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By Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun Consumers can donate hotel reward points to wounded warriors and their families starting today. The “Hotels for Heroes” program, created by bipartisan federal legislation passed in December, is designed to defray travel costs of wounded veterans being treated by the military health system and family and friends visiting them. Six […]

By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun Last year, Aaron Marchanti invited his father to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. On Monday, he returned to the event to honor him. Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, a member of the Maryland National Guard who went to Afghanistan to help train that country’s […]

(Baltimore, Maryland) The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland in Baltimore County played lacrosse for 24 hours straight to help wounded service members around the country.“There’s 10-year-olds playing and 55- to 65-year-olds playing. So, it’s all over the place as to what time everyone’s playing,” organizer Tyler Steinhardt said. Steinhardt and his fellow classmates at Boys’ […]

By David Ignatius, The Washington Post The House intelligence committee used to be one of the meanest snake pits in Congress, a place where members were so busy sniping at each other that they failed to provide effective oversight of the intelligence community. It was a model of what was wrong with Washington. Amazingly enough, […]

By Nick Gestido, Patch Newsletter If you become the victim of a heart attack in Baltimore County, your chances of survival just got better. The Baltimore County Fire Department announced Thursday morning that it received almost $2 million in federal grant money to purchase state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment for victims of cardiac arrest. The fire department received […]

December 21, 2011 Letter to the Editor, The Baltimore Sun Last week, Congress passed legislation authorizing spending for our country’s 16 intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fact that the bill passed with little fanfare in this heated political climate makes a big […]

December 14, 2011 By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE- The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be available in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the national anthem, Fort McHenry and […]

By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON – Rep. C.A Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, and Republican committee Chairman Mike Rogers announced legislation Wednesday that would allow the government to share classified information on potential cyber attacks with American businesses. The bipartisan bill would give the National Security Agency […]

By Peter B. de Selding, Space News SAN ANTONIO — The top two members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Oct. 19 said U.S. launch costs must come down to help the United States maintain its intelligence-gathering capability during a time of reduced budgets. Addressing the Geoint 2011 conference here, Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) […]

By The State Column Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) will welcome Maryland troops home from Afghanistan tomorrow, Saturday, October 15, 2011. About 60 members of the Maryland National Guard 313th Movement Control Battalion based in Curtis Bay served a 1-year deployment in Afghanistan developing ways to transport cargo and supplies by land, air and sea. […]