| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Critics of the Constellation Energy Group-Exelon Corp. merger called Monday for doubling the rate credit for utility customers to $200, even as the companies offered other concessions, including building a new downtown Baltimore headquarters.
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday urged Republicans running for president to do more to encourage investment in renewable energy, and pledged to be a "cheerleader" for the issue.
The former California governor was honored in Washington on Monday night as...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Weekly update from the city manager
•There's only a couple weeks left for residents to take advantage of free bulky item and hazardous waste pickups.
Every year, residents are allowed two free bulky item pickups and one hazardous waste pickup....
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Spirits were bright at the Laguna Beach Seniors Inc. luncheon despite dull, gray skies outside.
The 19th annual luncheon was held Monday at Tivoli Terrace. There were few empty seats, despite the inclement weather, and the atmosphere was festive —...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:34 PM
When Randall Horn moved to the new Magnolia Park Estates subdivision three years ago from Boston, he considered his new home to be suburban Orlando, with an easy jaunt on the 429 to get downtown.
Horn knew he resided in Apopka and paid taxes there, but...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Exelon Corp., which has agreed to acquire Constellation Energy Group in a $7.9 billion deal, is seeking information on available commercial space in downtown Baltimore that could house the combined company's competitive power and "green" energy businesses...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Howard County will soon allow residents to add banana peels, egg shells and even old pizza boxes to their recyclables, becoming one of the first East Coast localities to start a large-scale composting program.
The county is asking almost 5,000 Elkridge...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:03 AM
The very least a home or condominium owner can expect after a hurricane or major storm is to deal with debris, possibly branches, leaves and garbage. A relatively new product dubbed the “dumpster in a bag” could help, especially considering...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Almost two years ago, the city's Environmental Committee proposed a ban on plastic bags in Laguna — and now some action may finally be seen.
The city's Water Quality Department has begun the process of creating an ordinance, pending a California...
| Aug 16, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years.
And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:04 AM
Some companies with interests in Maryland have found a new way to show support for Gov. Martin O'Malley: They're contributing tens of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Governors Association.
Last December, O'Malley took the helm of the DGA, where as...