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Summer meal programs for Maine children increase five-fold in ongoing response to COVID-19

Full Plates/Full Potential awarded $401,545 to support estimated 1.3 million meals By admin Portland, ME- The Maine-based nonprofit, Full Plates Full Potential today announced its Summer Meal Emergency Fund grant recipients issued to child nutrition programs across the state, most of which begin summer meal service today. The total amount awarded, $401,545 represents a marked increase compared to the organization’s 2019 summer grant cycle which totaled $77,540. “Since our inception in 2014, Full Plates has been steadily building its granting capacity for each of the various child nutrition programs we support, but COVID-19 has been a complete gamechanger,” according to Anna Korsen who serves as the organization’s director of advocacy & partnerships. “Even in a normal year,” Korsen continued, “summertime […]

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Maine Insights, since 2005 reports with in-depth coverage, announces a new website

By Ramona du Houx, President of Maine Insights Maine Insights is a non-profit 501(c)4, progressive, statewide newsmagazine. Now published quarterly online and with important updates as they occur. Since 2005 we’ve been reporting on many issues other news outlets overlook. Maine Insights connects our main streets with lawmakers in Augusta, highlighting state policies, technological innovations, agriculture, education, community growth and economics with factual analysis, individual profiles and exclusive in-depth coverage. We also report on areas where justice is not being served in the hope to be a contributing catalyst for change. On June 26, 2020 the platform, VIRB, where Maine Insights was hosted shut down. The company had been bought by GoDaddy. That corporation for years systematically eroded services to […]

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Obama’s statement on taking action for justice for the murder of African Americans

June, 2020 As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change. Ultimately, it’s going to be up to a new generation of activists to shape strategies that best fit the times. But I believe there are some basic lessons to draw from past efforts that are worth remembering. First, the waves of protests across the country represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system in the United States. The overwhelming majority […]

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Maine Insights

Maine Insights is a non-profit 501(c)4, progressive, statewide newsmagazine. Now published quarterly in print and with daily posts online. Since 2005 we’ve been reporting on many issues other news outlets overlook. Maine Insights connects our main streets with lawmakers in Augusta, highlighting state policies, technological innovations, agriculture, education, community growth and economics with factual analysis, individual profiles and exclusive in-depth coverage. We also report on areas where justice is not being served in the hope to be a contributing catalyst for change. Maine Insights serves over 73,000 readers throughout the state of Maine and beyond with our online presence. Maine Insights, 8, Brook Street, P.O.Box 311, Solon, ME 04979. Maine Insights is an associate member of the Maine Press Association.