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  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reports electric bills down 25 percent this winter

    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reports electric bills down 25 percent this winter

    Residential electric bills for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers were down 25 percent this winter compared with two years ago. BGE attributed the savings, an average of $72 a month per customer, to reduced rates, energy efficiency programs and mild weather. Lower commodity prices also contributed...

  • Sears, once a stalwart, has 'substantial doubt' about future

    Sears, once a stalwart, has 'substantial doubt' about future

    After years of mounting losses, the parent company of Sears and Kmart says there is "substantial doubt" about its financial viability. "Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company's ability to continue as a going concern," Sears Holdings said Tuesday...

  • Businesses balk at Baltimore's minimum wage bill

    Businesses balk at Baltimore's minimum wage bill

    Russ Causey chose Baltimore nearly 20 years ago to start a customer service call center serving colleges, but the CEO said Tuesday he has started working with an office leasing broker to prepare to leave. A $15 minimum-wage mandate passed by the City Council on Monday will put his CMD Outsourcing...

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  • Henrietta Lacks family divided over HBO movie

    Henrietta Lacks family divided over HBO movie

    A day after the eldest son of Henrietta Lacks admonished HBO for an upcoming movie about his mother and the use of her cells, a second son threw his support behind the drama starring Oprah Winfrey that will air next month. David Lacks Sr. was among a group of family members who issued a statement...

  • Center Stage play probes troubled mind of Donny Hathaway

    Center Stage play probes troubled mind of Donny Hathaway

    By the age of 25, he had cut his first solo album. A couple years later, he had a major hit and a Grammy for his duet with Roberta Flack, "Where Is the Love?" But on Jan. 13, 1979, Donny Hathaway died on a New York City sidewalk after falling 15 stories from his hotel room. He was 33. The singer's...

  • Mt. Washington psychologist winning big on 'Jeopardy!'

    Mt. Washington psychologist winning big on 'Jeopardy!'

    Rebecca Wald has struggled to keep quiet about her winning ways on "Jeopardy!" For three months, she has avoided telling most of her friends and family about the outcome of her appearance from taping the popular trivia show in December in Culver City, California. “My husband was the only person...

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  • Judicial independence is an American bedrock

    Judicial independence is an American bedrock

    As the Senate considers his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch owes it to the American people to stand up tall for judicial independence. Both to reassure an uneasy public, and for his own sake, Mr. Gorsuch should be unequivocal in his support of this foundational principle. Alexander...

  • Raise Baltimore County taxes to pay for new high schools

    Raise Baltimore County taxes to pay for new high schools

    Baltimore County has Maryland's second oldest inventory of schools behind Baltimore City. We don't drive cars that are 50 years old. We don't use 50-year-old appliances. We don't communicate or work using 50-year-old technology. Therefore, our students shouldn't be forced to learn in 50-year-old...

  • Md. opioid emergency requires unconventional approach

    Md. opioid emergency requires unconventional approach

    The final figures are still coming in, but it is anticipated that the number of fatal drug-related overdoses in Maryland for 2016 may top 2,000 for the first time in state history. This is likely what led Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a "State of Emergency" around the opioid crisis in Maryland and...

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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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

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