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  • Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard

    Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard
    Eighty-eight-year-old Alfred Clasing Jr. and his wife, Marie, had hoped to spend their final years at a retirement community for veterans at Fort Howard, part of a scenic Baltimore County peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay. But a developer's...
  • Maryland to begin check of Medicaid rolls again

    Maryland to begin check of Medicaid rolls again
    Maryland officials are poised to again review their Medicaid rolls for those who no longer qualify. The state ceased such reviews for six months as it worked to open the new online marketplace for people to buy public and private insurance plans and...
  • Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label

    Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label
    Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
  • Not taxing U.S. corporations gives a pass to foreigners [Commentary]

    Not taxing U.S. corporations gives a pass to foreigners [Commentary]
    Supreme Court conservatives continue to insist that corporations have the same rights as people on matters ranging from making campaign donations (Citizens United) to raising religious objections to government policies (Hobby Lobby). Meanwhile, anti-tax...
  • Government out of sorts [Editorial]

    Government out of sorts  [Editorial]
    It's a pretty safe bet that the year and month a vehicle registration is due for renewal is unknown to the average car owner living in Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Most of us probably can't recall our tag number (even though it's a useful...
  • Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]

    Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]
    This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2). As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
  • Building a better BGE bill [Letter]

    Building a better BGE bill [Letter]
    Letter writer Lois Raimondi asks if she should cut back on her medication to pay for BGE's rate increases ("Will PSC ever turn down BGE?" July 9). I can't do that as I have already cut out all of my medications, including vitamins. Next she asks if...
  • BGE should not get money for repairs before work has begun [Letter]

    On July 2, for the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. asked the Public Service Commission to approve a rate distribution increase for citizens, who receive both gas and electric service. For each of the past three years, BGE has...
  • Sinclair Broadcast will launch college sports network

    Sinclair Broadcast will launch college sports network
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to launch a college sports network to be broadcast on television stations it owns, the Hunt Valley-based company said Thursday. The American Sports Network, or ASN, will show live events, including football,...
  • Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings

    Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings
    The specialized market for sustainable seafood has gone mainstream. Even Wal-Mart is promoting its environmental credentials in the seafood aisle. More supermarket shoppers are demanding to know they are buying from operations that don't threaten fragile...
  • Doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks

    Doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks
    Revelations that a former Catonsville doctor obtained his Maryland medical license despite having a rape conviction on his record is sparking a push for criminal background checks of physicians — a proposal that has failed and been ignored in recent...
  • Smart meters are a scam [Letter]

    Smart meters are a scam [Letter]
    More and more smart people are opting out of so-called smart meters. They know the opt out fees, dreamed up out of thin air by BGE and PEPCO, are a punitive device to try and force us into submission. Smart people know that the time-of-use rates we will...