Politics

The Prosecutor’s Power

The Prosecutor’s Power

Through plea bargains, mandatory minimums and growing political clout, Maine’s DAs wield plenty of power in an increasingly inconsistent judicial system.

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Due Process: Inside Maine’s County Courthouses

Due Process: Inside Maine’s County Courthouses

Pine Tree Watch examines Maine’s criminal justice system at a time when there’s appetite for major change. Our series looks at the system – successes and failures – to test whether defendants and victims can rely on it to give them due process.

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The Waitlist

The Waitlist

Half of Maine’s public school buildings have exceeded their life expectancy or have documented structural problems that require major renovation. But retiring and rebuilding a school can take a decade or longer.

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