Border checks tighten Jan. 31
A driver's license will no longer be enough for those entering the
Truckers may back bill to limit idling time
State House: The measure would hold diesel trucks and some gas trucks to five minutes per hour.
Burned by high oil prices, Mainers warm to wood
Wood stoves carry an air-pollution risk, but if properly operated they compare favorably to oil burners, experts say.
EDITORIAL: Medicine gets better with electronic records
A pilot program in
ANOTHER VIEW: Struggling Maine families could use a break on inspection stickers
An editorial opposing a bill to do less-frequent vehicle checks missed the practical argument.
COLUMN: Abortions down, births up -- what could be wrong with that?
Some people will find those trends depressing, but they're not going with the flow.
LTE: Turn focus to soldiers, not steroids
LTE: Sen. Joseph Biden was our best presidential candidate
BANGOR DAILY NEWS:
Low-rate loan saves family from the cold
OLD TOWN, Maine — Seated in the warmth of their living room, the O'Clair family praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development staff for helping them to keep the heat on this winter.
Shock, awe: Army son returns home
Democrat teacher joins race for Senate
Plum Creek 'loopholes' weaken plan
With nearly 1,000 house lots and an even larger number of resort accommodations, Plum Creek's Moosehead Lake proposal stands as the largest development plan ever submitted to
Reforming our jails
Trucker weight restrictions bill clears key hurdle
The state Legislature's Transportation Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to OK emergency legislation that will give state logging truckers some temporary relief from high diesel prices by increasing the amount of wood they can haul.
EDITORIAL: Economic boost
As news about the
LTE: Penny-wise, pound-foolish
For shame, Gov. John Baldacci, you sound like an old-time Republican, promising no increased taxes while cutting services to our most needy and vulnerable citizens.
Towns search for more funding as heating assistance requests rise
It's been a tough winter. And with the high cost of fuel oil, communities are struggling to find ways to help people heat their homes.
Plum Creek foes decry easements
Supporters of Plum Creek Timber Co.'s proposal to develop 20,000 acres in the
COLUMN: Tsunami Tuesday will make election picture clearer
If you have not been paying attention to the presidential primaries until now, start before it is too late. We have witnessed a caucus in
LTE: Plum Creek plan promotes conservation
Plum Creek's proposal is a positive step in the right direction toward securing conservation, access and employment opportunities in the Moosehead Lake Region and also the surrounding areas of Jackman, West Forks, Bingham, Abbot, Guilford, Monson and a host of other satellite towns and plantations.
LTE: State workers have given up much over the years
Potshots are again being taken at state employees as a way to balance the state budget.
Officials: Added heat aid falls short
LTE: Peru Free Trade pact no better than NAFTA
Despite the failures of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voted to expand it to
LTE: It's time to clean house in Augusta
It appears our fellow countrymen want some changes to take place in Washington. The elected officials just can't seem to get anything done except spend our money on useless pork-barrel projects.
LTE: Look at federally funded agencies to save money
The state budget is up for discussion again, with more cuts needed. Why not start with federally funded state agencies?
EDITORIAL: Immigration policy that has worked
A debate in Mexico about quashing benefits for illegal immigrants would likely draw worldwide attention, if taking place inside the government halls of Mexico City, not among selectmen in Western Maine.
Bill Would Require Vehicle Inspections Once Every Two Years
Since 1982, Mainers have become accustomed to driving their cars and trucks to the local garages each year with the hope that their vehicles will pass the annual state safety inspection. But improvements in automotive technology and high-mileage brakes and tires are producing safer vehicles and one
New Federal Rule Could Reduce Cruise Ship Visits
It's hard to imagine that a dispute over cruise ship competition in
Study Suggests College Level Courses for High School Students
Border lawmakers reject Chertoff's rhetoric on border security
Maine Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Allen says he's heard from Mainers concerned about the cost of passports or about carrying important documents like birth certificates just to cross the border.
THE WALDO INDEPENDENT:
County officials offer unified jail plan
AUGUSTA — County officials have proposed a unified jail system that would put all county lockups under a Maine Jail and Community Corrections Authority.
As Maine Goes: Angus King Considered Run Against Sen. Collins
King: I considered it and rejected it out of hand. Our differences aren't so great, so running against her would be an ego thing. I think she's a pretty good senator. Besides, I'm 63 and I'd have to serve in the Senate until I was 80 to have any seniority.
As Maine Goes: House Passes New Defense Budget, Allen/Michaud 'YEA'
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday passed a new defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for troops.
As Maine Goes: Deregulation Caused Maine's High Electric Rates?
The cost of generating electricity delivered to households served by Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. increase from 4.5 cents pkw hour to 9 cents between 2000-2007.
As Maine Goes: Abortions at 30-Year Low?
As Maine Goes: Should We Call This an Economic Stimulus Plan?
Republican leaders no longer demanding the stimulus package extend 2001/2003 Bush tax cuts set to expire in 2010.
Down with Tyranny: THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY MAINERS SHOULD RETIRE SUSAN COLLINS-- PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY WANTS TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO ONE REALLY BIG ONE
Turn Maine Blue: Open Thread
Kathleen Turner has recorded this radio spot now playing in Maine (clicking the link launches the ad automatically) for People for the American Way, as a reminder how of fragile a woman's right to make decisions regarding her own body is.
Collins Watch: KJ Letters Again
Elizabeth St.Laurent of Augusta has had two pro-Collins letters published in the Kennebec Journal in the last month.
PolitickerME: Actress Kathleen Turner Takes Swipe at Susan Collins
People for America Way, (www.pfaw.org) has launched an independent expenditure, timed to the 35th anniversary of Roe v Wade, that tells listeners Senator Susan Collins doesn't really support the right for woman to be able to have an abortion, because she votes for George Bush's Supreme Court nominees almost all of the time.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Maine News for Friday, January 18, 2008