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  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
  • City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget

    City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget
    On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...
  • Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]

    Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]
    At the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference last week, President Barack Obama announced new plans to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Increased transparency and traceability of the seafood supply chain is a critical next step in sustaining...
  • Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]

    Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the impact of climate change on the economy, I agree that resolving the issue of climate change would not be an economic failure but rather a success ("The economic climate," June 24). Aside from the fact that if...
  • Baltimore County votes to exempt pre-1960 signs from county ordinance

    Baltimore County votes to exempt pre-1960 signs from county ordinance
    After investing $700,000 to renovate a struggling White Marsh motel and restaurant he bought two years ago, Ronald Parker was worried that a battle over the decades-old sign could cost him his business. Parker, a 67-year-old attorney who lives in...
  • In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

    In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions
    Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts. But Silicon Valley's deals for two...
  • For Maryland nonprofits, time is money

    For Maryland nonprofits, time is money
    Dozens of low-income middle schoolers at Baltimore's St. Ignatius Loyola Academy are getting a head start on money management, thanks to Legg Mason employees. Volunteers from the Baltimore-based money management firm regularly visit the Jesuit boys'...
  • Mega mall flies in under the radar [Letter]

    Mega mall flies in under the radar [Letter]
    In response to Baltimore County Councilman David Marks' recent letter about the proposed Nottingham Ridge Outlet Mall, I would again point out the project's appalling lack of community input ("Marks: Consider the alternative to the outlet mall plan," June...
  • Debate over Royal Farms access to Snowden River continues

    Debate over Royal Farms access to Snowden River continues
    The dispute over whether gas station-and-convenience store chain Royal Farms should be allowed to have direct access to Columbia's Snowden River Parkway continued Monday before Howard County's hearing examiner.  Arguments centered on whether nearby...
  • During compliance test, 27 of 30 Harford businesses refuse to serve alcohol to minor

    During compliance test, 27 of 30 Harford businesses refuse to serve alcohol to minor
    In what one liquor board member called "a pretty significant improvement," 27 out of 30 businesses checked during a recent underage compliance test did not sell alcohol to an underage student. The test, done by the Harford County Liquor Control Board...
  • Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire

    Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire
    Two businesses and a park were evacuated when an underground natural gas line caught fire Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County officials said. BGE crews were working to shut off gas after firefighters were called at 1:07 p.m. to the line in the 6900...
  • No excuse for selling to anyone under age during liquor stings [Editorial]

    No excuse for selling to anyone under age during liquor stings [Editorial]
    Over the years, the rate at which Harford County liquor license holders end up serving underage students or police cadets has varied substantially. In the most recent sting, the liquor inspector reports 27 out of 30 businesses checked passed the test by...