Calling all challengers

Calling all challengers

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), seen here speaking about her decision to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in October, has been noncommittal about whether she’ll try to retain the Senate seat she’s held for nearly a quarter century in...
Seamlessly working

Seamlessly working

Jacquis Ndaya of Westbrook, originally from Congo, at work during a class at the Old Port Wool and Textile School for Stitching. Several of the school’s students now work at American Threads. Photo by Gabe Souza. Seamlessly working Hiring immigrants has been a...
A chance to prove actual innocence

A chance to prove actual innocence

A chance to prove ‘actual innocence’ State legislators consider a bill that would allow evidence of innocence to be admitted in post-conviction reviews without tight time limits and other restrictions. AUGUSTA — A bill that would make it easier for people who contend...
Evidence of innocence?

Evidence of innocence?

Foster Bates, 51, has filed four appeals in the years since his conviction in 2002 for the 1994 rape and murder of Tammy Dickson of South Portland. A Superior Court judge is reviewing his latest appeal, and a bill in Augusta would eliminate one obstacle to having new...