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State Senate candidate Asher Platts: “We definitely have a democracy crisis”

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Asher Platts is a State Senate candidate in Portland, Maine. He is running as a Green Independent, and he is also Statewide Chair of the party. Platts also maintains a vibrant blog and video channel as the Punk Patriot, though his campaign has been occupying much of his time as of late. He is also […]

Rep. Diane Russell discusses Ranked Choice Voting

Diane Russell is a Democratic State Representative from Portland. As the director of FairVote and now as a legislator, she has long advocated for the implementation of Ranked Choice Voting. The system allows citizens to vote for candidates in order of preference. This session, she co-sponsored a bill that would make possible this method of […]

20 Portland Things For Which I am Thankful

Here are 20 Portland-y things I am thankful for. The Portland Public Library, YES Books, Longfellow Books, The Green Hand, Strange Maine, Casablanca Comics, and Coast City Comics for keeping us literate David Meiklejohn, Barry Dodd, Videoport (obviously) and the DIY film and video scene The wonderful, friendly, and beautiful staff folks at Local 188, […]