| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Howard County won five awards from the National Association of Counties this week for innovative programs and services it offers to residents.
The county took home a "Best in Class" award in the Community/Economic Development category for the "Pitch...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:33 AM
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently awarded the Howard County Public School System a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, the school system announced last week.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:33 AM
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, told a reporter last month that threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress agrees to defund Obamacare was "the dumbest idea I've ever heard." He was absolutely right. It wasn't...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:40 AM
As I write, dueling leaf blowers compete, a lawn mower powerful enough for a golf course grinds around a small grassy plot, a jack hammer dril-il-il-il-il-ils the surface of Roland Avenue, cars honk at the intersection, and a police car (one of dozens...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Torrey Kurtzner sees the 10 months he signed up to spend at disaster sites across the United States as a springboard into adulthood.
The work could take him to the next Moore, Okla., devastated three months ago by a tornado, or the next New Jersey...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:16 AM
The following comments were to be presented to the Harford County Council this week. A copy of the remarks was provided in advance for publication.
Good Evening. Council President Boniface, Council Members and those in attendance. We appreciate being...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:58 PM
The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:31 PM
To visit the new national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank.
On the plus side: There would be plenty of parking.
Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Space...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
If Edward Snowden "faced the consequences" of his actions, he would spend the rest of his life in isolated torture or even be executed ("Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race,'" June 28). It's no wonder he prefers a life on the run. Some call him a traitor;...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Joseph O'Farrell searched the crowd of cheering same-sex marriage proponents for his husband.
Before the couple connected, O'Farrell sent Rafael Ramirez a quick text message: "Yay!"
For the Laurel couple, the...