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Is it safe to be a free-range kid?

Is it OK for a 12-year-old to wander the Inner Harbor? Can an 8-year-old play alone in a neighborhood park in Columbia? Is it safe to let a 9-year-old walk to a friend's house in Towson?

  • Mom says Ocean Downs casino kicked her out for breast-feeding
    Mom says Ocean Downs casino kicked her out for breast-feeding

    Pennsylvania woman's Facebook post recounts experience with 7-week-old infant in Ocean City

  • Dundalk's cover girl
    Dundalk's cover girl

    Like many 6-year-olds, Alexa Hanson-Evers is a huge fan of the popular children's cartoon characters Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First on the Disney Junior channel. But unlike her peers, the Dundalk resident has the distinction of being featured on both the characters' toy boxes.

  • Raising kids in a world where race still matters
    Raising kids in a world where race still matters

    When President Barack Obama was elected, my husband and I — watching the results roll in on TV — clung to each other and cried. The historic election meant so much for us, for our families, for the children we would eventually have together. But we knew it would not mean a...

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