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  • Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

    Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

    Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed legislation Friday that would have raised the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 by 2022, leaving the measure's future in question. The council — which next meets on April 3 — would need 12 of its 15 members to vote to overturn the veto. On Friday, the 12-member coalition...

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 Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move beyond outdated practices" for reforming schools....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

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  • Trump plans 'Innovation' office to bring business ideas to government

    Trump plans 'Innovation' office to bring business ideas to government

    President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. A senior administration official said Trump on Monday will announce the White House Office of American Innovation. The official...

  • Trump shifts blame for health care collapse to far right

    Trump shifts blame for health care collapse to far right

    President Donald Trump cast blame Sunday for the collapse of his effort to overhaul the health care system on conservative interest groups and far-right Republican lawmakers, shifting culpability to his own party after initially faulting Democratic intransigence. His attack - starting with a tweet...

  • Trump taps Kushner to lead overhaul of government using business ideas

    Trump taps Kushner to lead overhaul of government using business ideas

    President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises - such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction - by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially,...

  • Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property

    Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property

    For the eighth weekend in a row, President Donald Trump has visited a property that bears his name. He has done so on 21 of the 66 days he has been in office, meaning that for the equivalent of three full weeks of his just over nine weeks as commander in chief, he has spent all or part of a day...

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  • Encouraging women to pursue construction as a career they can build on

    Encouraging women to pursue construction as a career they can build on

    Rachel Bryan figured she would wear pearls and a dress to an interview after she completed a pre-apprenticeship program for electricians 12 years ago. "Wrong answer," she said her trainers told her. "You want to dress like you're going to work." It was one of the best pieces of advice she said...

  • 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...

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  • Final Four features blue blood versus new blood

    Final Four features blue blood versus new blood

    Three of these things are not like the other. The final days of the college basketball season will feature two Final Four virgins and a team that hasn't been there since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Oh, yeah, and a team that has won five NCAA championships. The Final Four will be the blue...

  • The Sun Remembers: March 26-April 1

    The Sun Remembers: March 26-April 1

    March 29, 1971: The Bullets select Stan Love, whose brother, Mike Love, performs with the Beach Boys, as their No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Love is a free-spirited 6-foot-9 forward from Oregon with a Fu Manchu mustache who'll play two seasons in Baltimore, averaging 7.2 points and 4.4 rebounds.

  • Nerves? Oregon, With 3 Freshman Starters And Savvy Coach, Shows No Fear

    Nerves? Oregon, With 3 Freshman Starters And Savvy Coach, Shows No Fear

    Against Temple, Oregon freshman center Mallory McGwire admitted, her team was nervous. It was the first game in the NCAA Tournament. It was Oregon's first NCAA Tournament berth since 2005. The 10th-seeded Ducks were far from home, in Durham, N.C. They had never advanced beyond the first round....

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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...

  • Goldberg: Unveiling of budget proposal is just an empty ritual

    Goldberg: Unveiling of budget proposal is just an empty ritual

    Every society has its rituals. Indeed, while the details vary from place to place and time to time, ritual itself is a human universal, according to anthropologist Donald Brown. I'm a big believer in the importance of rituals. They provide an important conduit for the transmission of priorities,...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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