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  • Senate OKs state budget

    Senate OKs state budget

    The state Senate approved its revision of the state's $43.5 billion budget on Thursday, though some senators expressed concern that the plan doesn't resolve long-term spending imbalances. While the budget must be balanced each year, the state's finances project a structural deficit in future years....

  • Maryland Senate OKs bill to create redistricting commission — if other states do the same

    Maryland Senate OKs bill to create redistricting commission — if other states do the same

    The Maryland Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require the state to create a nonpartisan commission for redistricting — but only if five other states agree to do the same. Senators were divided between those who see the bill as a hollow gesture and others who say it's a first step toward...

  • Jewish community hopeful bomb threats will end after arrest of 19-year-old

    Jewish community hopeful bomb threats will end after arrest of 19-year-old

    Leaders of Baltimore's Jewish community said Thursday they were hopeful the bomb threats against their centers would stop now that Israeli police have arrested a 19-year-old accused of making a series of such threats across the world. "Hopefully this arrest will bring an end to the threats," Barak...

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  • Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Government officials overseeing the Trump International Hotel's lease with the federal government have determined the deal is in "full compliance" despite a clause in the agreement barring any "elected official of the Government of the United States" from deriving "any benefit." In a Thursday letter...

  • Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

    Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

    The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. The decision caps a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry advocates over the...

  • Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. The chain, called Scion, will feature the first Trump-run hotels not to bear the family's gilded name. The hotels...

  • The GOP wants to take money from Medicare's trust fund and give it to the rich

    The GOP wants to take money from Medicare's trust fund and give it to the rich

    The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would draw on Medicare's financially distressed trust fund to put money back in the pockets of some of the country's richest people. Republicans would repeal the Medicare tax, a 0.9 percent surcharge on annual salaries...

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  • Mr. Trash Wheel is getting his own beer, thanks to Peabody Heights Brewery

    Mr. Trash Wheel is getting his own beer, thanks to Peabody Heights Brewery

    Local celebrity garbage-picker Mr. Trash Wheel now has his own beer.  The Waterfront Partnership announced the upcoming release of Mr. Trash Wheel’s Lost Python Ale, a session India Pale Ale made by Baltimore’s Peabody Heights Brewery, as a part of its Healthy Harbor initiative. Proceeds from sales...

  • Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and next-door neighbor Piaza at McHenry Row are closing their doors to make way for Iron Rooster. The Annapolis-based restaurant, which serves breakfast all day, is opening its fourth location at the mixed-use Locust Point complex. It's expected to open this...

  • Growing pains mar potential of The Outpost American Tavern

    Growing pains mar potential of The Outpost American Tavern

    I am a great fan of chef Jesse Sandlin. I've been eating her terrific food for almost 10 years at various restaurants. She is now cooking contemporary American dishes at The Outpost American Tavern in Federal Hill, which opened in early March, replacing Porter's Pub. The restaurant, which went...

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  • Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

    Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

    Creating fog clouds, bubbling potions and laser light shows are some of Eric Krupkin’s favorite hobbies. With the right chemicals, a white lab coat and a simple flick of the wrist, Krupkin, 42, uses these skills to transform from an Ellicott City husband and father of two into Eric Energy, a science...

  • Back in Baltimore, Oprah's longtime makeup artist transforms senior faces

    Back in Baltimore, Oprah's longtime makeup artist transforms senior faces

    Dorothy Lievers marveled at herself in the mirror just before she got her beauty shots taken in the brightly lit Mount Vernon studio of fashion photographer P.A. Greene. Her smooth, mahogany skin glowed. Smoky eye shadow with a tinge of shimmer danced across the ridge just under her eyebrows. Her...

  • Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    As a child, Jim Fielder knew Sophia's Dairy as the big house he couldn't enter. "The farm I grew up on is three miles from here," says Fielder, a Harford County native who is now Maryland's secretary of higher education. "It was always a really neat property and I've known it all my life, but we...

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  • Thursday's NCAA tournament roundup: Xavier stuns Arizona, Kansas routs Purdue

    Thursday's NCAA tournament roundup: Xavier stuns Arizona, Kansas routs Purdue

    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region on Thursday night. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett's 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after...

  • Quint Kessenich's midseason men's lacrosse report card

    Quint Kessenich's midseason men's lacrosse report card

    Believe it or not, we're halfway through the regular season this weekend. That's what happens when you start the season during the first week of February. Fortunately, we had a mild first month weather-wise.

  • Hyped freshmen the focus when Hopkins meets Virginia in lacrosse

    Hyped freshmen the focus when Hopkins meets Virginia in lacrosse

    Sometime after the 92nd installment of the men's lacrosse rivalry between Virginia and Johns Hopkins has wrapped up Saturday afternoon, Forry Smith and Cole Williams of the Blue Jays and Michael Kraus and Dox Aitken of the Cavaliers might congregate somewhere on Homewood Field in Baltimore and...

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  • Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    The racial economic divide in Baltimore isn't pretty. Average white household income in Baltimore is nearly two times that of black households. The unemployment rate for workers of color is three times the rate for white workers. And just 13 percent of black adults in Baltimore finish a bachelor's...

  • The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    Newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, has used her considerable wealth to promote charter school expansion in her home state for more than two decades. According to Politico, she and her husband have made over $2 million dollars in campaign contributions to...

  • Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    A recent edition of The Sun reported on several issues before the Maryland General Assembly. One related to medical malpractice. Another concerned the resale of entertainment and sports tickets. The lead editorial discussed the governor's proposed ethics legislation, and an op-ed opposed legislation...

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  • Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs and interior play areas. She couldn't believe her family's good fortune. In a city with so many struggling schools, her fifth-grade daughter was entering...

  • Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plan to travel to Las Vegas in May to attend the Global Retail Real Estate Convention. Baltimore's Board of Estimates, on which both politicians sit, approved more than $11,000 Wednesday for Young and two aides to attend the...

  • Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    The attendance lines for 11 schools in the Catonsville area had to be redrawn to relieve overcrowding, but there was a chance to achieve something more significant, something that might improve the lives of all children: integration.

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