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  • Tubman Center request among bond bills endorsed by Howard delegation

    Tubman Center request among bond bills endorsed by Howard delegation

    The Howard County delegation voted to support funding requests for six local construction projects totaling $2.3 million Wednesday in its first meeting since the General Assembly convened in Annapolis for the 90-day legislative session. Among the requests is a proposal to turn the former segregated...

  • Hogan names new ombudsman for small business

    Hogan names new ombudsman for small business

    Gov. Larry Hogan has named entrepreneur Randall K. Nixon as small-business ombudsman, a position designed to help businesses navigate state government. Nixon succeeds Roger Campos, who was the first ombudsman and recently became assistant secretary at the Department of Housing and Community Development....

  • Frosh, 5 other AGs urge Senate to reject Sessions' U.S. attorney general nomination

    Frosh, 5 other AGs urge Senate to reject Sessions' U.S. attorney general nomination

    Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is leading a coalition of Democratic attorneys general from six states urging the Senate to reject President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee to head the Department of Justice. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member...

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  • Health exchange on pace to meet, exceed enrollment this year

    Health exchange on pace to meet, exceed enrollment this year

    With less than two weeks left to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, advocates and officials launched their last push to draw Maryland residents. The effort announced Wednesday involves enrolling people through churches and other faith-based groups, a campaign called "Extol & Enroll."...

  • Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

    Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

    Laureate Education, a Baltimore-based company that owns and operates universities around the world, said Wednesday it hopes to raise almost $500 million in its previously announced public offering of its stock. The firm is selling 29 million shares in the initial public offering, with pricing expected...

  • The QG, a South Calvert Street spa and apparel shop, is opening a Hunt Valley location

    The QG, a South Calvert Street spa and apparel shop, is opening a Hunt Valley location

    The QG, a six-floor boutique department store on South Calvert Street in downtown Baltimore, is expanding to Baltimore County and opening a combination apparel store, spa and barbershop in Hunt Valley on Feb. 1. The Hunt Valley shop, opening on the lower level of Executive Plaza on Shawan Road...

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  • Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs talks growth and fatherhood

    Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs talks growth and fatherhood

    Before an interview last week, Cris Jacobs whispered a warning. "I may talk a little quieter," said the 38-year-old singer-songwriter, on the phone from his Reisterstown home. A couple days after back-to-back sold-out shows at the 8x10 in Federal Hill, Jacobs was doing his best to discuss his latest...

  • Baltimore collector buys Obama's 2008 campaign recliner chairs for $28,499 in auction

    Baltimore collector buys Obama's 2008 campaign recliner chairs for $28,499 in auction

    For more than a decade, Baltimore resident Robert Harrington has bid on memorabilia, equipment, firearms and statues. The 49-year-old just landed one of his most treasured items yet.

  • Fells Point bar Bad Decisions to close in February

    Fells Point bar Bad Decisions to close in February

    After relocating to a new space in Fells Point six months ago, Bad Decisions will soon close its doors for good. The cocktail bar announced its impending closure on Tuesday in a Facebook post, which noted it will be open until the weekend of Feb. 17.  "It was a terrible fall/winter season and between...

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  • A vision for public transit in Baltimore

    A vision for public transit in Baltimore

    Last year, the Opportunity Collaborative, a project of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, found the average commute for citizens in East and West Baltimore to living-wage jobs was 90 minutes each way — provided the bus arrived at all. In recent years, the MTA has routinely pulled buses from routes...

  • How to be 'Two-term Trump'

    How to be 'Two-term Trump'

    Dear President-elect Trump: Even though I much preferred John Kasich to be president, I'd like to thank you for some changes you've begun and offer some advice on how to "win" as president. If you change your attitude and actions, you could become "Two-Term Trump." If you don't, the word "Trumpish"...

  • Student debt is the issue

    Student debt is the issue

    Given the projected $500 million gap Gov. Larry Hogan had to bridge between state spending and tax revenues in Maryland — and his commitment to not raising taxes to do it — providing extra money for public colleges was surely not an easy call. Yet Mr. Hogan made it last week, and he deserves credit...

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  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

  • NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    A group of five National Security Agency contractors falsified their time sheets to claim they had worked almost 200 days that agency investigators concluded they in fact had not, according to the agency's inspector general. The incident was one of more than 100 in which the NSA's internal watchdog...

  • Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    The $62 million incentive package Gov. Larry Hogan and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett promised Marriott for building a new headquarters in Bethesda was tailor-made for the firm, down to the definition of who counts as an employee. The mix of forgivable loans, tax credits and grants from...

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