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  • Highland farmer's fire trucks allowed to stay

    Highland farmer's fire trucks allowed to stay
    More than 100 people filled the largest chamber of Howard County's executive office building in Ellicott City Thursday night to testify on a zoning conditional use request, but unlike many who come before Hearing Examiner Michele LeFaivre, they weren't...
  • Veteran Astle and newcomer Quinn face off in Annapolis Senate race

    Veteran Astle and newcomer Quinn face off in Annapolis Senate race
    For more than 30 years, John Astle has walked from his downtown Annapolis home to the State House, representing his friends and neighbors in Maryland's General Assembly. He's so well-known in the capital that he's frequently stopped on the street,...
  • New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    New coal plant pollution controls eyed
    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The...
  • No to police drones [Letter]

    No to police drones [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on drones, while there may be benefits of using unmanned aerial vehicles in less populated areas, I oppose providing Baltimore City police with drones for any purpose ("Eyes in the sky," Aug. 28). Drone manufacturers...
  • The bankruptcy of Detroit and the division of America [Commentary]

    The bankruptcy of Detroit and the division of America [Commentary]
    Detroit is the largest city ever to seek bankruptcy protection, so its bankruptcy is seen as a potential model for other American cities now teetering on the edge. But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs...
  • Tea party shies away from war vote [Letter]

    Tea party shies away from war vote [Letter]
    It's ironic that tea party Republicans want no part of a debate or vote on President Barack Obama's proposal to act against ISIS when in the past they've complained bitterly about Mr. Obama acting alone without consulting Congress ("Congress expected to...
  • Obama to meet, raise money with connected advocate for Israel

    Obama to meet, raise money with connected advocate for Israel
    President Barack Obama, who is attempting to help Democrats maintain their grip on the Senate, will attend a fundraiser Friday at the home of a wealthy Baltimore hedge fund manager who has become one of the nation's foremost advocates for Israel. Howard...
  • Future use of Catonsville site to be discussed at community meeting

    Future use of Catonsville site to be discussed at community meeting
    The future of an 11.01-acre wooded parcel of land at the end of Maple Avenue in Catonsville, the site of a historic mill that dates back to 1850, will move a step closer to being determined next week at a community meeting. The meeting will be held in...
  • Howard County executive candidates talk business at Chamber of Commerce debate

    Howard County executive candidates talk business at Chamber of Commerce debate
    The focus was supposed to be on business, but at Thursday's Chamber of Commerce Howard County executive debate, Republican candidate Allan Kittleman came out swinging about mailers.  "OK, folks, let's clear the air," Kittleman announced to a Turf Valley...
  • Remembering Paul Blair a half century after O's debut

    Remembering Paul Blair a half century after O's debut
    Paul Blair doesn’t have a statue behind center field at Camden Yards, and he wasn’t honored by the Orioles with a uniform patch this season after he passed away last December. But he does have a legion of fans in Baltimore who plan to honor...
  • Looking Out: Judge says LGBT foster summit a success

    Looking Out: Judge says LGBT foster summit a success
    A Harford County judge who helped lead this week's Maryland Judiciary summit on care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the state's foster care system said the event was a success and could lead to substantive improvements in the future....
  • Resolution urging discussion of employee raises, passed by Harford council

    Resolution urging discussion of employee raises, passed by Harford council
    The Harford County Council members passed a heavily-edited resolution Tuesday night they hope will encourage the next county executive to give government, sheriff's and public school employees a raise. The resolution, which council members said went...