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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WASHINGTON — Calling it a resolution that is "overdue and could make a difference in Maine and across the country," U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine says he is sponsoring legislation to allow asylum seekers to work in the U.S. sooner.

Lisa More, courtesy photo

CASCO, Maine — Global climate change, as manifest through extreme weather patterns, is forcing land trusts and conservation agencies to take stock of the special places around them.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court has denied another request from Dennis Dechaine for a new trial. Dechaine was convicted of the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 12-year-old Sarah Cherry of  Bowdoin in 1989.

PORTLAND, Maine - New figures released by the city of Portland show that nearly 550 asylum seekers would be eligible for General Assistance under a new state law that is scheduled to take effect 90 days after the Maine Legislature adjourns.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new report finds that the nation's first market-based program to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from new and existing power plants is achieving success by every measure possible.