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  • Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project

    Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project
    Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator,...
  • Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]

    Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]
    If you work in Maryland, you have good reason to be concerned about climate change and to be in favor of more clean energy like land-based wind power. Unfortunately, a bill moving in Annapolis right now would severely handicap Maryland's ability to pursue...
  • 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...
  • 'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]

    'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]
    "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will show you with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people." When 19th century British statesman W. E. Gladstone supposedly staked this claim, the world knew nothing of DNA...
  • Navy slotback Will McKamey in coma after collapse at practice

    Navy slotback Will McKamey in coma after collapse at practice
    Navy football player Will McKamey remained in critical condition late Sunday at Maryland Shock Trauma, one day after he sustained a brain injury during a spring practice in Annapolis, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Kara McKamey posted on Facebook...