| Jul 13, 2014
Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers.
But change is coming.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists.
The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Here is the fourth installment of a series that checks in with the eight Division III programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended....
| May 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to...
| May 17, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Your article on the gas tax and our deteriorating roads and bridges is right on the point ("The toll on U.S. roads," May 13).
Our infrastructure — roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, water/waste systems — are rated by the American Society of...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Plans to study the building of a third district police station in Howard County were approved by the County Council last week as part of the council's budget vote.
The full-service station, which will supplement the department's Southern District...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:05 AM
When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:21 PM
The Democrats running for governor traded barbs Monday night over Maryland's economy, marijuana laws, and the troubled rollout of its health insurance website in their final televised debate before a primary in which pundits suggest many voters are...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A U.S. Court of Appeals panel has upheld a decision that Maryland strayed into federal-only territory when it tried to jump start construction of a power plant with subsidies.
The Maryland Public Service Commission, concerned about reliability problems...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges.
Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:58 AM
So much of my time is taken up with doctoring sick prose, and complaining here about suspect advice on grammar and usage, that I thought it might be salutary to take a look, for once, at some good prose.
Here is the opening paragraph from "Josie's...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:02 AM
As a teenager attending the Towsontown Spring Festival Charlie Barton never would have imagined that he would return as a vendor some dozen years later to display his silk screen art.
"It's a good feeling," said Barton, 28, formerly of Stoneleigh, who...