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  • Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

    Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

    Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed legislation Friday that would have raised the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 by 2022, leaving the measure's future in question. The council — which next meets on April 3 — would need 12 of its 15 members to vote to overturn the veto. On Friday, the 12-member coalition...

  • Hogan blasts bill that would limit education reforms

    Hogan blasts bill that would limit education reforms

    Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday blasted an education reform bill that's moving through the General Assembly, calling it "misguided and horrible." Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move beyond outdated practices" for reforming schools....

  • Deal to fund Baltimore schools, pass manufacturing tax break taking shape

    Deal to fund Baltimore schools, pass manufacturing tax break taking shape

    A deal is taking shape in Annapolis that would give the Baltimore school system money to help close its $130 million funding shortfall and also create a tax break that Gov. Larry Hogan proposed for manufacturers. Del. Maggie McIntosh, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, predicted Friday...

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  • Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

    Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to answer questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings with the Russian ambassador and other officials, the White House confirmed Monday. Jared Kushner has agreed to speak to the committee, which is conducting an...

  • Veteran newsman Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he's bad for America

    Veteran newsman Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he's bad for America

    Veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel has long railed against news shows that wear their politics on their sleeves. And on Sunday, he pulled no punches with Sean Hannity. In a tense exchange on CBS Sunday Morning, Koppel told the Fox News host and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump that...

  • Trump plans 'Innovation' office to bring business ideas to government

    Trump plans 'Innovation' office to bring business ideas to government

    President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. A senior administration official said Trump on Monday will announce the White House Office of American Innovation. The official...

  • Trump shifts blame for health care collapse to far right

    Trump shifts blame for health care collapse to far right

    President Donald Trump cast blame Sunday for the collapse of his effort to overhaul the health care system on conservative interest groups and far-right Republican lawmakers, shifting culpability to his own party after initially faulting Democratic intransigence. His attack - starting with a tweet...

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  • GameStop plans to close up to 225 stores this year

    GameStop plans to close up to 225 stores this year

    GameStop has joined a growing list of retailers planning to trim store counts this year, announcing plans to close between 150 and 225 stores after holiday sales declined. The video game retailer, which has 40 stores in the Baltimore area, has not identified locations slated to close. The closures...

  • Encouraging women to pursue construction as a career they can build on

    Encouraging women to pursue construction as a career they can build on

    Rachel Bryan figured she would wear pearls and a dress to an interview after she completed a pre-apprenticeship program for electricians 12 years ago. "Wrong answer," she said her trainers told her. "You want to dress like you're going to work." It was one of the best pieces of advice she said...

  • Maryland adds 11,500 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 11,500 jobs in February

    Hiring soared in Maryland last month, as employers added 11,500 jobs, powering the strongest three-month surge of job creation the state has seen since the Great Recession. The gains, reported Friday by the U.S. Labor Department, pulled more than 14,000 people into the labor force, as people started...

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  • Final Four features blue blood versus new blood

    Final Four features blue blood versus new blood

    Three of these things are not like the other. The final days of the college basketball season will feature two Final Four virgins and a team that hasn't been there since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Oh, yeah, and a team that has won five NCAA championships. The Final Four will be the blue...

  • The Sun Remembers: March 26-April 1

    The Sun Remembers: March 26-April 1

    March 29, 1971: The Bullets select Stan Love, whose brother, Mike Love, performs with the Beach Boys, as their No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Love is a free-spirited 6-foot-9 forward from Oregon with a Fu Manchu mustache who'll play two seasons in Baltimore, averaging 7.2 points and 4.4 rebounds.

  • Nerves? Oregon, With 3 Freshman Starters And Savvy Coach, Shows No Fear

    Nerves? Oregon, With 3 Freshman Starters And Savvy Coach, Shows No Fear

    Against Temple, Oregon freshman center Mallory McGwire admitted, her team was nervous. It was the first game in the NCAA Tournament. It was Oregon's first NCAA Tournament berth since 2005. The 10th-seeded Ducks were far from home, in Durham, N.C. They had never advanced beyond the first round....

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  • House Intelligence probe undermined by partisan fiddling

    House Intelligence probe undermined by partisan fiddling

    The case has now been significantly strengthened for an independent commission to supplement or take over the congressional investigation into the intelligence findings of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has made it, perhaps...

  • Vulture capital firm preys on Baltimore

    Vulture capital firm preys on Baltimore

    In 2010, Joann Rodriguez suffered a health crisis precipitated by her multiple sclerosis. She could no longer keep her job with the AARP, but it took her two years before she received any disability benefits. After draining all of her retirement savings, she finally fell behind on her mortgage....

  • A supreme disappointment for students with disabilities

    A supreme disappointment for students with disabilities

    The Supreme Court held unanimously last week — in its most momentous ruling on special education in over three decades — that the standard for services owed to students with disabilities under federal law is higher than "merely more than de minimis." Lower courts had been divided, with some saying...

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  • Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High School. Since meeting in summer school just before ninth grade, Mikey Peterson and Eli Sauerwalt had been through a lot together. They'd each battled...

  • Study: African-Americans don't trust flu vaccine; whites don't think flu is that bad

    Study: African-Americans don't trust flu vaccine; whites don't think flu is that bad

    Many African-Americans don't get flu shots because they don't trust the vaccine, while whites are more likely to think the flu is not a big deal, a new study has found. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland, College...

  • 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...

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