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Memorial Day

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  • Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog

    Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
  • Scattered storms, highs around 80 forecast Thursday

    Scattered storms, highs around 80 forecast Thursday
    Scattered storms are expected throughout the day Thursday in the Baltimore area, with highs around 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The storms are part of the same system that brought tornadoes across the central U.S. earlier...
  • Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance

    Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance
    Wounded veterans are getting free gym memberships and home exercise equipment, thanks to a nonprofit group founded by a Homeland woman, whose brother was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Lynn Coffland's shoestring organization, the Catch A Lift Fund,...
  • Denver's Bill Tierney, Syracuse's John Desko part of evolution of coaches

    Denver's Bill Tierney, Syracuse's John Desko part of evolution of coaches
    When Bill Tierney helmed Princeton to all six of its national championships during his tenure there, the Tigers were renowned for a suffocating defensive scheme that at times strangled opponents into offensive futility. When John Desko replaced Syracuse...
  • Windy, cool Memorial Day weekend forecast for Ocean City

    Windy, cool Memorial Day weekend forecast for Ocean City
    The National Weather Service is forecasting a sunny-but-not-too-warm weekend at Ocean City. Sunday is expected to see a high of 75 degrees in Baltimore and 68 degrees in Ocean City. Winds are expected to be strong and gusty. A 15-20 mph breeze with...
  • Leftovers from Q&A with Stevenson's Kyle Holechek

    Leftovers from Q&A with Stevenson's Kyle Holechek
    Friday’s editions included a Q&A with Stevenson junior defenseman Kyle Holechek. Due to space constraints, here are some additional answers from the Reisterstown native and Loyola graduate that did not make the cut. Because the Mustangs have had a...
  • Back Story: First Memorial Day celebrated 145 years ago

    Back Story: First Memorial Day celebrated 145 years ago
    "We cherish too, the Poppy red / That grows on fields where valor led, / It seems to signal to the skies / That blood of heroes never dies." — "We Shall Keep the Faith" by Moina Michael For many Marylanders, Memorial Day is the unofficial...
  • Columbia pools ready for Memorial weekend opening

    Columbia pools ready for Memorial weekend opening
    For Columbia Association Aquatics employee Ken Zachmann, springtime means one thing: time to get to work. "Sometimes, over the winter, you put a pool to sleep perfect but it wakes up a little disturbed," said Zachmann, who has spent the last 44 years...
  • Unfair fuel standard leaves a bad taste

    Unfair fuel standard leaves a bad taste
    Whether you're barbecuing in Baltimore, in Bel Air or on the bay this Memorial Day, you will pay more for staple foods because our federal government continues to pit food versus fuel. Thanks to an unworkable federal energy policy, prices for animal...
  • VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog

    VA looks to American Legion, other veterans groups for help with backlog
    As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
  • City to end speed camera enforcement on holidays

    City to end speed camera enforcement on holidays
    Once it restarts its speed camera program, Baltimore City won’t issue any automated speeding tickets on major school holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, transportation officials say. The new holiday policy is a change from the city’s...
  • Harford cities observing Memorial Day on Monday

    Communities throughout Harford County will recognize those who have sacrificed their lives for their country with a variety of Memorial Day tributes today (Monday). In addition, municipal offices in Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace are closed, as...