| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:22 PM
On good days, the Tiber Hudson tributary of the Patapsco is a pleasant part of the scenery in Historic Ellicott City as it flows through a stone channel by Tonge Row, beneath Tiber Alley alongside Main Street and past the B&O Railroad Museum before it...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Anne Arundel County's proposed stormwater fee provided newly appointed County Executive Laura Neuman with her first leadership test, and she failed. Her veto puts the county at risk of sanctions if it does not enact a fee structure by July 1, yet she...
| Nov 9, 2012
Construction equipment is in place at 2425 Whiteford Road in Whiteford and it appears the long-awaited clean up of arsenic-contaminated soil from a 26-acre parcel at that address is poised to begin any day, according to the Maryland Department of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
More than a few Catholic bishops spent this election feverishly warning their flock that voting for Barack Obama put their souls at risk and posed a grave threat to religious liberty. Now that the president has been re-elected with a majority of...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Maryland's state government desperately wants you to plug up your leaky house in order to use less electricity. To get homeowners on board, the Empower Maryland program is offering 50 percent rebates of up to $3,150 on retrofit projects that make your...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
To the age-old question of how many conservatives does it take to screw in a light bulb, we now have a definitive answer: Just one, but it will take him weeks to chase down a vintage incandescent bulb because he won't touch an energy-efficient one.
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Marge Cissel is pressing her right index finger into the cover of a white loose-leaf binder containing a new state law limiting the use of septic systems, urging restricted development rights for some farm property. She's had the binder for months now,...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:26 AM
There has been much in the news following the end of the 2013 General Assembly session about Gov. Martin O'Malley's "Rain Tax."
This law was actually passed in 2012, and at the time I called it the worst bill passed that year. It forces Maryland's...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:30 AM
For years, the ill effects of improperly dumped hazardous wastes was a hot topic in the media. However, it seems as though only big name corporations that get caught disposing colossal amounts of waste get covered today. Candy Thomson's recent report...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Federal officials shut the government down as Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore late last month, but NOAA employee Holly Bamford remained hard at work.
While heavy rain and wind lashed her Silver Spring office, the National Ocean Service manager oversaw...
| May 7, 2013
Something is killing the honey bees of Maryland.
Close to 60 percent of the managed hives died last fall and over the winter — about twice the national average, according to the state bee inspector and local keepers.
"I had a healthy hive that...