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Why efforts to persuade the electoral college to ditch Trump probably won't work

When Joyce Haas noticed late last month that her mailbox was stuffed fuller than usual, she chalked it up to the arrival of the holiday season. "I thought, OK, it's Christmas card time!" said Haas, 70, one of 538 electors from across the country who will officially pick the next president later...

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  • BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

    BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

    The city is looking to sell the former Mayfair Theatre and an adjacent lot for redevelopment. The Baltimore Development Corp. opened the properties at 506 N. Howard and 300 West Franklin streets to bidders on Tuesday. The city started tearing down much of the 112-year-old Mayfair this year after...

  • Curb Shoppe Bar & Grill sold

    Curb Shoppe Bar & Grill sold

    For 31-year-old Tommy Hawkins, buying the North Baltimore bar where his grandmothers and aunt once worked is a "dream come true." Hawkins, who most recently worked as a chef and kitchen manager at Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, is part of Curb Shoppe LLC, which purchased The Curb Shoppe Bar...

  • National Aquarium taps two Baltimore firms to design new animal care center

    National Aquarium taps two Baltimore firms to design new animal care center

    The National Aquarium said it will work with Baltimore-based firms Design Collective and Plano-Coudon to design and build the planned Animal Care and Rescue Center in Baltimore's Jonestown neighborhood north of the Inner Harbor. The facility at 901 East Fayette Street will focus on care of current...

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  • Most expensive Baltimore-area homes to hit the market in November

    Most expensive Baltimore-area homes to hit the market in November

    These were the most expensive homes to go up for sale the Baltimore area last month, according to MRIS. (Note: The property at 1788 Bargers Road in Crofton, listed at $2.5 million, was not included because it is a land listing, not a home.) 

  • How Joe Flacco buys a Christmas tree

    How Joe Flacco buys a Christmas tree

    When you're a Super Bowl champion, millionaire NFL quarterback, you can pick out a pretty awesome Christmas tree — elite, even. So where did Joe Flacco go to get the evergreen to adorn his home? A Baltimore County fire house. The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday posted on its Facebook...

  • Lexington Market through the years

    Lexington Market through the years

    Baltimore's Lexington Market dates to 1782, making it one of the oldest continually running markets in the country. On Dec. 2, 2016, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the board running the market announced plans to raze and rebuild Lexington Market. Take a look at photos of the market through...

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  • Donald Trump and Marilyn Mosby: What today in Baltimore means for tomorrow in America

    Donald Trump and Marilyn Mosby: What today in Baltimore means for tomorrow in America

    As a proud lifelong Democrat, I hesitate to compare anyone from my political party to Donald Trump. But the disastrous experiment of Marilyn Mosby as Baltimore's top prosecutor contains a critical lesson about the consequences of putting into power someone profoundly unprepared for it — a lesson,...

  • U.S. must prioritize financial inclusion

    U.S. must prioritize financial inclusion

    An issue that received short shrift during the 2016 election was the urgent need to give all Americans access to the banking system — the system that we all pitched in to rescue after the economic bust of 2008. Twenty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about one in four, do not have access to...

  • Deer dumping is a crime, even in cemeteries

    Deer dumping is a crime, even in cemeteries

    When you live in a sleepy community like Riverchase in Halethorpe, Md., the last thing you expect to see when you pull into your parking space is the carcass of a deer. Not a deer accidentally hit by a car on the parking lot, but a shot and field-dressed young doe. Furthermore, you do not expect...

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  • A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    Catherine Becket hadn't forgotten that evening three years ago in her Parkville apartment, though she tried. Then, as she watched with outrage while Stanford University student Brock Turner served three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, she resolved to confront her own...

  • Towson University reverses course on police report

    Towson University reverses course on police report

    Towson University reversed a recent decision to redact a student's identity from a campus police report after learning that student privacy rights don't extend to college police. University police officials cited federal law last month in redacting from a police report the name of a student charged...

  • Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    For years, the state agency that oversees people with disabilities erroneously charged monthly fees to largely poor people who live in residential facilities. And they might never get any of the millions of dollars back. State auditors reported this week that more than 2,500 people might have been...

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