| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber.
The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it is awarding $400,000 to the Baltimore Development Corp. to evaluate potentially contaminated property in the city for cleanup and redevelopment.
The BDC, the city's economic development...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:45 AM
What industry gets a significant discount on property taxes funded by other taxpayers? Can you think of a business the price of whose products is supported by the treasury? Or a business that is paid from taxpayer funds not to make its products? Wouldn'...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:45 PM
While the petroleum industry and alternative fuels supporters debate the merits of more domestic drilling versus providing assistance through the federal Renewable Fuels Standard in diversifying the transportation fuels market, it's important to note...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:29 PM
After nearly a dozen years, $16 million and the removal of some 50,000 tons of contaminated dirt, the Coast Guard declared the Superfund site at the Coast Guard Yard south of Baltimore cleaned and ready for duty Thursday.
The yard landed on the Superfund...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Health officials continue to investigate how contaminated hot water sickened nearly two dozen people at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick complex Monday, but the case is similar to previous ones involving faulty water-heating systems that let chemicals mix...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:55 PM
During a mandatory public hearing Thursday night that drew little community interest, Aberdeen Proving Ground officials explained their proposal not to do any remedial action in an area where 17 small radioactive devices were found between 2009 and 2011....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole.
"I doubt it," Mr. Dole replied. "Reagan...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The musical "Annie" is enjoying another revival on Broadway. The show opened during the Carter administration, when America was in need of some optimism. "The sun'll come out tomorrow," sang Annie, and with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, for a...
| May 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Whether you're barbecuing in Baltimore, in Bel Air or on the bay this Memorial Day, you will pay more for staple foods because our federal government continues to pit food versus fuel.
Thanks to an unworkable federal energy policy, prices for animal...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:32 PM
There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...