| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Both public libraries and free, universal public education are regarded as cornerstones of American democracy.
A line of reasoning embraced by the nation's founders holds that for the regency of the general public to endure, the elected government would...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:25 PM
The members of the Harford County Public Library's Board of Trustees bid goodbye Thursday to two long-serving members and their student representative for the past year.
William Nicodemus and Jennifer Vido, who have represented the Jarrettsville and...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open.
House GOP leaders will hold...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget is a concrete plan to create jobs and cut the deficit. We do not need to choose between these two priorities. The president's balanced, compromise plan proves we can do both.
The guiding principle...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Calling it a milestone in decreased spending, Havre de Grace's city council members approved the proposed $14.8 million budget for fiscal year that begins July 1 on Monday.
The budget is balanced based on property tax rate that has been reduced by 2...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:44 PM
A 250-year-old grist mill near the mouth of the Susquehanna River has sat mostly vacant since the end of the Civil War, its thick stone walls serving no purpose but the protection of a few old tools.
Though the building is historic — it was listed...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:16 AM
"Our biggest problems over the next 10 years are not deficits," President Barack Obama told House Republicans last week, according to those who attended the meeting.
The president needs to deliver the same message to the public, loudly and clearly....
| Apr 17, 2013
Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it.
Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:08 PM
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education has approved an operating budget request that for the first time surpasses the $1 billion mark, and members say they're preparing to cross yet another unfamiliar threshold: working with a new county executive...