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...
LePage’s Legacy

LePage’s Legacy

A Pine Tree Watch assessment of Gov. Paul LePage's contentious tenure swings from one side of the spectrum to the other. For example, the head of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce says the governor’s stewardship “has given Maine a real chance to prosper and grow...
Altered State

Altered State

A Pine Tree Watch Special Series Led by the groundbreaking election of Janet Mills and Tuesday's Statehouse sweep, Maine Democrats are now in control of both branches of state government. Photo by Sarah Rice. Altered State With control in the Legislature and Janet...
The Unlikely Renegade

The Unlikely Renegade

A Pine Tree Watch Special Series Independent Terry Hayes, Maine's treasurer nominated by Republicans and elected by a bipartisan vote, says that government, at its core, is "a relationship business." Photo by Sarah Rice. The unlikely renegade Tired of the...
The Rebel With a Cause

The Rebel With a Cause

A Pine Tree Watch Special Series Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat running for governor against two other candidates, considers civility a character trait that she has demonstrated well. Photo by Sarah Rice. The rebel with a cause Supporters believe Janet...