| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Though there's plenty of reason to be critical about the stormwater fee, now widely known as the "rain tax," which Harford and other metro Maryland counties were obliged to levy as a result of action by the General Assembly, Harford County Executive David...
| Sep 5, 2013
Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
In light of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's reports Friday of the first three confirmed cases of symptomatic West Nile virus this year, Harford County Health Department is recommending people take measures to prevent infection and...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
During my service as the secretary of Environmental Regulation in Florida and Environmental Protection Agency administrator, I came to appreciate that state action is central to strong environmental protection. Working with the states, the EPA has...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:34 PM
For many members of the millennial generation, the current political landscape has discouraged us from becoming involved in the political debate. From health care, to unemployment, and everything in between there seems to be a lack of appetite...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:06 AM
It is plenty hot out, but the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a frigid winter with lots of snow. After several mild winters, I am not ready for this. What should I be gathering to prepare?
The Red Cross and FEMA have some advice for you.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The present and former owners of a Hagerstown cement plant have agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and beef up emission controls at the facility to settle alleged air pollution violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid says he's thoroughly fed up with Republicans' abuse of the filibuster rule to block President Obama's executive branch appointees. This week he may finally get a chance to do something about it.
In saying that he may...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
I received my commercial property tax bill and cleverly concealed with no explanation was the much anticipated "rain tax" section of the bill. I knew it was going to be ugly, and so it was.
I had already familiarized myself with the details. It was...