As testing and positive cases increase and COVID-19 spreads to Maine’s prison system, Maine faces choices weighing public health best practices, government policy and public opinion. Esther, Ben and Mike break it down on this week’s Beacon podcast.
Also: Five new referendums are being launched in Portland and workers are calling for faster implementation of Maine’s earned paid time off law.
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