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'The traffic is horrible': Baltimore commute ranks among nation's longest

'The traffic is horrible': Baltimore commute ranks among nation's longest

Drivers in the Baltimore region spend an average of just over 30 minutes commuting each way — the eighth-longest in the country, according to 2017 U.S. Census data. The average commute time is longer than in notoriously traffic-heavy Los Angeles and only a few minutes shorter than in New York.

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  • Maryland Catholic Conference needs to a take a position on clean energy

    Maryland Catholic Conference needs to a take a position on clean energy

    Monday marked three years since Pope Francis released his path-breaking ecological encyclical “Laudato Si’ — On Care for Our Common Home.” It was a clarion call to Catholics like me, but really to all peoples and faiths, to take decisive action on creating a future based on clean, renewable energy....

  • Witcover: The TV reality show in Singapore

    Witcover: The TV reality show in Singapore

    Now that the dust has settled following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, television coverage of the meticulously staged event reveals how closely it followed the formula of an American reality show, complete with customary self-serving propaganda....

  • Female prisoners deserve dignity

    Female prisoners deserve dignity

    For incarcerated women, maintaining basic dignity has become a daily struggle. And dignity — the feeling that you matter — is fundamental to individuals having any chance of successfully re-entering society. The dignity of women in prison is finally being recognized as a national issue, one we...

  • When charity begins, and ends, at home

    When charity begins, and ends, at home

    “Follow the money” became the credo of investigative journalists and other snoops for a reason. While it can be laundered or otherwise hidden, money generally leaves a trail, even if it is sometimes tangled or incomplete. But with the Donald J. Trump Foundation, according to a lawsuit filed last...

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  • Booz Allen Hamilton opens cybersecurity innovation hub in Annapolis Junction

    Booz Allen Hamilton opens cybersecurity innovation hub in Annapolis Junction

    Booz Allen Hamilton opened an Innovation Hub, or iHub, Monday in Annapolis Junction to foster greater collaboration among its workers in the cybersecurity field. The national management and information technology consulting firm chose Central Maryland for the its sixth innovation center to supports...

  • Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more

    Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change on your TV, cellphone plan, LinkedIn and more

    It's not just Google and Facebook that are spying on you. Your TV, your cellphone provider and even your LinkedIn account have side hustles in your data. But in many cases, you can opt out - if you know where to look. I dug into a bunch of popular products and services you might not think of as...

  • Real estate consultant will lead Economic Alliance

    Real estate consultant will lead Economic Alliance

    A consultant in real estate development and government relations will head the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore through the end of the year while the organization seeks a permanent CEO. Bill Jones, an adviser to former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith and head of Farview Advisors, will...

  • J.Jill will open at Shops at Kenilworth in Towson in the fall

    J.Jill will open at Shops at Kenilworth in Towson in the fall

    Women’s apparel retailer J.Jill will open this fall at The Shops at Kenilworth, the Towson mall’s owner said Monday. The new store will open on the mall’s second level between About Faces and Radcliffe Jewelry, mall owner and developer Greenberg Gibbons said. It was not clear if the J.Jill location...

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  • Downtown Baltimore gastropub Alewife closes over the weekend

    Downtown Baltimore gastropub Alewife closes over the weekend

    A downtown gastropub closed over the weekend, the latest in a mounting list of shuttered bars and restaurants in Baltimore. Alewife abruptly announced it was closing for good in a Saturday Facebook post. “We’re leaving tonight having made wonderful lifelong memories and some life-long friends....

  • Baltimore native to bring New York-inspired corner store to the heart of Hampden

    Baltimore native to bring New York-inspired corner store to the heart of Hampden

    After years of scaling the tech startup scene, a Baltimore native has turned her sights to delivering the communality and convenience of New York bodegas to Hampden this fall. Tess Russell, a Baltimore native, is the one-woman show behind Prime Corner. The bodega-inspired store — just blocks away...

  • AFRAM Festival to expand back to two days in August at Druid Hill Park

    AFRAM Festival to expand back to two days in August at Druid Hill Park

    The AFRAM Festival, Baltimore’s annual celebration of African-American culture, will return to its two-day format in August at Druid Hill Park. Entering its 42nd year, the free festival will take place noon-8 p.m. Aug. 11 and noon-6 p.m. Aug. 12, said Tonya Miller, senior director of public affairs...

  • Remembering ‘Bull Durham,' and its Orioles ties, on the movie's 30th anniversary

    Remembering ‘Bull Durham,' and its Orioles ties, on the movie's 30th anniversary

    In five years as an infielder in the Orioles’ farm system from 1967 to 1971, Ron Shelton never made it to the majors, only making it as far as the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. But his time there was a turning point because that experience laid down the foundation for one of Hollywood’s greatest...

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  • Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

    Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

    President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive measures in an...

  • Trump: News media would have called Obama 'a national hero' for meeting Kim Jong Un

    Trump: News media would have called Obama 'a national hero' for meeting Kim Jong Un

    President Donald Trump on Monday suggested a double standard in news media coverage of his achievements and those of President Barack Obama, going on Twitter to complain that his predecessor would have received far more credit for meeting with the North Korean dictator. "If President Obama (who...

  • Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps that were challenged as excessively partisan to remain in place for now, declining to rule on the bigger issue of whether to put limits on redistricting for political gain. The court issued a pair of unanimous rulings in partisan redistricting...

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