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  • Distracted driving

    Distracted driving
    Strange as it may sound, only a few years ago Marylanders were heatedly debating whether to ban drivers from text-messaging on their cell phones while behind the wheel. The dangers of "distracted driving" were an illusion, opponents claimed,...
  • As holiday nears, BWI moves to ease crunch on land, in air

    As holiday nears, BWI moves to ease crunch on land, in air
    With the busiest travel period of the year just a few anxious days away, BWI Marshall Airport is in an all-out push to burnish its reputation as the "easy come, easy go" airport. Wednesday morning, federal security officials added BWI to a pre-...
  • Clocks to spring forward this weekend for daylight savings

    Clocks to spring forward this weekend for daylight savings
    Forward. It's more than a presidential campaign slogan. It's also a directive on the second Sunday of March — this weekend — for clocks in the United States to move forward one hour under daylight-saving time. This means more afternoon sun....
  • Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

    Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave
    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
  • Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI

    Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI
    With the BWI Marshall Airport terminal as a backdrop, Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation took turns Friday bashing mandatory federal budget cuts they said could harm not only air travel but local businesses that rely on passenger...
  • Surcharges likely for gas pipeline replacement

    Surcharges likely for gas pipeline replacement
    When Maryland utilities replace their gas pipelines, customers have had to fork out extra money afterward — not during. But that's poised to change. Both chambers of Maryland's General Assembly, citing safety concerns, approved measures this...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be rainy, with a high near 86 and southeast winds 5 to 9 miles per hour. There is an 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. New rainfall amounts between one tenth and one quarter...
  • State police to target truckers parked on I-83

    State troopers on Friday will begin a new enforcement effort targeting truckers and other commercial vehicle drivers who illegally park along Interstate 83 in Baltimore County, according to the Maryland State Police. The practice, which has increased...
  • Maryland to expand Howard County rest area as safety measure

    Maryland to expand Howard County rest area as safety measure
    David Lones pulled his red and silver 18-wheeler off Interstate 95 South into the Maryland Welcome Center in Savage shortly after 5 p.m., some 12 hours after his day started in New Hampshire and in time to get a parking space for the night. He's not...
  • Feds investigating BWI flights to Cuba

    Feds investigating BWI flights to Cuba
    It was undoubtedly exciting news: Baltimore would become one of the few spots in the U.S. offering flights to Cuba, a Communist nation largely off-limits to American travelers. But one critical item had been overlooked: the paperwork. The Florida travel...
  • Doctors' group pushes for new child safety seat standards in Maryland

    Doctors' group pushes for new child safety seat standards in Maryland
    A Maryland doctors' group is pushing legislation to bolster the state's child safety seat laws, a move designed to better protect toddlers from head, neck and spinal injuries during accidents. The Maryland State Medical Society, also known as MedChi,...
  • Bigger trucks spell big trouble on Maryland's roads

    Bigger trucks spell big trouble on Maryland's roads
    In meetings with members of Congress and their staffs this month, I was very clear about my reason for being there: AAA Mid-Atlantic is strongly opposed, on behalf of its members and all motorists, to any increase in the size and weight of tractor-trailer...