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  • Foley, new Fort Meade commander, braces for more cuts

    Foley, new Fort Meade commander, braces for more cuts
    Col. Brian Foley has taken command of Fort Meade at a challenging time for the U.S. military. With the end of the war in Iraq in 2011 and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan next year, growth in defense spending was already expected to taper. Then...
  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown
    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
  • Harford Sheriff's Office announces aviation unit

    Harford Sheriff's Office announces aviation unit
    The Harford Sheriff's Office announced the creation of an aviation unit with the acquisition of a Bell OH-58 helicopter named "Eagle 1." Sheriff L. Jesse Bane said the part-time unit should be fully functional by the beginning of 2014. "If an...
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
  • Federal government shutdown would hurt workers, Maryland economy

    A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
  • Local artist shows true 'colors' for Pleasant Plains musical [Towson]

    Local artist shows true 'colors' for Pleasant Plains musical [Towson]
    So many of our schools in Baltimore County – and Towson, in particular – make a strong effort to find ways to work with parents and other community members.Pleasant Plains Elementary School is no exception. Recently, it partnered with local...
  • Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home

    Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home
    Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing." Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...
  • Special military leave for same-sex marriages often denied

    Special military leave for same-sex marriages often denied
    When the Department of Defense announced it would begin offering benefits to same-sex spouses, it also announced its intention to grant up to 10 days of special leave for military personnel who needed to travel more than 100 miles to a locale where same-...
  • Tom Clancy dies at 66

    Tom Clancy dies at 66
    Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" subsequently inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 66. His...
  • Navy-Air Force football game is cleared to be played Saturday

    Navy-Air Force football game is cleared to be played Saturday
    The football game between Navy and Air Force in Annapolis will be played as scheduled despite the continuing shutdown of the U.S. government, Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Wednesday night. “The secretary of defense has...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • As far as Navy football knows, it's playing Duke on Saturday

    As far as Navy football knows, it's playing Duke on Saturday
    After beating service academy rival Air Force Saturday in Annapolis, Navy (3-1) is planning to play Duke this week, Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Sunday night. The Midshipmen are scheduled to play the Blue Devils (3-2) Saturday at Wallace...