Tag Archives: News Reports

Proof is in the patient’s heart

Michelle Markie is a sexual assault forensic examiner and registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor. She is one of two certified SAFE nurses at the hospital, a certification requiring a 40-hour class, hours of observation, ongoing education and practice administering rape kits. A rape kit, officially known as a Maine State Sex Crimes […]

Dover-Foxcroft police design child-centered sexual violence interview room

Sexual violence is traumatic for anyone, but especially for children, who may not understand what happened to them or that they are a victim. As such, advocates argue that interviewing a child multiple times can cause undue stress and should be avoided. Gretchen Ziemer, an advocate with Rape Response Services in Bangor, said officials often […]

Cumberland County’s got it, but how can rural Maine build a workforce to attract business?

Much has been made lately of Maine’s skills gap — the chasm between what skills and knowledge workers have and what employers need. Gov. Paul LePage has made closing this gap a high priority. This work is complicated by the fact that the gap — and its causes and consequences — varies widely across the state. Consider […]

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