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The rotting white elephant in the President’s fiscal budget for 2007 is the now-over $500 billion dollars of accumulated and proposed money burning for Iraq. Yet everyone, it seems, from Mike Michaud to Susan Collins is shuffling their feet, looking down and commenting about how nice it is to earmark a million here […]

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God is Still Hungry

The annual food drive in Gorham, Maine, just went over $428 in fuel assistance and 960+ pounds of food! Every year you’ll find the local Minister of the First Parish Congregational Church climbing up into the bell tower to make a point about hunger.

Food donations will be taken all night long right into tomorrow! […]

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The income gap between Maine’s richest and poorest residents increased 70% since the early 80s. Back then the average income of Maine’s richest families was 4.7 times higher than its poorest families. By the early 2000s, the average income of the state’s richest families was 6.5 times higher than its poorest families, according to […]

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Rep. Tom Allen announced a DHS grant of $568,000 to the City of Portlandís Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program for FY2006. The program provides on-site primary health care, dental services, and mental health and substance abuse services to Portlandís homeless population. Now if only the rest of us can qualify… See […]

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Governor Baldacci announced $9 million dollars in HUD assistance to homeless Mainers. More than $5.2 million through the Maine State Housing Authority, over $2.5 million to the Portland Continuum of Care, and over $1 million to the Bangor/Penobscot County Continuum of Care. See Gov.
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Senators Snowe and Collins are urging Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to grant a one-time, temporary increase in the Food Stamp Program to help low-income households struggling to cope with higher heating and fuel costs this winter. See Collins
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Homeless Face Housing Shortage?

According to the Morning Sentinel, the homeless are facing a housing shortage. Um, is that technically possible?
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