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Cool. An art exhibit in the English West Country partially inspired by The Republic of Pirates:
Twelve months ago Cai Waggett threw his heart, soul and bank balance into a unique exhibition that tipped the predictable face of sea-themed art on its head to reveal its dark and fathomless...
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On the blog: Passamaquoddy to be hit hardest by LePage's proposed poor relief reform, but their spending rates are remarkably high.
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Do the American Nations effect the cultures of the corporations each spawned? Organization development scholar Rossina Gill says yes:
Historian Colin Woodard, author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, examined the events of the past four centuries to understand the forces that d...
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As Gov. LePage calls EPA ruling "outrageous", Maine's Indian tribes seek congressional intervention in cascading disputes with the state over sovereignty.
The agency says the state's pollution standards have to protect Indians who fish for food, but the governor says the motive for the order is 'retribution.'
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On the blog: Maine tribes seek to prosecute domestic violence cases involving non-Indian perpetrators on their reservations, but state attorney general will oppose:
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"Using American Nations in the classroom", from Portland, Oregon's Concordia University:
Can the history of early U.S. settlers help connect students to current events? Colin Woodard explains regional culture differences in his book American
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Barney Frank's memoir is out, with his diagnosis of why the New Deal coalition really fell apart. My review for Sunday's Washington Post: 
Former Congressman Barney Frank assesses his long tenure and the changing world around him.
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Just in time for the Hauenstein Center's Midwestern history conference: The Five Midwests, based on settlement cultures and, yes, on  American Nations:
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On the blog: Maine Gov. LePage blasts EPA tribal water ruling as "outrageous" while tribes seek congressional intervention in cascading disputes with state over jurisdiction and sovereignty:
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Yes, it was bound to happen. An entire upscale hotel is opening decorated in homage to the Portland Press Herald​. Boston Magazine takes note:
Portland, Maine will soon see its first lifestyle boutique hotel in the former Portland Press Herald building.
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Maine tribes have a bill in to allow them to prosecute domestic violence cases perpetrated by non-Indians against Indian women on the reservations. The state is opposed.
They say abused women would be better protected from attacks by non-Indians on their reservations, but the state calls it a flawed idea.
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Well, at least last week's essay on the local control debate in Maine influenced my colleagues at the Press Herald's editorial board:
Making decisions belongs in the community, but we should broaden our idea of home rule.
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