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  • Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel

    Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel
    State highway officials are urging motorists heading north and west for the holidays to be cautious, given winter weather conditions expected in some areas in the coming days. The weather could complicate holiday travel and celebration plans as people...
  • Wednesday forecast: Winter weather advisory in effect

    Wednesday forecast: Winter weather advisory in effect
    A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. for much of the Baltimore area as a wintry mix of snow and sleet with pockets of freezing rain moves in from the south, the National Weather Service reported. Forecasters said the mix of...
  • Environmental activists rally for fracking conference

    Environmental activists rally for fracking conference
    Environmental activists met Saturday at the University of Baltimore to organize a push for a legislative ban on the natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — casting the issue as a fight pitting the little...
  • Ski resorts see promising winter season

    Ski resorts see promising winter season
    The wicked warm spell that bedeviled the region's ski areas last year has been broken. Snow guns, ably assisted by Wednesday's surprise storm, are turning the brownscape of late fall into the dazzling white of winter. "That storm gave us a big kick. We'...
  • Maryland's state parks help drive local economies

    Maryland's state parks help drive local economies
    The new green at Maryland's state parks is cash, and lots of it. This has been a banner year for the 66 parks, which logged nearly 11 million visitors by early December, 1.1 million more than at the same point last year. Long the destination of day...
  • Senators challenge federal denial of aid to Marylanders hit by Sandy

    Senators challenge federal denial of aid to Marylanders hit by Sandy
    U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy — calling on President Barack Obama and federal emergency officials to rethink the...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Surfing regionals Through today, May 12: The Eastern Surfing Association's 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships will be held in Ocean City off the beach near 48th Street. For hours, registration and more information, call 800-399-6820 or...
  • Unions do their business on taxpayers' dime

    It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual. The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not &#...
  • Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer

    Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer
    Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88. "Ernie was one hell of a trade...
  • Six decades later, sons seek answers on death of Detrick scientist

    Six decades later, sons seek answers on death of Detrick scientist
    First, the Army told Frank Olson's sons that the Fort Detrick scientist's death in a fall from a 13th-floor window of a New York hotel had been an accident. Then a presidential commission revealed that the CIA had given an unwitting Olson LSD as part of...
  • Christmas tree that escaped Sandy's wrath arrives in Baltimore

    Christmas tree that escaped Sandy's wrath arrives in Baltimore
    Welcoming guests to a Baltimore hotel this holiday season will be a Sandy refugee — a tall, graceful Christmas tree that escaped the massive storm's high winds and unexpected snow. The 22-foot-high Douglas fir arrived at the Royal Sonesta Harbor...
  • Crisfield rallies for community Thanksgiving dinner

    Crisfield rallies for community Thanksgiving dinner
    Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But the storm hasn't dampened the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave. Scores of...