Susan Sharon

Deputy News Director

Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student. She has also worked at television stations in Montana and Maine.

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The state of Maine is creating a new online process for certifying medical marijuana patients under the Medical Marijuana Program.

A former New York City restaurateur and chef has found a new life, and a new career, here in Maine.

Maine House and Senate leaders from both parties have written letters to Verso management expressing their concern that the company is delaying severance payments to several hundred Bucksport mill workers who were recently informed of the mill's closure.

The city of Lewiston, along with medical and community organizations, will use federal grants totaling more than $3 million to comprehensively tackle a serious lead problem in the area.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Several hundred people turned out in Monument Square in Portland Tuesday night for a peaceful gathering to remember and support Ferguson shooting victim 18-year-old Michael Brown and his family.