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Is Maine the healthiest democracy in the union?

Ours is the healthiest democracy in the whole country, according to the political wing of the Center for American Progress. The progressive policy group ranked the states for factors such as ballot accessibility, representation in state government and voter influence in the political system. When all the factors were tallied, Maine came out at No. […]

Chris Christie headed to Portland Wednesday for ‘special announcement’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie swings through Becky's Diner in Portland with Gov. Paul LePage in this May 2014 photo. BDN file photo by Troy Bennett.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who on Tuesday announced his candidacy for president, will arrive at Becky’s Diner in Portland at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to his official campaign schedule. Christie was in New Hampshire for a town hall forum Tuesday evening, when several journalists following him on the campaign trail first reported his Maine […]