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Environmentalists push to improve Maryland conservation law: 'The most forested areas are the least protected'

Catherine Campinos wonders if she should have known her favorite woods were destined to be cleared. As Campinos and best friend Elaine Reinhold walked their dogs along a shady, verdant path beneath the brush and leaves just south of Lake Linganore, they could feel asphalt underfoot. But it was...

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David Simon, HBO say no, no, no to use of 'The Wire' names in local play

David Simon, HBO say no, no, no to use of 'The Wire' names in local play

With all the passion that fans continue to voice in social media for characters from HBO’s “The Wire,” there is undoubtedly a huge audience that would love to see a sequel. But Norris Davis, a Baltimore resident who played Vinson in the series and co-wrote a play that he has promoted as a spinoff...

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  • Federal Hill firm designed wearable technology to keep U.S. Olympians warm

    Federal Hill firm designed wearable technology to keep U.S. Olympians warm

    U.S. athletes appeared stylishly dressed in Polo Ralph Lauren parkas as they streamed into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies a week ago. And thanks to some wearable technology, designed in part by a Baltimore-based firm, Team USA came prepared for the region’s frigid weather....

  • Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post

    Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post

    A former Baltimore-based developer who led a White House effort on infrastructure and government innovation is leaving the job, the White House said Friday. Reed S. Cordish, a former partner at the Cordish Companies, joined the Trump administration in January as the head of the Office of American...

  • Baltimore ax-throwing bar to open in April in Highlandtown

    Baltimore ax-throwing bar to open in April in Highlandtown

    Urban Axes, a chain-bar concept involving patrons throwing axes at targets, will open in April in Highlandtown. On Thursday, the Baltimore City Liquor Board approved a liquor license for the bar located at 1 N. Haven St., according to a liquor board spokeswoman. The 10,000-square-foot Urban Axes...

  • Robots are spreading through the workforce. Will they crowd out humans?

    Robots are spreading through the workforce. Will they crowd out humans?

    The Swingobot 2000 was showing off, navigating a busy hallway at Sinai Hospital to scrub the floor. Then Tug, a smaller robot, glided up unexpectedly from behind, returning to the pharmacy after delivering medication to nurses. Tug was programmed to detect people and other obstacles in its path....

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  • 'Black Panther' draws crowds to Baltimore area theaters

    'Black Panther' draws crowds to Baltimore area theaters

    Baltimore area residents are coming out in droves this weekend to catch Marvel Comics’ latest superhero film “Black Panther.” They turned out at large multiplexes and at venues such as the historic Senator Theatre in North Baltimore. The much-anticipated movie got off to a rough start at one local...

  • Baltimore's Davon Fleming of 'The Voice' forming city youth choir

    Baltimore's Davon Fleming of 'The Voice' forming city youth choir

    “The Voice” contestant and Baltimore singer Davon Fleming is forming a youth choir with the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Department. Fleming, hired last month as a consultant by city officials, announced the call for auditions earlier this week in a BCRP Facebook video that featured Fleming...

  • BSO spotlights neglected African-American composer Florence Price

    BSO spotlights neglected African-American composer Florence Price

    Friday night’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert proved rewarding in many ways, not the least that it opened with a piece by Florence Price, a trailblazer as an African-American woman in the first half of the 20th century. That this Arkansas-born composer — whose output includes symphonies,...

  • Towson theater cancels 'Black Panther' opening night screenings, leaving moviegoers frustrated

    Towson theater cancels 'Black Panther' opening night screenings, leaving moviegoers frustrated

    Scores of potential “Black Panther” fans left a Towson theater angry and disappointed Thursday night, after multiple screenings of the much-anticipated movie were canceled because of what they were told were technical problems. Several planned opening-night screenings of the movie were canceled...

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  • Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year's crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a blistering ruling that says the...

  • Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said...

  • Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president...

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