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Baltimore speed cameras return under stricter laws

Baltimore speed cameras return under stricter laws

When Baltimore turns on a new set of speed cameras Monday, it will operate under new laws that officials say will make the system more reliable and less prone to errors than an old one that had to be shut down. The city will operate 10 portable speed cameras near schools throughout the city, the...

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  • Hey, Trump, hands off my health care!

    Hey, Trump, hands off my health care!

    Until Obamacare came along, I never imagined that I would one day be collecting a governmental subsidy to help me cover the cost of my health care. But I do. I am neither ashamed nor proud of it. I was previously uninsured and hoping like hell that I did not get seriously sick or injured. Then...

  • Don't let Trump weaken Russia sanctions

    Don't let Trump weaken Russia sanctions

    If there’s one thing all our elected leaders from both parties ought to agree on, it’s that Russia’s role in cyberattacks on the 2016 election were a provocation that must be answered. In the Senate, that was very nearly true. An amendment to an Iran sanctions bill would add new sanctions against...

  • Learning shouldn't end just because school's out for summer.

    Learning shouldn't end just because school's out for summer.

    Ahhh, another “end” of the school year. Or is it? We typically think, by default, that our children’s “education” only happens from September to June. But while this time is certainly important, we need to expand our thinking — and our time frame — if we are going to truly support our children’s...

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  • Emocha Mobile Health expands to opioid addiction treatment

    Emocha Mobile Health expands to opioid addiction treatment

    Emocha Mobile Health, a Baltimore-based health technology startup, is expanding its mobile application that helps people takes their medications as prescribed to opioid addiction treatment with a $1.7 million federal grant and $1 million in private funding. With the Small Business Innovation Research...

  • Perry Hall's Double T Diner prepares to roll to new location

    Perry Hall's Double T Diner prepares to roll to new location

    The doors have been shut, the dessert cases are empty and the kitchen no longer serves up spinach pie, omelettes or milkshakes at the Double T Diner in Perry Hall. Contractors have emptied the basement and are disconnecting the utilities in preparation to carefully roll the entire diner about 300...

  • Sears will close stores at Hunt Valley Towne Centre and in Hagerstown

    Sears will close stores at Hunt Valley Towne Centre and in Hagerstown

    Sears will shutter stores at Hunt Valley Towne Center in Baltimore County and in Hagerstown in a new round of closings announced Friday, part of cost cutting measures the struggling retailer is taking to shore up its business. The two Maryland locations are among 20 unprofitable stores where Sears...

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  • Maybe it's time for press to push harder for transparency from Trump

    Zurawik: Maybe it's time for press to push harder for transparency from Trump

    There’s a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it – even if it causes some pain. Donald Trump’s White House and the Republican-controlled Congress are taking our government behind closed doors in...

  • 'Finding Neverland' heads to Baltimore with vintage message, new Hook

    'Finding Neverland' heads to Baltimore with vintage message, new Hook

    No less an expert on youth and adventure than Mark Twain loved J. M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,” declaring it to be “a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age.” That assessment was made a century ago, but the sordid, money-mad...

  • Duck Donuts is opening in White Marsh

    Duck Donuts is opening in White Marsh

    Topped with sprinkles, covered in bacon or dipped in powdered sugar, Duck Donuts is bringing its made-to-order doughnuts to Baltimore County. The North Carolina-based doughnut shop is opening at 5272 Campbell Blvd. in the Nottingham Square shopping center in White Marsh. It opens to the public...

  • Serenade festival celebrates JFK centennial by bringing together choral groups from around the world

    Serenade festival celebrates JFK centennial by bringing together choral groups from around the world

    John F. Kennedy, born 100 years ago, left a sizable mark on culture and diplomacy in his few years as president. “The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose,” he said in 1962, “and is a test of the...

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  • Amid around-the-clock care, Maryland Zoo's baby giraffe gets a name fit for an emperor

    Amid around-the-clock care, Maryland Zoo's baby giraffe gets a name fit for an emperor

    A giraffe calf born in poor health earlier this month at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has been given a name fit for an emperor: "Julius." "The name means 'youthful, downy-bearded,' both of which he is," said mammal collection and conservation manager Erin Cantwell in a statement Friday. "But for...

  • Wedded: Jennifer Ahn and Justin Kolbeck had an instant connection

    Wedded: Jennifer Ahn and Justin Kolbeck had an instant connection

    DATE: March 18 HER STORY: Jennifer Ahn, 34, was born and raised in Baltimore. She works as a pediatric urologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her parents, Hyo and Soon Ahn, live in Cockeysville. HIS STORY: Justin Kolbeck, 36, was born and raised in Orange, Calif. He works as a management consultant...

  • Baltimore is getting yet another trash wheel

    Baltimore is getting yet another trash wheel

    Baltimore’s family of trash-collecting water wheels continues to grow. The Maryland Port Administration plans to install a trash wheel near its dredged material placement site in Masonville Cove in South Baltimore. The device, which the port administration intends to install in February, joins...

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  • The Sun Remembers: June 25-July 1

    The Sun Remembers: June 25-July 1

    June 30, 1999: Maryland basketball star Steve Francis is the second overall pick in the NBA draft. A second-team All-American from Takoma Park, Francis is taken by the Vancouver Grizzlies. The 6-foot-3 guard will play nine seasons in the league and average 18.1 points a game. July 1, 1976: Nick...

  • Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for first victory of season

    Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for first victory of season

    Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR champion came to Sonoma winless in 20 races since Kansas last fall and has been overshadowed in this season of NASCAR's young new superstars....

  • Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to beat Daniel Berger in playoff and win Travelers Championship

    Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to beat Daniel Berger in playoff and win Travelers Championship

    Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an amazing final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship. The two-time major champion holed out from 60 feet for birdie from a greenside bunker on the first hole of a playoff with Daniel Berger on Sunday...

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  • Three deputies out as Howard County schools reshuffle organization

    Three deputies out as Howard County schools reshuffle organization

    After nearly two months on the job as interim Howard County schools chief, Michael Martirano has begun reorganizing the central office and empowering six deputies who will report to him. The superintendent said the changes are intended to reduce redundancy and align talented staff, but he hasn't...

  • Maryland's children fare well in well-being

    Maryland's children fare well in well-being

    Maryland children are thriving in most areas of life, but a recent spike in deaths unveiled in an annual report on the well-being of young people is raising concern among advocates. Maryland ranked 16th among states for the well-being of its children in the 2017 Kids Count Data Book, released each...

  • Pugh to travel to U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting

    Pugh to travel to U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh plans to travel to the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Florida next weekend, her first trip to the gathering since being elected last year. The bipartisan get-together is a chance for mayors to discuss common challenges and opportunities they see for the...

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