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A New Sheriff in Town

With apologies to Bob Dylan and James Brown, the times they are a changin’ and it’s no longer just a man’s world. While a lot of us already know this to be true, the word is just getting to a lot of states, or at least to the language they use in their official documents. Such is the case in Maine, where the Associated Press reports that lawmakers are working on making official references to the governor and state justices gender neutral rather than solely to “he,” “him,” or “his.” Which is a good idea given that for the first time in its history the Pine Tree State has a female governor. Not surprisingly, Gov. Janet Mills supports the measure.