May 8, 2014
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance launched a countywide anti-litter and clean-up campaign on Thursday at Lutherville Laboratory Elementary School. To start off the Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge, the two officials led some 300 kindergarten through third-grade students, most clad in varying shades of green T-shirts, in rousing choruses of the campaign's mantra, "Don't Drop It! Don't Drop It! Pick It Up!"
April 20, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor? Simply look at the filth on the roads of Maryland and ask, should anyone in the current administration remain? It's a disgrace! Charles Parker - To respond to this letter, send an email to email@example.com . Please include your name and contact information.
April 1, 2014
It's kitten season, which is the time of year animal shelters are flooded with young cats. It can be overwhelming for shelters, which can lack the space, funding, and the people to care for young kittens, some of which need to be bottle-fed every few hours, and many of which must be weaned, spayed/neutered, and then adopted. It's also when well-meaning animal lovers come through the doors with feral litters they've found outside. The experts at Best Friends Animal Society, which runs one of the largest no-kill shelters in the world and works to end shelter deaths of dogs and cats, say that while people have the best of intentions in rescuing stray litters of kittens, it's not always the best thing to do. Shelter managers do everything they can to save all the pets they receive, says Best Friends, but it's not always possible, and about 70 percent of cats that enter shelters never leave.
January 29, 2014
Wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) if everyone just picked up after themselves and taught their children to do the same ("Bag tax economics," Jan. 22)? I work with people of all ages who could not care less about the planet. What has happened to taking responsibility? Madoline Madigan, Middle River - To respond to this letter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name and contact information.
January 22, 2014
When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their behavior. As it turns out, that hasn't happened at all. The Washington Post reported this month that the city's revenue from the bag tax has been remarkably stable since it was enacted four years ago, and in fact even went up slightly between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013.
November 4, 2013
We have two cats, ages 13 and 17. One or both of them (we believe the older one) is leaving both urine and feces outside the litter box on an almost daily basis. We try to keep the litter clean and have no idea why he keeps on doing this. How can we retrain him? This is a fairly common problem in cat households. Cats will go outside the litter box for several reasons. Visit your veterinarian to make sure there are no underlying medical problems, such as kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections or other issues.