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Baltimore Sun's 25 women to watch in 2016

Meet the Baltimore area’s most compelling leaders, thinkers and doers in 2016. Jan Baum 49, executive director, J. Baum Associates + 3D Innovation Institute The “black sheep” of her family, Jan Baum earned degrees in metal working and started out making jewelry and teaching. But that artsy background...

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Hopkins faculty disavow 'troubling' report on gender and sexuality

Hopkins faculty disavow 'troubling' report on gender and sexuality

Respect is the cornerstone of university life: respect for speech and a diversity of views; respect for students, colleagues and patients; and respect for science, which is our lifeblood as an institution. As faculty at Johns Hopkins, a major educational, research and health institution, we are...

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Wedded: Quinhon N. Goodlowe and Robert Scott brought together by Ravens-Steelers rivalry

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Bay, Beach and Crabs

  • Broken pipe causes multiple sewage spills in Hunt Valley

    Broken pipe causes multiple sewage spills in Hunt Valley

    A break in a temporary sewage pipe caused multiple sewage spills in Hunt Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. Public works officials have not yet been able to estimate how much sewage spilled from the line before it was stopped, but it could...

  • Lifting the fading monarch

    Lifting the fading monarch

    Pam Spencer was about to dig up a fading milkweed plant in her garden when her husband, Steve, showed her a black-and-yellow larva he'd found on one of its leaves. It was a monarch butterfly in its earliest stages of life. At her computer, she learned it had less than a 3 percent chance of surviving...

  • State introduces fracking regulations, one year ahead of ban's end

    State introduces fracking regulations, one year ahead of ban's end

    The Hogan administration has proposed rules that would prohibit the gas-drilling technique known as fracking within 2,000 feet of a private drinking water well, require steel casings around gas bores to a depth of 100 feet, and require energy companies to replace any water supply that is contaminated...

  • Perdue: More oysters, not less fertilizer, are solution for bay cleanup

    Perdue: More oysters, not less fertilizer, are solution for bay cleanup

    Jim Perdue, chairman of the Salisbury based chicken business that bears his family's name, says chickens aren't the biggest problem facing the Chesapeake Bay. And oysters are the solution. Only 8 percent of the water that flows into the bay washes over Eastern Shore land where farmers spread chicken...

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  • How to pick crabs

    How to pick crabs

    A step-by-step guide to getting the most from your steamed crab. -- Kit Pollard Waskom

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    Maryland crabs

  • Soft-shell crabs

    Soft-shell crabs

    There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder, "Do you seriously think I'm going to eat that?" Soft crabs are simply blue crabs...

  • Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Traditionally, Baltimoreans don't have their first crab feast until Memorial Day, when they can move the meal outside. The days are longer, and the crabs are fatter. Get to know our favorite Baltimore-area crab decks and patios. Because crabs just taste better when you're sitting outside.  

  • Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Three cheers for the yellow, blue and red. Old Bay is celebrating its home-town pride with the Summer of Baytriotism, a summer-long celebration including restaurant promotions, a search for the Voice of Baltimore and the introduction of Blippar, an engaging technology that will allow Baltimoreans...

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  • The cost of chores: How much should you pay your kids? (Infographic)

    Your son mowed the lawn while your daughter cleaned out the garage. How much do you owe them? A new COUNTRY Financial Security Index shows 68 percent of Americans believe children should receive an allowance for completing chores. Check out the going rate for some common chores in this infographic, and...

  • Move over mosquitoes: Tick prevention grabs attention in fall and winter

    Move over mosquitoes: Tick prevention grabs attention in fall and winter

    Zika-carrying mosquitoes had their moment this year as the nation's top headline-grabbing pests, but the arrival of cooler weather means the resurgence of another disease-carrying insect. Ticks transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, that affect people and pets. And while cold weather...

  • 6 unconventional jobs you can get with an IT or business degree

    6 unconventional jobs you can get with an IT or business degree

    Good compensation and benefits, doing meaningful work, and having the opportunity to advance – those elements have always been what employees desire in a career. But do these desired job qualities have to come at the expense of discovering new careers? "Demand for cybersecurity and finance professions...

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