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You’d think someone who’s been Governor for 10 years would know how to veto, but Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is having his second veto conflict in three years, after vetoing the grocery tax repeal bill.

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For six weeks now, my congregation has been using “Roll Down, Justice!” as our worship theme. We’ve specifically done this for the season of Lent, the 40 days (not counting six Sundays) leading up to Easter. The theme is inspired by the prophet Amos’ words in Amos 5:24: “But let justice roll…

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How many of us sit around and reminisce about “the good old days?” Certainly, many of my generation, the baby boomers, do. We often remind one another of those days when “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “Sugar Shack” played on the AM radio stations, and many harp about how wonderful that music w…

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I learned the fun stories of Lydia, Jonah, Ruth, Noah, Mary, Jesus and many more in Sunday school as a child, but I fell in love with scripture in the Psalms. Unlike the stories with names of people and places that overwhelmed me as a young reader, the Psalms are written like poetry (or song…

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As the legislative session winds down, the combination of cranky legislators, impatient with the traditional way things are done, and freshmen legislators still getting used to the process, is resulting in parliamentary procedures you don’t usually see.