Tuesday, March 25, 2008

God Bless New Hampshire


CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire and four other states, including Maine, face a critical deadline this month regarding the federal REAL ID program that could determine whether state residents have a more difficult time flying.

March 31 is the last day for states to ask for extra time to comply with the new federal rules. The post-Sept. 11 security measure would create a tamperproof identification card in all 50 states.


The state may get an extension, but some residents said that's not good enough. REAL ID critics attended a hearing Tuesday wearing guns and colonial garb, which drew security to the hearing room door.

Sometimes, it's hard to believe that New Hampshire actually shares a border with Massachusetts.