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  • Columbia Families in Nature introduces the great outdoors

    Columbia Families in Nature introduces the great outdoors
    On a recent Sunday at Gorman Farm in Laurel, Alex Sanchez-Henry gently pushed a handful of green leaves aside as he peered at the ground beneath him. With his other hand, the 9-year-old Ellicott City resident reached toward the ground and pulled out his...
  • Environmental groups concerned about looming water rule fight in Senate

    Environmental groups concerned about looming water rule fight in Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
  • Obama to nominate Colvin to lead Social Security

    Obama to nominate Colvin to lead Social Security
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday will formally nominate Carolyn W. Colvin to head the Social Security Administration, where she has served as acting commissioner since last year. The decision comes as the Woodlawn-based agency has been...
  • Cardin's shadowy attackers [Letter]

    Cardin's shadowy attackers [Letter]
    My household recently received two mailers attacking Del. Jon Cardin from a group that calls itself "Marylanders for Integrity in Government PAC" and credited "Anne Adoryan, Treasurer." The return address was a post office box in Hampden. When I checked...
  • Apartments, stores planned at site of old Annapolis theater

    Apartments, stores planned at site of old Annapolis theater
    The owner of the Eastport Plaza shopping center in Annapolis and a development team from Baltimore plan to build a $45 million, 200-unit apartment complex at the site of the neighborhood’s former theater. Plans call for a seven-story complex...
  • The Baltimore inquisition [Commentary]

    The Baltimore inquisition [Commentary]
    What if any time a citizen spoke at a city council meeting to oppose a policy, the city could later order the citizen to go to court, produce all his private emails, and be interrogated by the city's lawyer? That would be a great policy … if your...
  • The IRS scandal is less political but more threatening than it seems

    The IRS scandal is less political but more threatening than it seems
    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Laurel's Fourth sprouts from sleepy town celebration to city fireworks splash [Old Town Laurel]

    Laurel's Fourth sprouts from sleepy town celebration to city fireworks splash [Old Town Laurel]
    In a matter of days, Laurel and the nation will celebrate America's birthday. The local effort will be held on Saturday, July 5, and kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. The procession will move along Fourth Street from Montgomery Street, culminating at...
  • Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day

    Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day
    A slow but steady trickle of Route 40-area voters hit the polls Tuesday morning in Harford County to cast their ballots for what many are calling a less-than-eventful primary election. Some of the more popular polling sites, like Aberdeen High School...
  • Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role

    Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role
    Baltimore's police civilian review board has concerns that a new effort to garner input from the board is not meaningful, an official told a City Council committee on Wednesday night.  After years of neglect, the department has been making strides to...
  • It's time to take a dive into Maryland's water diversions

    It's time to take a dive into Maryland's water diversions
    While those who live in and around Maryland know something about the water-based diversions in the Free State, chances are they haven’t explored a fraction of what there is to see and do—especially in summer, when tubing, kayaking and...
  • What to call Washington's football team? Easy: The Potomacs [Letter]

    What to call Washington's football team? Easy: The Potomacs [Letter]
    It was ironic for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use the term "Native Americans" recently when referring to descendants of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this continent before Europeans arrived ("Redskins name controversy heats up with federal...