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  • 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 Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move beyond outdated practices" for reforming schools....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...

  • Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis

    Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis

    Some three-dozen Democratic members of the General Assembly gathered Friday to announce a pair of bills they think could help battle the rising rate of heroin overdose deaths across Maryland. The bills, which form part of a broader package of legislation, focus on educating people about the dangers...

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  • 2 months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

    2 months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

    The first cocktail party at Barack Obama's new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed...

  • Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

    Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

    President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own. It's still not clear how Trump will pay for...

  • Trump asked his supporters to watch Fox News host. She then called on Paul Ryan to step down.

    Trump asked his supporters to watch Fox News host. She then called on Paul Ryan to step down.

    A Fox News personality - whom President Donald Trump had urged his supporters to watch Saturday night - called on House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to step down, saying he had done a disservice to Trump by failing to pass a high-profile health-care bill this week. At the top of her show, Jeanine...

  • Biden says if he'd run for president in 2016 he could have won

    Biden says if he'd run for president in 2016 he could have won

    Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he had run for president in 2016 he could have won. Biden told students at Colgate University in central New York on Friday that he could have won the election but the Democratic primary would have been "very difficult." Biden said his son Beau's battle...

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  • Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Betsy Brooks Wendell began modeling as a teenager, walking runways and posing for print campaigns. But she often felt like she wanted to be on the other side of the camera. "I always wanted to see what the photographer was seeing through his lens, and how can we make the shot better," said Wendell,...

  • 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...

  • State suspends license of Lansdowne assisted-living home

    State suspends license of Lansdowne assisted-living home

    State regulators have suspended the license of a Lansdowne assisted-living home where inspectors earlier this month determined 16 residents were living in a facility with permission to operate just four beds. The "emergency suspension" came March 10, a day after authorities received a complaint...

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  • Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner admits that his 20-year-old self would not approve of his latest movie, a sympathetic biopic of Lyndon Baines Johnson. "He'd be mad at me," says Reiner, 70, who became eligible for the draft in 1965, when President Johnson had the U.S. mired in an unpopular war in Southeast Asia. "When...

  • 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...

  • Live comedy cooking show to be filmed at Germano's this weekend

    Live comedy cooking show to be filmed at Germano's this weekend

    A live show that blends comedy, singing and cooking is filming at Germano’s Piattini on Friday and Saturday night this weekend. The Cabaret at Germano’s will host the “Wiseguy Musical Comedy Live Show,” an interactive dinner show that centers on Vincent Fiore, known as the Wiseguy Chef. During...

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  • 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.

  • Oregon Stuns Maryland, Will Advance To Monday's Elite Eight

    Oregon stuns Maryland women, advances to Monday's Elite Eight

    Coach Kelly Graves has been to the regional finals before, but his young Oregon team hasn't. And the Ducks went through Maryland to get there.

  • Postscript from Virginia at Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse

    Postscript from Virginia at Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse

    As Kyle Marr joked about scoring a game-high six goals on also a game-high 13 shots in No. 17 Johns Hopkins’ 18-17 overtime win over No. 15 Virginia at Homewood Field in Baltimore on Saturday, coach Dave Pietramala interjected and deadpanned, “It’s about time.” Marr quickly agreed, saying, “It...

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  • Stop drug price gouging

    Stop drug price gouging

    Although the legislation Attorney General Brian Frosh proposed to tackle the problem of skyrocketing generic drug prices was novel — if enacted, Maryland would be the first state in the nation to give its AG the power to take pharmaceutical companies to court for price gouging — the concept was...

  • Keystone XL is no done deal

    Keystone XL is no done deal

    Today's State Department endorsement of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline certainly boosts President Donald Trump's already-gaudy credentials as a world class climate change denier, but it's not clear that it will accomplish much of anything else. On paper, the TransCanada Corporation now...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos

    Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos

    The 4-year-old girl, in her pink coat and leggings, had been sitting in the Silverado truck outside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for nearly seven hours on Thanksgiving night before two customers spotted her. It was 4:48 in the morning, the temperature had dropped into the mid-40s, and security...

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

    Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    Jeff Sanford went to the debate at the high school cafeteria with an open mind. The boundary lines for 11 schools in the Catonsville area had to be redrawn to relieve overcrowding. But there was a chance to achieve something more, something that could help improve the lives of all children: integration....

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