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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2013
A coalition of groups concerned with redevelopment of downtown Annapolis is forming to fight a City Dock rezoning plan being promoted by Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen. Members of the Coalition to Save Annapolis say they will formally launch their effort Tuesday. The coalition is composed of groups including the Ward One Residents Association, the Annapolis Business Association, the Historic Annapolis Foundation the United States Yacht Shows, the Fleet Reserve Club, and individual homeowners and business owners.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
A 20-group coalition on Thursday called on state regulators to reject a proposed merger between Chicago energy giant Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc., citing Exelon's track record on the environment and fears the deal would give it too much power in the state. Exelon, the parent company of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., ComEd and PECO, in April announced a $6.9 billion deal to acquire the smaller Washington-based utility company, which owns Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric as well as Pepco.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
A coalition that advocates for cuts to military spending is calling on Maryland to establish a military downsizing commission to help the state deal with the result of reductions already underway. Fund Our Communities, made up of 60-some political, veteran, faith and union organizations, said Wednesday that it is asking legislators to launch a jobs-focused commission "tasked with developing plans and policies to ensure a competitive advantage for Maryland" as military spending falls.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A diverse coalition of business groups, unions and transit advocates is urging Maryland voters to put a constitutional "lockbox" on state transportation funds, making it harder for governors and lawmakers to divert the money to other purposes. Andrew Feldman, a spokesman for the coalition, said more than a dozen groups will contribute money to back Question 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot, which would for the first time give transportation funding explicit protection in the state Constitution.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence will receive a $1 million Department of Justice grant to expand a program that identifies women who are at high risk of domestic violence, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said Wednesday. The statewide initiative trains police and hospital staff to assess the possibility of domestic violence homicides when they first confront victims and quickly direct those women to shelters or other services. Vice President Joe Biden mentioned the effort during an event in Montgomery County this month.
NEWS
February 6, 1994
The Aberdeen Proving Ground Superfund Citizens Coalition is sponsoring a public meeting Thursday to provide an overview of environmental cleanup issues at the county weapons-testing and research installation.The meeting is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Joppatowne High School, 555 Joppa Farm Road in Joppa.Representatives of 30 community groups have been invited. Others are welcome.The coalition is a private group seeking to increase public awareness of environmental issues related to the proving ground, which plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up old dump sites.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | April 10, 1994
TOKYO -- Japan's rainbow coalition confronted the threat of a breakup yesterday as leaders of its eight parties failed to agree on policies that a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa should follow.Nominally, they promised to choose a new leader from within their ranks and elect him prime minister by the end of this week. But quarrels among themselves belied the credibility of their pledge.Leaders of the Japan Renewal Party and the Buddhist-backed Komei (Clean Government)
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 29, 2002
WHEN FORMER Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Carol Parham announced cuts last year in arts programs to make room for more reading classes, a group of Severna Park parents rose up in indignation. The parents did not want to sacrifice the outstanding music and art programs at schools like Severna Park Middle School. To voice such sentiments and to convey those feelings to the school board, they formed the Anne Arundel Coalition for Balanced Excellence in Education. The coalition brought a lawsuit against the county that was heard by the State Board of Education.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | November 24, 1992
And now we add another cornerstone to the fabled vocabulary of college football.In the spirit of "Golden Dome" and "Rose Bowl" and "sugar daddy" and other touchstone phrases of the game, we add a new name to send shivers down your spine: The Bubba Coalition.OK, so it's going to take awhile to get used to the name, especially since I just made it up. But it should catch on. If the coalition doesn't blow up first, that is.Perhaps an explanation is in order. College football looks the same this year, but it's not. There's a new political order.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | November 14, 1990
MOSCOW -- Russian leader Boris N. Yeltsin said yesterday that Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had accepted in principle his proposal for a coalition government including representatives of the Russian Federation and other republics.But Vitaly Ignatenko, spokesman for Mr. Gorbachev, said the Soviet president had no plans to ask for the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Nikolai I. Ryzhkov. Apparently, Mr. Gorbachev foresees a coalition government's taking shape not immediately but in the long run, as part of a reorganization of the Soviet Union under a new treaty to be signed by the republics on a voluntary basis.
NEWS
By Frederic Hill and Sam Gardiner | September 18, 2014
Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to learn the wrong lessons from history — and by avoiding the previous mistakes, plow ahead without understanding the causes of their failure. President Barack Obama is now in danger of steering a perilous course in confronting the threat of Islamic State in the Middle East (also known as ISIS or ISIL)
NEWS
By Dane Egli | July 27, 2014
The violence erupting on the former battlefields of Operation Iraqi Freedom coupled with the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan raises new concerns over the recent exchange of five Taliban commanders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The swap conflicted with traditional hostage recovery policy and trading of war prisoners and may lead our enemies to conclude that we're now willing to negotiate with kidnappers - potentially endangering lives abroad. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, was himself an insurgent detainee released by the U.S. in 2009.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Janice H. Wilcox, former chief of staff for higher-education programs at the U.S. Department of Education and founder and CEO of Education Resources Group, died June 26 of neuroendocrine disease at her Towson home. She was 73. "Janice was the founder of the Patuxent Women's Coalition, and I was a member long before I became a City Councilwoman," said Sharon Green Middleton. "She touched my life, and I will always be grateful to her. She was the kind of person who did the little things in life well.
NEWS
By Daniel R. Green | July 10, 2014
When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully participating in the national life and politics of a post-Saddam Iraq. All across Al-Anbar province and throughout the Sunni Arab community, the tide of the al-Qaida insurgency had receded as Iraqis rejected the Islamist movement's harsh Sharia rule, raw brutality and false promise of a better future.
NEWS
April 25, 2014
Last Saturday, almost 100 people gathered in Symphony Woods to learn more about the two proposals for development there. The Coalition to Save Symphony Woods did a great job of helping us to understand them, their history, and their impact on the Woods and Columbia. Most striking to us was the negative impact that three features of the Inner Arbor corporation's proposal will have if it is allowed to proceed. The misnamed "Picnic Table" (only 18 inches off the ground) will cut across the Woods, making access through them difficult.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete. The Maryland Coaltion of Transgender Equality says opponents of the bill are pushing misinformation, possibly in an effort to collect enough petition signatures to put the legislation up for a referendum vote -- just as was accomplished by opponents of Maryland's same-sex marriage bill.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
More than 30 black leaders in Howard County have formed an independent coalition to endorse political candidates who support black interests, and to use their influence against elected officials who do not.The African American Coalition For Howard County hopes to affect the outcome of many local and statewide races in Tuesday's primary election and to become a permanent, unifying fixture, organizers said."
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 3, 2005
Led by Wal-Mart's longtime opponents in organized labor, a new coalition of about 50 groups - including environmentalists, community organizations, state lawmakers and academics - is planning the first coordinated assault intended to press the company to change the way it does business. In the next few months, those critics say, they will speak with one voice in print advertising, videos and books attacking the company. They plan to put forward an association of disenchanted Wal-Mart employees, current and former, to complain about what they call poverty-level wages and stingy benefits.
NEWS
By Craig R. Wonson | February 2, 2014
Two recent incidents in Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of more than 30 civilians. The first was a U.S. airstrike in support of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in Parwan Province, the second a Taliban suicide attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul. The circumstances surrounding these two incidents were significantly different. The airstrike was reportedly conducted in-extremis to help save the lives of Afghan and U.S. forces trapped by heavy Taliban fire. In contrast, the Taliban attack on the restaurant was designed to kill as many civilians as possible.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
A coalition that advocates for cuts to military spending is calling on Maryland to establish a military downsizing commission to help the state deal with the result of reductions already underway. Fund Our Communities, made up of 60-some political, veteran, faith and union organizations, said Wednesday that it is asking legislators to launch a jobs-focused commission "tasked with developing plans and policies to ensure a competitive advantage for Maryland" as military spending falls.
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