| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Faith Loudon plans to eat at as many local Chick-fil-A restaurants as she can manage on Wednesday — at least six. Other Marylanders, meanwhile, are vowing to donate the amount it would have cost them to get a chicken meal from the fast-food chain to...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:08 AM
This year's drought has already raised wholesale corn prices dramatically, and consumers will likely soon feel the pinch at the grocery store checkout. Economists are warning of a 3-4 percent rise in food prices this year and next as well, an especially...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The four black orbs — dark-tinted security cameras — watch silently overhead in a room filled with stainless-steel pipes. The pipes carry raw milk from four large holding tanks outside the building into two large metal cabinets that look...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I strongly object to letter writer Rick Berman's views regarding the "humane" treatment of pregnant pigs ("Pregnant pigs treated humanely," Sept. 22).
No reasonable person objects to pregnant pigs being kept in separate pens, but you don't need to be a...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Some staff and students are calling on the University of Maryland to boot Chick-fil-A off the College Park campus, making it the newest front in the war between gay-rights activists and the fast-food chain.
An online petition calls Chick-fil-A a "bigoted...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Teachers, students, retailers and beverage industry lobbyists are preparing for a showdown Wednesday as the battle over raising Baltimore's bottle tax to fund school repairs moves to a skeptical City Council committee.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore City has a serious problem with run-down, antiquated school facilities. They represent a major impediment to progress in improving the education of Baltimore children and a drag on the city's efforts to shake off decades of decline....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Executive Director Alison Prost mentioedn some good ideas in her recent op-ed, but what's more important is what she didn't say ("New pollution regulations aren't enough for the Chesapeake Bay," July 15).
She didn't mention, for...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:14 AM
By several measures, metropolitan Baltimore's economy is doing better than fine.
In 2010, median household income was nearly $15,000 higher than the national average, and during the last decade, real incomes grew even as they shrank nationally. Metro...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Queenstown farmer John Draper's corn crop looks bleak — ears that normally have 18 or 20 rows of kernels have 14 rows due to a lack of rain. Others have few or shriveled kernels, and some stalks haven't grown any ears at all.
Yet, with a shot at...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 10:39 AM
A little over a year after opening near the heart of downtown Arbutus, Larry's 1332 closed after it served Friday night dinner July 20.
Larry Schwartz, who opened the restaurant at 1332 Sulphur Spring Road on May 31 last year and primarily served soups,...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:08 AM
The final 2013 budget for Harford County Public Schools could be still up in the air by as much as $24 million because of ongoing labor negotiations and uncertainty about state funding – as well as by the county's refusal, thus far, to give the...