Gay marriage repeal a top issue in New Hampshire

By NORMA LOVE, The Associated Press on Dec. 25, 2011, at 3:46 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — Repealing New Hampshire’s gay marriage law, legalizing casinos and changing the constitution to bar an income tax are among the hottest topics facing the Legislature heading into 2012, but lawmakers might not vote on these issues until after the Jan. 10 presidential primary. House Republican Leader D.J. …

Chinese food memories

on Dec. 25, 2011, at 3:18 p.m.
  On the “soft and gentle flavors of the past” I don’t eat Chinese food all that much anymore. There are times I think the observation a family member made — Thai is the new Chinese — is right on. But my affection for Chinese food has not waned – …

Government out of balance

on Dec. 25, 2011, at 2:51 p.m.
Originally published in the Bangor Daily News. While sometimes only pie will do — pumpkin, blueberry or even chocolate peanut butter — very rarely does it make sense to, as Governor’s Restaurant urges, have dessert first. In this season of celebration (and overeating), it may seem cantankerous to say so, …

Maine lawmakers dig in for 2012 session

By GLENN ADAMS, The Associated Press on Dec. 25, 2011, at 12:11 p.m.
Energy costs, Medicaid cuts, state worker union fees and missing-child reports are among the issues that should keep the State House jumping during the election-year session that starts Jan. 4. The to-do list is long for the concluding year of the two-year session, which is expected to wrap up in …

N.H. complaint says feds played favorites with Plannned Parenthood

By Garry Rayno, The New Hampshire Union Leader on Dec. 25, 2011, at 4:35 a.m.
Group says agency failed to provide documents concerning a $1 million contract.
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