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Kittens make the presidential debate more civilized in Portland

A kitten from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland relaxes at presidential debate-watching party sponsored by ThinkTank and BDN Portland Wednesday night. Kittens were brought in to help with stress management. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Ok, that was pretty cute. BDN Portland and Think Tank Coworking last night hosted another presidential debate-watching party — this time, with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, which brought some much-needed “kitten therapy” for people who needed to take a break from the political battle playing out on the big screens. The idea was […]

Only three of Portland’s 17 legislative candidates have signed an open government pledge

Update: After being contacted for this story, Green party senate candidate Seth Baker said he signed the pledge. He is now listed among the signatories. We’ve updated this post to reflect that.  Of the 17 candidates seeking to represent Portland in the Maine Legislature, only three have signed a pledge to support open government if elected. […]