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Hogan wants school leaders to explain their budget requests

Hogan wants school leaders to explain their budget requests

Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he plans to summon local school systems to Annapolis in October to explain their requests for construction money — a significant change from the way the money has been awarded in the past. Hogan said this “much-needed change” is an adjustment that will improve...

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  • Gauging the real risks and benefits of a medical procedure

    Gauging the real risks and benefits of a medical procedure

    As Republicans assail the Affordable Care Act but find nothing to replace it, as Democrats seek Medicare for all, both are failing to address the most salient problem crippling our health care system: wasteful spending. The Institute of Medicine estimates that we squandered $750 billion in unnecessary...

  • Republicans have a new reason to support Obamacare

    Republicans have a new reason to support Obamacare

    President Donald Trump’s threat to “let Obamacare implode” took on a whole new meaning this week with a report released by the Congressional Budget Office that found such a strategy could lead to, among other things, bigger federal deficits in future years. Congressional Republicans are desperate...

  • Plank gave Trump a pass on racism before, he shouldn't again

    Plank gave Trump a pass on racism before, he shouldn't again

    For too many people, President Donald J. Trump’s racism is not a deal-breaker when it comes to supporting him. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is but one high-profile example of this phenomenon. Mr. Plank joined Mr. Trump’s business advisory board and praised him in February, stating, “To have such...

  • Proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs 'most significant' in decades

    Proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs 'most significant' in decades

    As more activists and organizations join the growing food recovery movement, it’s tempting to believe that food rescue is a new phenomenon. But we’ve been at it for nearly 40 years. In 1979, the Maryland Food Bank was formed as the nation’s third food bank with a simple idea: rescue good-quality...

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  • Trump accuses Amazon of hurting retailers, killing jobs

    Trump accuses Amazon of hurting retailers, killing jobs

    President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Trump, in a tweet, said that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!" The president has been a frequent...

  • Amid wave of defections, Trump says he's dissolved business, jobs councils

    Amid wave of defections, Trump says he's dissolved business, jobs councils

    President Donald Trump's relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend....

  • Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp plans to acquire 1st Mariner Bank for $163.4 million, creating the Baltimore area’s largest locally based bank. The parent of Howard Bank’s acquisition of Baltimore-based 1st Mariner, announced Tuesday, will nearly double Howard’s assets to $2.1 billion. Ellicott City-based Howard...

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  • Prime Rib, Loch Bar among most 'charming' places in Baltimore, says InStyle magazine

    Prime Rib, Loch Bar among most 'charming' places in Baltimore, says InStyle magazine

    Mount Vernon mainstay The Prime Rib and Harbor East’s Loch Bar are among the seven most charming spots in Baltimore, according to InStyle magazine. The list, compiled in consultation with local interior designer Patrick Sutton (who’s designed “some of the city's coolest restaurants, distilleries,...

  • 'Bachelor in Paradise' recap: Addressing the controversy ... kind of

    'Bachelor in Paradise' recap: Addressing the controversy ... kind of

    Well, here we are, Night 2 of the Most Dramatic Season Ever of “Bachelor in Paradise,” which might actually be the Most Dramatic Season Ever. But before we get to the bottom of the DeMario and Corinne situation and the production shutdown, we get to relive Carly and Evan’s love story and see their...

  • Nodding to past, Sagamore Spirit aims to develop rye whiskey's future at Port Covington distillery

    Nodding to past, Sagamore Spirit aims to develop rye whiskey's future at Port Covington distillery

    When entering the new Sagamore Spirit distillery, you begin inside the rectangular visitors’ center, where the Kevin Plank-owned company presents the history and what it hopes is the future of rye whiskey. The past can be seen through an interactive touch-screen that illustrates Maryland’s rich...

  • The BBQ is a bright spot on Greenmount Avenue

    The BBQ is a bright spot on Greenmount Avenue

    On a Tuesday midafternoon, people were lined up at The BBQ’s counter, placing their orders. At first glance, we were surprised that so many diners had a yen for barbecue fare after the usual lunch hour. One bite of our pit-beef sandwich and hickory-smoked chicken, and we knew why. Owners Maurice...

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  • House Democrats push GOP to do more than talk tough on Trump

    House Democrats push GOP to do more than talk tough on Trump

    House Democrats are exploring ways to push wary Republican lawmakers to go beyond measured statements denouncing last week's white-nationalist rallies in Virginia and President Donald Trump's equivocal response to them. Three Democrats on Wednesday announced plans to introduce a House resolution...

  • Joint Chiefs denounce racism in stark terms as Trump's isolation grows

    Joint Chiefs denounce racism in stark terms as Trump's isolation grows

    The nation’s top military officers issued public statements condemning racial bigotry and extremism, a rare foray into domestic politics that indicated deep unease Wednesday in the Pentagon with President Trump's views on race and underscored his growing isolation. The social media posts from the...

  • Longtime Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, advocated Great Lakes cleanup, dies at 83

    Longtime Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, advocated Great Lakes cleanup, dies at 83

    Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83. Ehlers died late Tuesday at a Grand Rapids nursing facility, Melissa Morrison, funeral director at...

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