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 Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move beyond outdated practices" for reforming schools....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

  • The rest of Trump's agenda only gets tougher after health-care fiasco

    The rest of Trump's agenda only gets tougher after health-care fiasco

    The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Donald Trump's ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax revisions, construction projects or a host of other issues in the months ahead despite complete GOP control of government....

  • Trump wants to move on, but health care bill's demise will punish him

    Trump wants to move on, but health care bill's demise will punish him

    Blame for the failure of the Republican health care bill will fall on multiple parties, including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who helped craft it, and the conservative and more moderate GOP factions that warred over its details and cost Republicans the unity they needed. But the political impact...

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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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  • Saturday's NCAA tournament roundup: Oregon, Gonzaga reach Final Four

    Saturday's NCAA tournament roundup: Oregon, Gonzaga reach Final Four

    Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years. Dylan Ennis added 12 points for the Ducks (33-5), who took the lead with...

  • No. 17 Johns Hopkins blows halftime lead in 16-10 loss to No. 5 Penn State

    No. 17 Johns Hopkins blows halftime lead in 16-10 loss to No. 5 Penn State

    The Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team has done a good job of holding down its first two Big Ten opponents in the first half. It's the second half they have to work on.

  • Hopkins men outlast Virginia, 18-17, in overtime

    Hopkins men outlast Virginia, 18-17, in overtime

    For the second Saturday in a row, the opponent wore orange and the game went into overtime. But the result was much more rewarding for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team this time. After dropping an 8-7 decision in the extra period to No. 6 Syracuse on March 18, the No. 17 Blue Jays got a goal...

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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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  • 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...

  • 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.

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