Maine is the most peaceful state in the union and has been for 11 years.

According to the US Peace Index, Maine is the most peaceful state and has been for 11 years. That is terrific, but of course we already knew that. Here in Maine, murder is still news. Attempted murder is news. Hunting accidents are news. Sometimes when people get ticked off and shoot someone in the arm, it’s news. When fishermen get cranky at each other over turf and shoot at each other, that’s definitely news. (Most don’t carry guns in their boats like they used to though.) We still get shocked over this news and shake our heads and talk about it to our friends and family. These things are rare up here, so they are news and I like it that way. And by the way, this index has definitely made the news. You can check it out here.

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