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  • Sharp drop in federal employment expected

    Sharp drop in federal employment expected
    Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce. While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...
  • Government shutdown threatens cancellation of Navy-Air Force football game

    Government shutdown threatens cancellation of Navy-Air Force football game
    A nationally televised college football game between Navy and Air Force at a sold-out stadium in Annapolis could become one of the more visible casualties of the U.S. government shutdown. While Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Tuesday that a...
  • Community networks provide a public service [Commentary]

    Community networks provide a public service  [Commentary]
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently spoke the plain truth: "You can't grow jobs with slow Internet." This simple statement is the best explanation for why Baltimore is examining how it can use existing city assets and smart investments...
  • What's to fear from term limits? [Letter]

    What's to fear from term limits? [Letter]
    A dim view of term limits is mostly held by (who would guess) politicians and, recently, The Sun's editorial board ("The reality of term limits," Jan. 1). Why should voters fear term limits? States with term limited legislatures rank in the top half...
  • Fire tax hardly a burning need in Harford [Editorial]

    Before Harford County entertains even a notion of levying a fire tax to support the local volunteer fire and ambulance service, the citizens need to have full access to the local fire company books. During a recent meeting of a county government...
  • Helen Bentley is still tough and kind today [Commentary]

    Helen Bentley is still tough and kind today [Commentary]
    The place was the U.S. House of Representatives. The time was the mid-1980s. I was a relative newcomer to Congress from California, and the Republican conference was hosting President Ronald Reagan. The president, beloved by the members, was coasting...
  • Property damage by utilities aggravates customers

    Property damage by utilities aggravates customers
    Brie Daugherty doesn't object to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. replacing a gas line in her Arbutus neighborhood. It's the flooded basement — courtesy of a sewer line broken by a BGE contractor — that bothers her. "Obviously the...
  • Budget deal: Better than nothing [Editorial]

    Budget deal: Better than nothing  [Editorial]
    At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
  • Md. approves BGE rate increase, surcharge

    Md. approves BGE rate increase, surcharge
    Customers of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will start paying more for the delivery of electricity and natural gas after Maryland regulators approved this year's second rate increase Friday and also OK'd a monthly surcharge on electric bills over the...
  • O'Malley names energy executive to PSC

    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday appointed Anne E. Hoskins, an executive with a New Jersey-based energy company, to the powerful board that regulates utility rates in Maryland. Hoskins, a Baltimore resident, would fill the vacancy left on the Public...
  • Oakland Mills community organizer to run in District 13

    Oakland Mills community organizer to run in District 13
    Fred Eiland has thought about running for office for the past five years. And on his birthday — July 23 — he made it official by filing for the state delegate race in District 13. Eiland, 58, a Democrat from Columbia, said that public...
  • Paid for doing nothing?

    Paid for doing nothing?
    I went to the Motor Vehicles Administration recently to obtain an ID card for my elderly father, and the line was out the door. Yet near the counter was a sign, left over from last week, stating that the MVA would be closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and...