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  • Building bipartisanship in Annapolis proves tricky

    Building bipartisanship in Annapolis proves tricky

    Gov. Larry Hogan spent much of his annual address to the General Assembly calling for cooperation and bipartisanship, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say that is unlikely to happen. Aside from the philosophical divide that splits Republicans and Democrats, a pattern of slights — small...

  • How could Sheila Dixon not know of DeRay Mckesson?

    How could Sheila Dixon not know of DeRay Mckesson?

    Sheila Dixon, who wants to be mayor of Baltimore again, says she'd never heard of DeRay Mckesson before he filed as a candidate for the same office. In telling a Baltimore Sun reporter that, Dixon sounded out of touch. Or maybe she was being disingenuous. Either way, she does not look good. Mckesson...

  • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

  • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

  • Edwards raises $600K; has less than $300K on hand in Senate bid

    Edwards raises $600K; has less than $300K on hand in Senate bid

    Maryland Senate candidate Donna Edwards will report raising just over $600,000 but had less than $300,000 in the bank at the end of 2015, according to a campaign finance report filed recently with the Federal Election Commission. Edwards, of Prince George's County, is running against Rep. Chris...

  • Martin O'Malley withdraws from home state's ballot

    Martin O'Malley withdraws from home state's ballot

    Martin O'Malley withdrew his name from the Maryland ballot on Friday, days after he ended his presidential campaign in Iowa. In some ways, it was lucky timing for the former two-term governor. The Maryland Board of Elections requires candidates to withdraw their name from the ballot by Friday evening...

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  • Baltimore Popscope looks to unite city through public astronomy

    Baltimore Popscope looks to unite city through public astronomy

    As Highlandtown resident David Smith walked his dog, a Goldendoodle named Finley, at the eastern edge of Patterson Park on a frigid January night, he noticed a small crowd down the hill. Did someone get mugged? he wondered. Why else would a group gather in the cold and dark? To look skyward, of...

  • Health officials expect Zika virus to reach Maryland

    Health officials expect Zika virus to reach Maryland

    As carriers of the Zika virus get closer to Maryland, the state health department said Friday it is keeping in close contact with federal health officials about spread of the disease and will soon begin testing people who have traveled to regions where it is prevalent. No cases have been diagnosed...

  • Scientists 3D-print a 'brain' to learn the secret behind its folds

    Scientists 3D-print a 'brain' to learn the secret behind its folds

    By 3D-printing a fake gel brain and watching it “grow,” scientists at Harvard University have discovered how the human cortex develops its creepy, classic folds. The discovery, published in the journal Nature Physics, may solve a longstanding mystery about the structure of our gray matter and could...

  • Meet the unusually aggressive mosquitoes carrying Zika

    Meet the unusually aggressive mosquitoes carrying Zika

    Zika virus, a disease once only found in Africa and Southeast Asia, has spread rapidly into the Americas, bringing with it a fear of birth defects. The illness is mainly transmitted by mosquitoes, and no one in the United States has yet been infected with Zika from a bug bite.  But the mosquitoes...

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  • DJ Reggie Reg, formerly of 92Q, dies

    DJ Reggie Reg, formerly of 92Q, dies

    Reggie Reg, who had worked at Baltimore radio station 92Q and was a well known disc jockey on the city's club music scene, died Saturday evening at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 50. His sister, Betty Covington, said that he had been in declining health and died of congestive heart failure. "He had...

  • Lloyd McK. Alston,longtime city educator, dies

    Lloyd McK. Alston,longtime city educator, dies

    Lloyd McK. Alston, a retired city public school assistant superintendent who later became vice president of the Baltimore Urban League, died Jan. 31 of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 83. "I knew him in the school system, and he was a very intelligent and knowledgeable...

  • Francis X. 'Frank' Wells, insurance executive, dies

    Francis X. 'Frank' Wells, insurance executive, dies

    Francis X. "Frank" Wells, a retired insurance executive who had a passion for politics and thoroughbred horse racing, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from prostate cancer. The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87. The son of Dr. Charles Joseph Wells, a physician, and Elizabeth...

  • Douglas L. 'Doug' Miller Sr., Baltimore businessman, dies

    Douglas L. 'Doug' Miller Sr., Baltimore businessman, dies

    Douglas L. "Doug" Miller Sr., a Baltimore businessman who raised money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, died of multiple organ failure Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Timonium resident was 68. The son of George Lloyd Miller, a Bethlehem Steel Co. worker, and Jeannette Betts Clendaniel,...

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