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US must turn back from nuclear brink

By Geoff Gratwick, Opinion guest column • August 8, 2019 3:59 pm Aug. 6 and 9 are days of remembrance. On those days in 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 200,000 civilians. Those two days changed the world forever. We now know the face of annihilation. READ MORE

Maine Voices: Congressional delegation should press for nuclear de-escalation

Mainers collectively pay $257 million a year in taxes toward the arms race, exacerbating the detonation threat and diverting crucial resources. BY BENJAMIN T. COLLINGS SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD Aug. 6 and 7 marked the 74th commemoration of the detonation of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. READ MORE

PSR in the news

We must prevent war with Iran By Maureen McCue, Tribune New Service. The BDN publishes opinions from partner news services to bring a wider variety of perspectives to readers. • June 3, 2019 11:52 am As a physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, I am deeply troubled by the intemperate rhetoric about Iran coming from …

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Solar success

Passage of the most recent version of a solar energy bill, LD 1711, is good news for Maine. The legislation was sponsored by Lincoln County Sen. Dana Dow, a Republican, and approved by a majority in the House and Senate. Locally, Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Waldo County, and Reps. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport; Jan Dodge, D-Belfast; Vicki …

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PSR Maine in the news

A psychiatrist, Janis Petzel, gave a chilling talk, “Death by Degrees: The Health Crisis of Climate Change in Maine.” Global warming means more Lyme disease and other insect-borne sicknesses such as anaplasmosis; more heat exhaustion, READ MORE

How the cost of nuclear weapons impact Mainers

One of the things that we all seem to share living in Maine is a sensibility about spending money.  But when it comes to the nuclear arms budget, this is farthest from the truth. With over 4,000 warheads in the US stockpile, including 1,400 that are currently deployed, we have more than enough to keep …

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Resolution focusing on preventing nuclear war is worthy of support

If there is one thing in Maine we can all agree about, it is protecting children, no matter where they live. Here in Lewiston, I see examples of that every day — from laws to protect our kids from secondhand smoke to keeping them safe in car seats. Today, our children are holding active shooter …

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Maine Compass: Step back from brink of nuclear annihilation

World leaders should focus on how to use diplomacy, not threats of nuclear annihilation, in addressing the dark path begun 73 years ago. Recent events have brought into focus the merits and liabilities of a national security policy built on the threat to kill millions of innocent civilians with nuclear weapons. While in South Korea, …

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