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  • Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban

    Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban

    The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final passage to a ban on fracking in the state, sending the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his promised signature. Environmental advocates and climate change activists have pressed for years to ban the controversial form of drilling for natural gas...

  • Lawmakers agree to Hogan's $28 million school funding offer

    Lawmakers agree to Hogan's $28 million school funding offer

    The General Assembly's budget leaders agreed Monday to accept Gov. Larry Hogan's offer of $28 million to help the Baltimore school system and others around the state where enrollment has declined, abandoning a proposal to bail out the districts without his assistance. The apparent resolution would...

  • Jeff Sessions 'pleads' with Maryland to oppose immigration bill

    Jeff Sessions 'pleads' with Maryland to oppose immigration bill

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that the Trump administration is seeking to withhold $4.1 billion from cities and counties that limit cooperation with immigration authorities, and he called on state lawmakers in Annapolis to oppose pending legislation on the issue. "Maryland is talking...

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  • As meal kit industry grows, Terra's Kitchen eyes expansion

    As meal kit industry grows, Terra's Kitchen eyes expansion

    Julia Denick typically handpicks the recipes she wants in her biweekly meal kit deliveries from Terra's Kitchen. Spicy honey lime chicken with edamame and the vegan power bowl are some favorites for the Mount Washington resident, who doesn't eat red meat. When she forgot to make her selections...

  • First Mariner opens branch in Canton

    First Mariner opens branch in Canton

    First Mariner Bank will open a new branch in Canton next month to replace one that closed at its former headquarters. The branch will be located on the first floor of 1st Mariner's new headquarters at 3301 Boston St. and will open April 3. Earlier this year, First Mariner moved out of its office...

  • Instacart expands grocery delivery service in Baltimore area

    Instacart expands grocery delivery service in Baltimore area

    Instacart, a grocery delivery service, is expanding in the Baltimore area and plans to hire 150 people on a contract basis. The service, which provides personal shopping and home delivery in as little as one hour, launched in select Baltimore neighborhoods, including Federal Hill, Locust Point,...

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  • Uneven 'Los Otros' gets stellar production at Everyman thanks to Broadway veterans

    Uneven 'Los Otros' gets stellar production at Everyman thanks to Broadway veterans

    Everyman Theater has assembled terrific performers and showered classy production values on the ambitious musical "Los Otros." All of that quality onstage goes a long way toward making up for the occasional disappointment with the piece itself. Commissioned by Everyman Theater, this is a "re-imagined"...

  • Brilliant portrayal gives 'Twisted Melodies' soul

    Brilliant portrayal gives 'Twisted Melodies' soul

    There is plenty of material in the career of soul singer Donny Hathaway and his death from apparent suicide to fashion an effective theater piece. Kelvin Roston Jr. has chosen enough for two. "Twisted Melodies," the one-man play written and brilliantly performed by Roston at Baltimore Center Stage...

  • Brewers Association of Maryland to host rally against proposed bill at Key Brewing Co. tonight

    Brewers Association of Maryland to host rally against proposed bill at Key Brewing Co. tonight

    Unhappy with proposed legislation that would reduce taproom operating hours, among other changes, the Brewers Association of Maryland will hold a rally tonight at Key Brewing Co. in Dundalk.  A bill approved by the Maryland House of Delagates would allow breweries to sell directly to customers...

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  • It's only March, but the Ravens' roster has several holes that are on Harbaugh's mind

    It's only March, but the Ravens' roster has several holes that are on Harbaugh's mind

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh admits he ponders a reunion with free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin every day. The organization's search for another reliable target for quarterback Joe Flacco is not dominating Harbaugh's thoughts, though, because there's much more to consider.

  • In a season of firsts, UMBC still playing postseason basketball

    In a season of firsts, UMBC still playing postseason basketball

    When Ryan Odom told his UMBC men's basketball team this month that its season would not necessarily have to end in defeat, he glanced at the last senior standing. Happy to play again after a disappointing loss in the America East Conference tournament, the Retrievers were all smiles. Even, somewhat...

  • Highlights from John Harbaugh's media session at the league meetings

    Highlights from John Harbaugh's media session at the league meetings

    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh just spoke to reporters for about an hour at the AFC coaches breakfast at the league meetings here at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.  Below are some of the highlights:  Harbaugh acknowledged the offensive line remains under construction after the loss of right tackle Rick...

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  • School segregation: The injustice we can't afford to ignore

    School segregation: The injustice we can't afford to ignore

    The segregation in public schools that The Sun's Liz Bowie and Erica Green described in a four-part series that concludes today isn't what most of us think about when we hear the term. It's not about the forced separation of the races from the pre-Brown vs. Board of Education era or even about...

  • Coal isn't coming back

    Coal isn't coming back

    Now that President Donald Trump has taken his first official steps in rolling back the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules that sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions chiefly by discouraging the use of coal to fuel power plants, as well as reversing other pro-environmental...

  • Don't let Md. slide backward on bail

    Don't let Md. slide backward on bail

    Maryland's current legislative session offered lawmakers the opportunity to partner with the state's judiciary to reduce racial disparities in the state's pretrial system while improving public safety. Predictably, the for-profit bail bonds industry, and the insurance companies that underwrite...

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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...

  • Maryland bail bond industry's contributions hang over contested bill

    Maryland bail bond industry's contributions hang over contested bill

    The economic clout of the bail bond industry hangs over a debate in the General Assembly that could decide the future of cash bail in Maryland. As the legislature's 2017 session heads toward a close at midnight on April 10, bail reform remains one of the most hotly contested topics. And bail bond...

  • 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...

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