January 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Government, Business Both Inefficient

Sometimes it’s easy to see why people think government is too big. Take a recent news report in Maine papers.  In many towns, to get a license to dig claims commercially, you have to do two things. More...

World

French terror suspects in phone contact, want ‘martyr’ death

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France   Two brothers suspected in a newspaper terror attack were cornered inside a printing house northeast of Paris today, taking a hostage and telling police they “want to die as martyrs,” a lawmaker said.  More...

Maine

Maine educator a finalist for $1 million teaching prize

EDGECOMB   An Edgecomb teacher and founder of the nonprofit Center for Teaching and Learning is among 50 finalists for the “ Nobel Prize of Teaching,” the Varkey GEMS Foundation Global Teacher Prize, which includes a $ 1 million awar More...

Nation/World

House poised to pass pipeline bill

WASHINGTON   House Republicans are on track to easily pass legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, moving the GOP-led Congress closer to a clash with President Barack Obama.  More...