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  • Pentagon fails to keep troops safe [Letter]

    Pentagon fails to keep troops safe [Letter]
    It's time that the paper generals at the Pentagon go. They are more concerned about the gays in the military and women in combat than protecting our soldiers on American soil ("Fort Hood shooting: Iraq vet was being treated for mental health issues,"...
  • Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project

    Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project
    In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval...
  • Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground
    One BRAC brought jobs and construction to Aberdeen Proving Ground and Harford County, but could military funding cuts spell the end of that prosperity? Lobbyists and military officials in Washington have been pushing for a new round of Base Closure...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground not well poised for BRAC evaluation [Editorial]

    Aberdeen Proving Ground not well poised for BRAC evaluation [Editorial]
    Writing more than 2,500 years ago in Greece, Aesop warned against procrastination in the story of the industrious ant who gathered supplies during the summer in anticipation of the coming winter and the fun-loving grasshopper who waited too long to...
  • Harford's Craig proposes $735 million budget, sharp cut in capital spending

    Harford's Craig proposes $735 million budget, sharp cut in capital spending
    Harford County Executive David Craig says he is expecting a difficult budget year ahead, and for the coming years, with only a small increase in revenue anticipated and the potential for the loss of hundreds of jobs at Aberdeen Proving Ground, the county'...
  • Gone with the wind farm?

    Gone with the wind farm?
    For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are...
  • A wind-win situation [Commentary]

    A wind-win situation [Commentary]
    There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the...
  • Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

    Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
  • Harford sheriff's new helicopter revs into action

    Harford sheriff's new helicopter revs into action
    Eagle 1, the Harford County Sheriff's Office's newly acquired Bell OH-58 helicopter, took its inaugural operational flight on the morning of April 17 in front of a crowd of leading officials in the law enforcement agency. Chief Pilot Sean Martson revved...
  • Former Navy football player acquitted in sex assault case

    Former Navy football player acquitted in sex assault case
    A former Navy football player was found not guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus party in Annapolis two years ago in a case that has drawn national scrutiny to the elite training ground for future officers of the...
  • 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...
  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...