In Portland, A Low-Tech Approach To Starting Race Conversations

Outdoor billboards are a traditional form of advertising and — for many commuters — just another sign you pass while on the road. But over the last few months, a collection of billboards have been catching folks’ attention with their messages — and even making some feel uncomfortable: “Black Lives Matter” “De-escalation, Not Militarization” “Portland…Is […]

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Maine Voices: Short-term rentals the root cause of Portland’s housing dilemma

The Press Herald’s Aug. 20 lead front-page story (“Short-term rental tensions surge, and some just can’t live with it”) underscores the problems Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rentals are creating. Their numbers have increased dramatically; they are everywhere; they are largely unregulated; they are almost certainly under-taxed. The result – housing costs in Portland are […]

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