Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Looking ahead to the strange and unknown in weather.
Tuesday, February 19
By Lauren Kirkwood, Capital News Service From potential heat waves to increased cases of respiratory illness and outbreaks of infectious disease, Maryland scientists are looking to predict how climate change will affect health in order to help communities across the state prepare. Looking ahead at the possible impact of global warming will give states and cities the chance to enact plans to protect those especially vulnerable to public health threats, including infants, the elderly and people with allergies or other medical conditions, scientists said. In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama noted 12 of the hottest years on record have fallen in the past 15 years, and said if Congress fails to act to prepare the nation …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
View the schedule of notable speakers on opening night at the Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic National Convention kicks off at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Charlotte, NC, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is among the notable speakers for the evening. O'Malley is scheduled to lead off the 10 p.m. time slot. Also speaking Tuesday from the Washington, DC, region is former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine. Kaine, who will speak late in the 6-7 p.m. hour, is currently running for Senate. The list of notable speakers for Tuesday evening is below: The full schedule for Tuesday evening at the Democratic National Convention can be found on The Wall Street Journal. Will you watch the governor speak? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, July 20, 2012
16 teams of chefs and farmers from around Maryland gathered at the Government House in Annapolis to share their locally sourced food and drink.
The fifth annual Buy Local Cookout at the Government House in Annapolis kicked off a week-long challenge for Marylanders to incorporate locally sourced foods into their meals. "Buy Local Challenge Week" runs from July 21 to 29, and asks people to eat at least one meal that uses ingredients that were produced in the state, according to a press release. Sixteen teams of chefs and local producers from around the state gathered at the Government House Thursday evening to showcase their locally sourced products and recipes. Westin chef James Barrett said this was his second year at the event. He said the restaurant isn't doing anything special for buy local week. "We're buy local all year," Barrett said. "Since we opened the focus has been on …
Friday, June 1, 2012
A delegate says the governor's redistricting plan cuts the county into pieces that "make absolutely no sense."
Delegate Nicholaus Kipke (R-31st District), of Pasadena, delivered thousands of signed petitions to the Maryland Secretary of State on Thursday night calling for a referendum on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting plan. Kipke called the redistricted map "gerrymandered," and has gathered petitions signed by MDPetitions.com. He said there are now more than the required number of signatures to pass the first threshold on getting the congressional redistricting plan onto November ballots for voters. “The people are once again telling Governor O’Malley and his democratic allies that they are not doing right by the people,” Kipke said in the release. “The O’Malley map cuts our county into pieces that make absolutely no sense.” …