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Historic Baltimore stone fabricator looks to future

As one of the oldest businesses in Baltimore in one of the oldest industries in the world, Hilgartner Natural Stone Company doesn't hesitate to celebrate history. But an event Wednesday to mark its move to a new, bigger building in southwest Baltimore is about the future, said Thomas Doyle, president...

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    • Under Armour opens UA Lighthouse to kick off local-for-local manufacturing

      Under Armour opens UA Lighthouse to kick off local-for-local manufacturing

      Under Armour's vision for the future of manufacturing — bringing production closer to where the brand's products are sold — began taking shape Tuesday with the opening of UA Lighthouse, the company's new manufacturing and design center in Port Covington. Dressed in white lab coats, dozens of product...

    • University System of Maryland to direct its endowment away from fossil fuels

      University System of Maryland to direct its endowment away from fossil fuels

      The foundation that oversees the state university system's $1 billion endowment said Tuesday that it will stop investing directly in coal, oil and natural gas companies — a victory for a student-led movement to direct more of the portfolio toward clean energy. The University System of Maryland...

    • Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

      Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

      Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. "We need more job creators and we need more young people starting businesses," the presumptive Democratic nominee told a crowd of coders inside a Denver tech...

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    • Lor Scoota and the Baltimore dream: get out and give back

      Lor Scoota and the Baltimore dream: get out and give back

      In Baltimore, the young black boys still dream of street stardom — rapping or ball playing — to make it out. And a few have. But most won't, and the dirty little secret is, it's not because of a lack of ambition. In fact, it's often the exact opposite: It's the ambition that causes so many young...

    • Benghazi's final bell

      Benghazi's final bell

      The 800-page report released Tuesday by the House Select Committee on Benghazi is a remarkable document in at least one sense — rarely have Congressional investigators worked so long and so hard to justify their efforts with so little success. The most salient conclusion of the report, that the...

    • 'Stay woke,' Baltimore

      'Stay woke,' Baltimore

      "Justice," according to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, "is a process, not a verdict." People who have had little reason to expect justice, based on their own experiences and those of their relatives, friends and neighbors, are familiar with process. It is justice that is unrecognizable — especially...

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    • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

      Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

      The lead Baltimore police detective in the Freddie Gray investigation said she reluctantly read to grand jurors a summary of evidence provided by prosecutors that she believed was misleading, according to police records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. Hours later, the grand jurors issued criminal...

    • Audit shows school agency lags on inspection reports

      Audit shows school agency lags on inspection reports

      State inspectors visit public schools around Maryland to ensure that the buildings are properly maintained. But after three years during which inspectors examined 679 school buildings, they had only completed reports for 190 of those buildings, according to a legislative audit released this week....

    • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

      Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

      Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous...

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