paul LePage has been called a racist for his remarks, but his communications director claims he was "not making comments about race."


Battle Over Heroin Overdose Antidote Hits Maine

After a governor veto and a year of discussion, a bill to give families access to Naxolone is finally approved by the state's legislators.