WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Snow Removal In Maryland Costly

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

The more snow falls, the more Maryland's State Highway Administration goes over budget in removing it.

February is just three days old, and last night's storm hasn't been factored in yet to the SHA's numbers, but spokesman Chick Gischler says they've almost doubled their snow removal budget.

That won't stop salt trucks and plows from treating and clearing roads during future storms, the earliest of which is expected to hit the area Friday. But come spring, Gischler says other projects the SHA conducts will be affected. First and foremost, that means delaying the mowing of grass on land they own.

Gischler says in the past, the Maryland legislature approved additional money for the SHA for snow removal. He says that won't be happening this year.

NPR

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.