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  • There's where the batteries used to be

    There's where the batteries used to be
    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."...
  • In Anne Arundel community, growth runs up against industry

    In Anne Arundel community, growth runs up against industry
    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...
  • A taxing issue: getting things done in government can take longer than might be expected

    It seems in Maryland politics, there are occasional issues that linger beyond their usefulness. Back when I was a kid, well into my teens and possibly even later than that, Maryland was the only state that didn't require dump trucks to cover their loads....
  • UMBC professor, author heeds call of the West

    UMBC professor, author heeds call of the West
    To those who think U.S. 50 is primarily a road that spans Maryland's bucolic Eastern Shore, Christopher Corbett begs to differ. Corbett, an award-winning journalist and author, spent countless hours traversing the dusty stretch of Old U.S. 50 that lies...
  • Jobs versus health: a false choice

    Jobs versus health: a false choice
    Why are power plants worth more than the health of 140,000 Maryland children afflicted with asthma? What about pregnant women eating mercury-tainted fish from the Chesapeake Bay? How could their risk be scored so low compared to a utility plant's profit?...
  • Waste-to-energy is backed by science

    I am writing to you today because recently The Sun has published letters urging Governor O'Malley to veto the bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly according Tier 1 status to waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities. The Earth Engineering Center of...
  • Obama energy policy: The 'all-of-the-above' lie

    Obama energy policy: The 'all-of-the-above' lie
    In his speech before the Newspapers Association of America/American Society of News Editors Wednesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused the president of changing positions to get re-elected. For instance, Mr. Romney charged that, "As...
  • Climate change: Heat wave a reminder of the urgency of climate change and the need for Maryland — and the nation — to take action now

    Climate change: Heat wave a reminder of the urgency of climate change and the need for Maryland — and the nation — to take action now
    Organizers could scarcely have chosen a more appropriate day to call attention to the threat Maryland faces from climate change. It is of course impossible to prove that the heat wave we're currently experiencing is the result of global warming, but late-...
  • Lacie Slew wins Maryland Racing Media Stakes

    Lacie Slew rallied from next-to-last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park. Sent to post as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares, Lacie Slew carried Joe Rocco Jr. to a one-length victory...
  • Time to shutter coal-fired power plants

    I applaud the Maryland Sierra Club for taking a stand against the C.P. Crane and H.A. Wagner coal-fired power plants. It is high time for Maryland to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Retiring the Crane and Wagner plants is a...
  • Victory for smog

    Victory for smog
    It's been a crummy summer for breathing in Maryland. August has seen five Code Orange days, where ozone has been so bad that the air poses a health risk for sensitive individuals, including children, the elderly and the infirm. But that's a big...
  • Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution

    Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution
    Maryland may have some of the nation's strictest limits on power plant pollution, but its residents are still breathing more toxic emissions from those facilities than in most other states. The state's reliance on burning coal for electricity appears to...