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  • Eyes in the sky [Editorial]

    Eyes in the sky  [Editorial]
    Police departments in Maryland and across the country are weighing the costs and benefits of using unmanned aerial vehicles as aids in the fight against crime. There are still many unanswered questions regarding the new technology's potential impact on citizens' privacy rights as well as safety concerns related to their sharing airspace with civilian and military aircraft. Those issues will all require careful study before drones can be deployed as a widely available law-enforcement tool. But it already seems clear that some missions are likely to be performed more safely and efficiently by machines than by cops on the beat and that eventually their use will become routine.
  • More police departments considering the use of drones

    More police departments considering the use of drones
    Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence. But uncertainty over federal regulations, concern about privacy issues and...

    The sky's the limit [Editorial]

    The sky's the limit  [Editorial]
    If all goes well, NASA may soon be renting privately owned spacecraft to fly its astronauts into space. The agency reportedly is just weeks away from announcing contracts with one or more commercial firms to build a new, reusable orbital vehicle capable...

    The disease of American democracy [Commentary]

    The disease of American democracy [Commentary]
    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the jobĀ CongressĀ is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...

    Laurel flight attendant adds a down-home style to the skies

    Laurel flight attendant adds a down-home style to the skies
    When she's winging it, Beverly Bleything finds herself in the limelight. The South Laurel resident, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, is a magnet for commentary from curious passengers whose safety, first and foremost, she is there to emphasize...