Representative Diane Russell, a Democrat from Portland, will release An Act to Legalize and Tax Marijuana at Portland City Hall at 10 am tomorrow.
The bill would tax pot at seven percent, "license certain commercial marijuana-related
activities while providing provisions to protect minors, employers and schools."
From this week's Phoenix:
It may have receded from the headlines, but the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station continues.
from Fukushima that one month ago would have triggered international
alarm are today absorbed with barely an anxious shrug.
at least, seemed to be the reaction to the news when Japan's Nuclear
and Industrial Safety Agency recategorized the disaster, upgrading it
from level five to level seven.
From this week's Phoenix, a look at Donald Trump
TRUMP AMONG THE REPUBLICANS
challenged vulgarian Donald Trump has begun a run for president. The
Donald is campaigning on an anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-Muslim, and
pro-birther platform. It comes as no surprise that — at this point, at
least — he is running as a Republican.
A little more than five years ago, Matt Farley, a musician then based in New Hampshire, told us: "I think if you force yourself to write music every day, you only get better. That’s my theory."
The occasion of that quote was the launch of a year-long project conceived of by Farley and bandmate Tom Scalzo, in the experimental-pop duo Moes Haven.
If you enjoyed the story a couple weeks back about Portland's graffiti history, and if you enjoy Aubin R. Thomas's Freezetagging blog, then check out the work of local photographer Justin McEdward - he's been documenting graffiti as well!
Good thing we checked. When Governor Paul LePage was spouting his various opinions about open government (including that there should be limits to the most transparent administration in Augusta's history), he hadn't taken the legally required training about the state's open-government law. And he didn't take it before heading off on vacation, either.