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  • Washington Monument is reopening after years of repairs

    The Washington Monument will emerge bruised but not broken for its grand reopening Monday, when visitors will once again be zipping up the elevators of the capital's tallest attraction. The 555-foot obelisk has been closed since August 2011, when a rare...
  • Washington Monument draws crowds as it reopens after renovations

    Washington Monument draws crowds as it reopens after renovations
    After three years of renovations, the Washington Monument reopened to the public Monday with some visible bruises, as thousands gathered to celebrate the restoration of the capital’s tallest monument. "Today" show weatherman Al Roker, Interior...
  • Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck

    Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck
    The good news is that the Washington Monument emerged from its post-earthquake face-lift with a splashy reopening ceremony Monday. The not-so-good news: Reserve tickets for the Washington, D.C., icon are sold out through late June and around Fourth of...
  • Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton

    Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton
    WTMD's First Thursdays concert last night -- the first of the season -- could be described in many ways, but "damp" comes to mind first. At 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the concert began at its new home (Canton Waterfront Park), rain interrupted what...
  • FlowerMart's Baltimore charm draws thousands to Mt. Vernon

    FlowerMart's Baltimore charm draws thousands to Mt. Vernon
    Lifelong Baltimore resident Richard Greene has been coming to FlowerMart for nearly 50 years. The 63-year-old retired state employee, who now lives in Tuscany-Canterbury, is one of approximately 40,000 people expected to attend the two-day festival, a...
  • Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

    Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower
    In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying...
  • Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore

    Two found dead in Southwest Baltimore
    A woman sleeping next to her child in her Southwest Baltimore home awoke to the sound of three or four gunshots. Her husband told her to get down. After a few moments, they looked out the window to an empty street. No one was running. Nothing looked out...
  • Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood

    Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood
    The scaffolds enshrouding Baltimore's Washington Monument offer passersby a temporary skyline change, but some residents and small-business owners in the Mount Vernon neighborhood worry about the two-year project's impact on their lifestyles and...
  • Anguish and uncertainty in search for Washington mudslide victims

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River. The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
  • Local drone business planning to fly

    Local drone business planning to fly
    At least one local business is planning to fly drones over Baltimore after a judge ruled that there is no law prohibiting the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft. Terry Kilby, who with his wife, Belinda, published a book last year of aerial...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...