| Apr 21, 2011
| 8:43 AM
Just as the first green sprouts of spring give rise to optimism for better days ahead, there are hopeful economic signs in Ellicott City, where Howard County Executive Ken Ulman this week proposed a budget that — wait for it — anticipates...
| May 2, 2011
I just returned from a 10-day human rights delegation to Colombia sponsored by Witness for Peace. While we were in the midst of our intensive meetings in Valle del Cauca, Northern Cauca, and Bogota, we discovered that a high profile-American delegation...
| Aug 1, 2010
| 12:54 PM
12:05 p.m. We arrive at Liberatore's in Timonium and, as I suspected, I feel underdressed. We're met by men in black bowties. I'd feel better if I were wearing a tie or at least a jacket.
White linen, short-stemmed water glasses, and a few tables of...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:18 PM
West Virginia may be known in popular song as "Almost Heaven," but it's a state that's seen more than its share of hell.
A vicious gunfight in the streets of a small town, two men assassinated on the courthouse steps in front of their wives, coal company...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:30 AM
In a typical year, more than one-half of the electricity generated within Maryland comes from coal-fired plants. Most of these plants burn coal shipped from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In communities all throughout the Appalachian Mountains, the...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:30 AM
The Maryland Department of the Environment has announced enforcement actions for the following businesses:
MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program enforces mandatory requirements to reduce lead paint risk in rental...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:30 AM
Those in government who could make a difference have turned their backs on an industry that this nation cannot do without. The coal industry supplies the energy that keeps the lights on for half the nation, and it is an industry that does not need a...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:55 PM
W.R. Grace & Co. will receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a nationwide effort to develop cost-effective ways of reducing the carbon pollutants released by coal-fired power plants, the department announced Thursday.
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:29 PM
John Minutella rushed through the doors of Ace Hardware in Waverly on Friday evening, his shirt dampened with sweat and face flushed red.
"Please tell me you have batteries and flashlights," he pleaded to anyone who would listen. "Please tell me yes."...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Here's a look at the 2011 Baltimore Playwrights Festival:
•"The Sculptress" by Marilyn Millstone. The former mistress of famed sculptor Rodin is visited in an insane asylum by a young female artist who tries to rekindle a creative spark. Friday...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 9:21 AM
In a sweeping move aimed at curbing long-distance air pollution that afflicts the health of 240 million Americans — including Marylanders — the Environmental Protection Agency is ordering power plants across much of the eastern United States...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 8:30 PM
For years, Danielle Oldham checked housing listings, hoping that she, her husband and their two young daughters could find a place in the Anne Arundel County community of Piney Orchard.
She researched the area meticulously, scanned county development...