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  • Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association

    Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association
    For the third consecutive year, The Aegis was honored as Newspaper of the Year among the state's largest circulation non-daily papers by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association during the organization's annual awards luncheon Friday. Aegis...
  • Siddiqui wants to 'bring innovation to politics' in District 13

    Siddiqui wants to 'bring innovation to politics' in District 13
    Nayab Siddiqui filed for a delegate seat in Howard County's District 13 on the day of the filing deadline. But, he said, he has been thinking about taking on a role in public service for much longer than that. "I am nothing but a reflection of the...
  • Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather

    Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather
    Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake. It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
  • Power plant subsidies were never needed [Commentary]

    Power plant subsidies were never needed [Commentary]
    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) currently has an opportunity to ensure that Maryland consumers are not on the hook to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidized electricity that will be generated at Competitive Power Ventures'...
  • Cove Point opponents, supporters flood state with comments

    Cove Point opponents, supporters flood state with comments
    Opponents and supporters of plans to export liquefied natural gas from a Southern Maryland facility flooded state regulators with more than 60,000 letters Wednesday, the deadline for public comments on one aspect of the proposal. The Cove Point complex...
  • Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers

    Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers
    Maryland regulators have launched an investigation into the practices of several energy suppliers in the wake of winter rate spikes that drew howls of complaints from customers. The state Public Service Commission ordered five companies to demonstrate...
  • Payday in Annapolis [Editorial]

    Payday in Annapolis  [Editorial]
    How easy it is to rail against the salaries of elected officials. Embedded deeply in the human psyche is the near-certainty that somewhere, somehow the people who hold public office are getting away with unarmed robbery. It's a suspicion that's easy to...
  • After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey

    After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey
    State Sen. James N. Robey says there was no grand ambition, no plan to ascend to where he now sits as majority leader of the Maryland Senate, or to have made the unusual leaps from Howard County police chief to county executive to legislator. Things...
  • Governor to propose 3 percent tuition hike, no tax increase

    Governor to propose 3 percent tuition hike, no tax increase
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said he plans to unveil a $39 billion spending plan Wednesday that contains no new taxes or fees but calls for a 3 percent increase in college tuition. The final budget of O'Malley's two terms fails to reach the goal he set early...
  • Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

    Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it
    Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce. For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict,...
  • Md. regulators urge customers to conserve energy

    Md. regulators urge customers to conserve energy
    The state's utility regulators are asking Marylanders to conserve energy as demand caused by the cold snap puts extra pressure on the region's power grid. Higher electricity use means the regional grid operator "is managing a very tight power supply,...
  • Better off waiting on liquor board legislation [Editorial]

    Better off waiting on liquor board legislation [Editorial]
    The Harford County Liquor Control Board is unique among government entities in the county. It is established as a function of state law, but its members are appointed by the county executive. It is empowered to both enforce and adjudicate a book of...