January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Legal marijuana and states’ rights

Many are snickering and sneering at Colorado because of their new law legalizing cannabis for “recreational use.” It is the first state to do so, and everyone is waiting to see how the Feds handle this clear snub to their drug laws.  More...

Obituaries

Robert Lloyd Webb

PHIPPSBURG — Robert Lloyd Webb died peacefully at home on Dec. 25, 2013, from complications of hereditary hemochromatosis. More...

World

Wheel or axle failure in Canada train derailment

PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick (AP) — A Canadian National Railway spokesman says it appears a wheel or axle failure caused a train carrying crude oil to derail in New Brunswick, causing a large fire that continues to burn a day and a half later.&n More...

Maine

Medicaid battle under way in Augusta

AUGUSTA (AP) — Hundreds gathered at the Maine State House on Wednesday urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul as the Democratic controlled Legislature began its work for the new session.  More...

Nation/World

Jobless benefits at a crossroads

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after clearing a key Senate hurdle, legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits stood at a crossroads on Wednesday with gridlock beckoning from one direction and the prospect of compromise from the other.  More...