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  • Garrett Co. roads cleared, but outages remain

    Most roads were cleared of snow and fallen trees in Garrett County as of late Sunday, and most federal and state emergency officials who'd responded there following superstorm Sandy's damaging blizzard had departed. Still, thousands remained without...
  • Will superstorm Sandy deplete the federal flood insurance program?

    Will superstorm Sandy deplete the federal flood insurance program?
    The Consumer Federation of America says yes. The nonprofit estimates Sandy will lead to 200,000 flood insurance claims, exhausting the National Flood Insurance Program. The CFA says Congress will have to swiftly authorize additional money to meet those...
  • Obama has failed Sandy victims

    What business does President Barack Obama have in sticking our nose in every other country's problems, and losing our heroic men and women daily to war, when we do not have the resources to help our own citizens on the Eastern Seaboard when Hurricane...
  • Bel Air does well to reject floodplain development [Commentary]

    Bel Air does well to reject floodplain development [Commentary]
    The Bel Air Planning Commission's decision last week to deny permission for the construction of 48 townhouses on a portion of a property owned by St. Matthew Lutheran Church was a sound move that is likely to prevent a lot of unnecessary anger and...
  • Bel Air Planning Commission rejects plan for 48 townhouses on St. Matthew site

    Bel Air Planning Commission rejects plan for 48 townhouses on St. Matthew site
    The members of the Bel Air Planning Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to deny an application by local developer Mike Jones to build 48 townhouses on a portion of property owned by St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The town annexed the nearly 52-acre...
  • Chris Wallace to Ron Paul: 'You're being taken more seriously by the media'

    Chris Wallace to Ron Paul: 'You're being taken more seriously by the media'
    Two GOP presidential candidates appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows yesterday: Newt Gingrich was on "Meet the Press" and Ron Paul appeared on "Fox News Sunday."  While NBC's David Gregory basically accused Gingrich of being a racist, Paul...
  • Tropical system will move up East Coast

     
    With a new tropical system (could become Nicole) getting organized in the northwest Caribbean, FEMA has already issued an advisory to residents of the Southeastern U.S. to prepare for heavy rain and other possible disruptions."We are closely watching this...
  • National test of Emergency Alert System Nov. 9

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:We’ve all heard those annoying bleats on the radio when stations test the Emergency Alert System. “Had this been an actual alert…” Last week, FEMA announced it will conduct the first nationwide test...
  • Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System is today

     
    From The Sun's print editions: Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post: If you tune in to radio or TV at 2 p.m. today, you will witness the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. It will sound......
  • Business in natural disasters

    Business in natural disasters
    Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield. But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use. The twister, one of the...
  • Tornados beg question: How much should government do for those in need?

    The tornado devastation in the South is just heartbreaking. So many or our neighbors have lost their lives and are now homeless. This is a time in which we as a nation need to reach out and do all that we can. But where would these neighbors be without...
  • State police stop talking in code

    State police stop talking in code
    Cops are starting to talk like the rest of us. The Maryland State Police became the latest law enforcement agency to throw out its cryptic language, directing officers this week to stop telling each other "10-4" and instead just say "OK." It's a...