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Nonprofit breaks ground on Baltimore County monument to men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

It's strange, Rosemarie Ceo says. She doesn't remember the morning at church, she said, or the limousine ride. Or the gun salute, or the burial at Arlington National Cemetery. But she can still hear her son's goodbye at the bus station, as he left for the airport and Iraq. On Sunday, Ceo lingered...

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  • Inside the BDC, questions about Port Covington

    Inside the BDC, questions about Port Covington

    The board of the Baltimore Development Corp. voted unanimously in March to back a request from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank for $535 million in city financing to support his plan to redevelop Port Covington with a dense, mixed-use project, including a new Under Armour campus. Despite appearances,...

  • In combative language, Hogan vetoes five bills passed by Maryland General Assembly

    In combative language, Hogan vetoes five bills passed by Maryland General Assembly

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed five bills Friday, characterizing some as meddling by the General Assembly and dismissing another as a tax. Three of the vetoes reject plans to increase oversight of the state's mass transit agency, raise money to replace the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge in Southern...

  • Pat Murray to lead Chris Van Hollen campaign

    Pat Murray to lead Chris Van Hollen campaign

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic nominee for Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's open Senate seat, has hired the director of the state's Democratic Party to lead his campaign. Pat Murray, a state house veteran who was named the party's executive director last year, will succeed Sheila O'Connell. O'Connell...

  • Catherine Pugh flew to Las Vegas on Md. businessman's jet, says she paid

    Catherine Pugh flew to Las Vegas on Md. businessman's jet, says she paid

    When Baltimore's Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine E. Pugh visited Las Vegas last weekend, she didn't fly Southwest. She hopped a ride there and back on the private jet of a Maryland businessman and campaign donor. Pugh said she asked Walter A. Tilley Jr., chief executive of Home Paramount Pest...

  • Longtime O'Malley backer touts him as next DNC chair

    Longtime O'Malley backer touts him as next DNC chair

    As the political vultures circle around the incumbent, a longtime backer and financier of former Gov. Martin O'Malley is touting him as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. John P. Coale, whose $500,000 loan helped put O'Malley over the top in his 2006 race against Gov. Robert...

  • Baltimore County adopts $1.99 billion FY 2017 budget

    Baltimore County adopts $1.99 billion FY 2017 budget

    The Baltimore County Council approved a $1.99 billion operating budget for the 2017 fiscal year Thursday that contains no increases in property or income tax rates. The fiscal year begins July 1. "I thank the members of the County Council for their partnership in approving this fiscally prudent budget,"...

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  • Many uninsured still are not enrolling health plans despite Obamacare

    Many uninsured still are not enrolling health plans despite Obamacare

    Three years after the launch of the state's health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, three in five of Maryland's eligible uninsured still lack coverage. Despite the state's outreach efforts — and penalties imposed on those who don't buy health plans — officials acknowledge that they...

  • Shortage of penicillin threatens treatment for those with syphilis

    Shortage of penicillin threatens treatment for those with syphilis

    A national shortage of penicillin is threatening a simple treatment for syphilis, prompting Baltimore health officials to reserve the drugs for infected pregnant women. All others with the sexually transmitted disease are getting another antibiotic, doxycycline, which is effective if taken properly,...

  • The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

    The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

    For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics. The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last...

  • Baltimore preemie parents help one another through the stress of the NICU

    Baltimore preemie parents help one another through the stress of the NICU

    Shocked, worried, and physically and emotionally exhausted — this was not how Joi Turner expected to feel after the birth of her first child. Alex arrived at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore close to three months early. At just one pound, 14 ounces, his head fit inside Turner's palm. "When you go through...

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