Somalis are an oft-discussed group in Maine. Beginning in 2001, a wave of Somali refugees, primarily from other states, moved to Maine and settled in Lewiston and Portland. They are still arriving as well, with 148 refugees coming into the state directly from abroad in fiscal year 2014. That they are refugees is well-known, but less […]
Phoenix McLaughlin works at the National Endowment for Democracy helping to foster political development in Asia. Phoenix lives in Washington, D.C. now, but was born and raised in Norway, Maine. In between, he has studied and/or worked in Colorado, Nepal, India, France, Ethiopia, and Augusta. All opinions expressed on this blog are solely his own and do not represent his current or former employers.