Maine Voices: Lost in debate over eligibility for aid is the simple humanity of Portland’s homeless

A lot of words have already been written in reaction to the "gotcha" revelation by Gov. LePage and Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew that some of the chronically homeless in Portland have sizable bank accounts, followed by the city’s attempt to inject reason into the discussion and, finally, the honest and poignant statement by Mark Swann of Preble Street that "we’re trying to save people’s lives" …

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