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  • Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'

    Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'
    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...
  • Harford executive calls on General Assembly to repeal 'Rain Tax'

    Harford County Executive David Craig called on the Maryland General Assembly this week to repeal the so-called rain tax in the next legislative session. Craig, a candidate for Maryland governor, raised red flags about the measure last fall, asking at...
  • Edgewood apartment residents treated after carbon monoxide leak

    Five residents of an Edgewood apartment were treated at the scene after complaining of carbon monoxide exposure Thursday evening, according to the responding fire company. Members of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were alerted around 5:20 p.m....
  • Nutrient trading a dirty deal for the bay

    Nutrient trading a dirty deal for the bay
    I imagine that most people have positive associations with the word "nutrient," and in my years as a physician, I did, too. After all, nutrients, like protein and vitamin A, are the cornerstone of human nutrition. But when we talk about the Chesapeake...
  • Shame on Carnival for putting profits ahead of the planet's well-being

    Shame on Carnival for putting profits ahead of the planet's well-being
    As travelers who enjoy a cruise as one kind of lovely vacation, my family is certain now never to cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines — not because the line will move to Tampa, Fla., in 2014, but because of its leadership's sadly narrow perspective on...
  • Fuel prices are the least of Carnival's worries

    Fuel prices are the least of Carnival's worries
    The days when people bragged about taking a cruise to the Caribbean are long gone. The afterglow from a week at sea with all-you-can-eat amenities topped off with a tan is gone as well. And the EPA has nothing to do with it ("Carnival has plans to ship...
  • Focusing on the wrong threat to the bay

    Focusing on the wrong threat to the bay
    Dozens of Maryland taxes have been increased during the six years that Martin O'Malley has been governor, but perhaps none better epitomizes the state's propensity to raise taxes for the sake of it than the stormwater management fees — better...
  • 'Rain tax' repeal good politics, weak policy [Editorial]

    'Rain tax' repeal good politics, weak policy [Editorial]
    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...
  • 'Silent Spring' echo still eloquent

    Mitt Romney wants to open up more federal lands and waters to drilling for oil and natural gas. His party is pushing, in the name of freedom and economic opportunity, to roll back a variety of environmental protections. Republicans, including U.S. Sen....
  • Baltimore County sprays for mosquitoes

    Pikesville and Catonsville are the next area locations to be sprayed for mosquitoes in response to cases of West Nile Virus, Baltimore County Department of Health officials said Friday. The Maryland Department of Agriculture will spray parts of...
  • Fracking requires more scrutiny

    Hooray for Del. Heather Mizeur for staring down oil companies over fracking in Maryland ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Delegate Mizeur is demanding solid, scientific studies of all the risks of fracking before allowing it here. The oil industry...
  • Mosquito spraying in Baltimore County postponed

    Mosquito spraying in Baltimore County postponed
    Spraying to control mosquitoes in Baltimore County's Pikesville neighborhoods has been postponed until next week, health officials said. The state Department of Agriculture will spray Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in parts of Pikesville. Spraying in Catonsville...