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  • To protect jobs, we must protect the ocean

    To protect jobs, we must protect the ocean

    Since childhood, I’ve had the good fortune to gain an intimate knowledge of one of our nation’s greatest treasures. Through countless hours spent exploring the inlets and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, I’ve gained a lifelong appreciation for this remarkable ecosystem and an undying commitment to...

  • 'The persistent plague of pain inflicted on African Americans cuts across centuries'

    I remember well the eloquent articulation of the agony and aspirations of African Americans as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a dream for justice and equality and people stood in solidarity at the March on Washington. His prophetic words are etched in our collective memory and are now considered...

  • Md. must reform process for filling legislative vacancies

    Md. must reform process for filling legislative vacancies

    Nathaniel Oaks, who is facing federal fraud charges and refuses to resign, told the Baltimore Sun last month, “I’m a senator. I have obligations to the constituency that elected me.” Tell that to voters interested in having a say in choosing representatives who can do the hard job of improving...

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  • Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the...

  • Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft will provide pick-up and drop-off zones, charging stations, refreshments and discounted rides for new riders at Artscape this weekend, the ride-share company announced. First-time Lyft riders can get $5 off two rides to get to and from Artscape by using the code ARTSCAPEX17 in the Promos section...

  • Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Cushman & Wakefield said Thursday it had facilitated the $201 million sale of a an industrial portfolio concentrated in the Baltimore. The Baltimore-based real estate firm represented the seller, TA Realty, and will now serve as property manager for the portfolio’s 20 properties on behalf of the...

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  • Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

    Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

    Don’t weep for Sean Spicer, who resigned today as press secretary to President Trump. He started out in his job six months ago lying about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration, and the rest of his tenure was mainly marked by belligerence and severely reduced access for the press. Remember...

  • Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

    Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

    Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network chef known for her Italian cooking, says she is opening a restaurant in Baltimore (but don’t ask her why). In a Facebook Live video on the Food Network’s Facebook page Friday, de Laurentiis took questions from viewers while making lemon ricotta cookies. One...

  • Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

    Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

    Every summer, it seems like an inevitable heat wave rolls into Baltimore just in time for Artscape. This year, the largely outdoor free music and arts festival will take place during a Code Red heat advisory, meaning the heat poses a health risk. Art-lovers could face dehydration and hyperthermia...

  • Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

    Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

    For 36 years, Artscape has been Baltimore’s go-to summer party — an all-for-free celebration of the performing and visual arts, bringing together a vast range of Charm City’s creative minds, from street performers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. “Artscape is a tradition, but every year, it...

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  • Trump vents on Russia probe, tweets president has 'complete power to pardon'

    Trump vents on Russia probe, tweets president has 'complete power to pardon'

    President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy the president's mind as the day broke. On a day when...

  • In D.C. rally, hundreds protest Trump's planned cuts to education

    In D.C. rally, hundreds protest Trump's planned cuts to education

    Nolan, his 10-year-old son, had bragged to his friends when his mom attended the Women's March after President Donald Trump's inauguration, and then he had asked his dad when he could go to a march, too. So the family of four drove down Friday night to join those seeking to be heard at the "March...

  • Trump's new message man deletes tweets praising Clinton, stronger gun laws

    Trump's new message man deletes tweets praising Clinton, stronger gun laws

    A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction. Trump announced Friday that he'd hired Wall Street financier...

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  • Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    The push to get children vaccinated against the flu will soon begin in earnest, but for the second year in a row the kids will have to endure a shot instead of the painless nasal spray most prefer. The spray, FluMist, was deemed so ineffective by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • Scientists say Conowingo dam no longer stopping pollution; Hogan seeks solutions

    Scientists say Conowingo dam no longer stopping pollution; Hogan seeks solutions

    A year ago, Gov. Larry Hogan put out a call for private industry to suggest how Maryland should address the pollution that was quickly piling up behind the Conowingo Dam — a staggeringly expensive problem that many policymakers thought could wait. For nearly a century, the dam had stopped silt...

  • Number of guns seized up sharply at BWI, airports nationwide

    Number of guns seized up sharply at BWI, airports nationwide

    The number of guns seized at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is climbing sharply, authorities say, mirroring a years-long increase at airports throughout the region and across the country. Seizures at BWI rose 50 percent in 2016, and are on pace to climb another 33 percent this year. Nationwide, they...

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