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  • Assembly OKs capital budget that would diminish Hogan's role in school construction

    Assembly OKs capital budget that would diminish Hogan's role in school construction

    The General Assembly adopted a capital budget Wednesday that would cut Gov. Larry Hogan out of the process of approving the state's school construction plans. The House of Delegates and state Senate gave final approval to revised version of the governor's nearly $1.1 billion capital budget, which...

  • Clock ticking for veto fights in Maryland General Assembly

    Clock ticking for veto fights in Maryland General Assembly

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has a week to sign or veto a stack of controversial bills the General Assembly sent him Wednesday afternoon, starting the clock for a heightened political fight in final days of the legislative session. Hogan publicly promised to veto one bill that would forbid education...

  • Maryland Senate president says 'sanctuary' bill won't pass

    Maryland Senate president says 'sanctuary' bill won't pass

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Wednesday his chamber would not follow the House of Delegates in passing what he called a "sanctuary state" bill. The Senate's Judicial Proceedings Committee is whittling away at their version of the legislation, which was introduced as the Trust Act....

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  • Pence breaks tie to allow states to block federal money for abortion providers

    Pence breaks tie to allow states to block federal money for abortion providers

    Senate Republicans were forced to call on Vice President Mike Pence to pass an antiabortion measure Thursday, marking the second time they've cast a help line to the new administration to move legislation. Pence delivered the tiebreaking vote on a resolution reversing an Obama administration rule...

  • White House tells lawmakers probing Russia: Come see intel yourselves

    White House tells lawmakers probing Russia: Come see intel yourselves

    The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified material...

  • Bill Cosby prosecutors seek to use talk of quaaludes, Spanish fly

    Bill Cosby prosecutors seek to use talk of quaaludes, Spanish fly

    Prosecutors hoping to use Bill Cosby's explosive deposition testimony about getting quaaludes to give women in his sexual-assault trial also want to use references he made about trying to slip women the aphrodisiac Spanish fly. In a suburban Philadelphia court filing Thursday, they quote Cosby...

  • Ryan, Rubio may have been targets of damaging Russian social-media campaigns

    Ryan, Rubio may have been targets of damaging Russian social-media campaigns

    Two high-profile Republican members of Congress may have been targets of Russian social-media campaigns to discredit them as recently as this past week, an expert in Kremlin influence-peddling told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. "This past week we observed social-media accounts...

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  • At the Black Olive, ordinary dishes become outstanding

    At the Black Olive, ordinary dishes become outstanding

    I'm as guilty as anyone: I gravitate to the shiny new restaurant of the month. But I was reminded recently of a gastronomic treasure in our midst after a visit to The Black Olive in Fells Point. The upscale fish tavern, operated by the Spiliadis family, has been serving diners since 1997. (I once...

  • Snoop Dogg to speak on Tupac Shakur at Rock Hall induction ceremony

    Snoop Dogg to speak on Tupac Shakur at Rock Hall induction ceremony

    Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Dhani Harrison and Train’s Pat Monahan will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on April 7 as guests welcoming in the newest members of the hall. Williams will induct Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Snoop Dogg will give the speech for rapper Tupac...

  • 7 Light City music acts not to miss, from Biz Markie to Super City

    7 Light City music acts not to miss, from Biz Markie to Super City

    In its inaugural year, the Light City Baltimore festival made a splash musically, featuring performances by local party-starters like Dan Deacon and TT the Artist, along with national names including Robert DeLong and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Besides booking recognizable acts, festival organizers looked...

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  • Starting the conversation about race, class and segregation

    Starting the conversation about race, class and segregation

    On Wednesday night, The Sun, Loyola University and Maryland Humanities sponsored a community forum to discuss segregation in public schools, following the paper's four-part series, Bridging the Divide. About 300 people showed up and stayed for more than two and a half hours to discuss subjects...

  • Talking trash in Baltimore

    Talking trash in Baltimore

    Periodically, a rash of letters-to-the editor from Baltimore City residents appear in The Baltimore Sun on reasons the writers might desire to move out of the city. Top reasons given usually are crime, schools and high taxes. Some residents also might hold high on their list the lack of good road...

  • Building a better world through business

    Building a better world through business

    American workers are struggling with the reduction of manufacturing jobs. Refugees are fleeing conflicts in the Middle East. Antarctica is melting before our eyes. Grim headlines fill our screens every day, and we need real, grounded solutions. We need businesses to work toward good, and now's...

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  • Education experts discuss issues around desegregating schools after Baltimore Sun series

    Education experts discuss issues around desegregating schools after Baltimore Sun series

    A group of educators and education experts discussed the challenges in closing racial achievement gaps and desegregating schools in a Baltimore Sun forum on Wednesday night following the Sun's "Bridging the Divide" series. In a four-part series published this month, The Baltimore Sun detailed the...

  • Hartford, Conn., experiment shows challenges, rewards of diversity in schools

    Hartford, Conn., experiment shows challenges, rewards of diversity in schools

    Twenty years ago, public education in Baltimore and this New England capital had much in common. Tens of thousands of minority students, living in pockets of poverty, attended schools that weren't preparing them to graduate. But after a lawsuit, Hartford took a different path. The city and state...

  • Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High School. Since meeting in summer school just before ninth grade, Mikey Peterson and Eli Sauerwalt had been through a lot together. They'd each battled...

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