- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
- U.N. rights chief: Flight MH17 downing possible war crime
- Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, mostly children
- Calif. protesters to block Israel-owned ships at Port of Oakland
- Obama to give Africa $38M, but tells young leaders: Stop ‘making excuses’ for economy
- Diapered toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons
Question of the Day
The addresses of donors are available at the board’s Annapolis office, but in the past, the board has charged $20 to $100 for electronic or mailed requests. Mr. Goldstein said such requests were made mostly by reporters and political consultants.
The board first began posting campaign-finance information online in 2000.
Prison ordered to cut water use
State environmental officials have ordered a prison to draw less water from an Eastern Shore aquifer where hundreds of residents have had wells go dry.
The Eastern Correctional Institution in Princess Anne, the state’s largest prison, has been drawing nearly 10 times more water than permitted from the Manokin aquifer on the Lower Eastern Shore.
Though the Maryland Department of the Environment said it is not clear whether the prison has caused more than 120 private wells to go dry in Somerset and Wicomico counties, the department ordered the prison yesterday to cut its usage within a month from 230,000 gallons a day to its permitted 25,000 gallons a day.
Also yesterday, the governor’s office announced that residents affected by dry wells would be eligible for grants or loans from the state to help dig new ones.
The assistance will be determined by income level, which some residents call unfair.
Official seeks to ban electronic billboards
Anne Arundel County Council member Jamie Benoit wants to ban electronic billboards along county roads.
He thinks that the moving words and pictures on the high-tech signs are distracting for drivers and contribute to traffic accidents.
The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce said the county has seven or eight of the signs.
Chamber President Bob Burdon said the chamber has not taken a position, but he thinks a height restriction would reduce distractions.
By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
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- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- D.C. police chief orders officers not to arrest legal gun owners carrying weapons in public
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state
- CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more
- Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-up
- 'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war
- DeSean Jackson working on offensive cohesiveness with Redskins teammates
- Washington Times strikes content and marketing partnership with Redskins
- D.C. seeks stay in order striking down ban on handguns in public
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