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Richard P. O'Mara, longtime Baltimore Sun reporter and editor, dies

Richard P. O'Mara, longtime Baltimore Sun reporter and editor, dies

Richard P. O'Mara, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, foreign correspondent, editorial writer and editor whose career spanned four decades, died Thursday from frontal temporal dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Mount Washington resident was 80. "Rich O'Mara was a very graceful writer...

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  • Franchot, NAACP seek DOJ action on school air conditioning

    Franchot, NAACP seek DOJ action on school air conditioning

    Comptroller Peter Franchot and the NAACP are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the lack of air conditioning in public schools in Baltimore city and Baltimore County. In a letter sent Monday, Franchot and Gerald Stansbury, president of the state NAACP, said many of the students...

  • City Council members to amend $15 minimum wage bill, keep trying for passage

    City Council members to amend $15 minimum wage bill, keep trying for passage

    A City Council committee plans to vote today on amendments to a proposal to raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15 an hour — part of an effort to try to pass the legislation before year's end. Councilman Robert W. Curran, chairman of the labor committee, said he expects to pass amendments to the...

  • City Council approves $660 million bond deal for Port Covington project

    City Council approves $660 million bond deal for Port Covington project

    The Baltimore City Council gave its final approval Monday to a $660 million public financing package for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's massive Port Covington project — a deal supporters say will bring thousands of jobs to Baltimore, but critics say is corporate welfare. City Council President...

  • Bill seeks to ban replica guns in Baltimore

    Bill seeks to ban replica guns in Baltimore

    The Baltimore City Council is considering a citywide ban on toy guns that are made to look like pistols, machine guns and rifles — and have been linked to shootings in Baltimore and cities across the country. In April, police in East Baltimore shot and wounded a 14-year-old middle-school student...

  • Baltimore bus route changes wreak havoc, group says

    Baltimore bus route changes wreak havoc, group says

    A transportation advocacy group says recent changes to nearly half of Baltimore's bus schedules were poorly publicized and wreaked havoc for riders. The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance analyzed schedule shifts on 22 routes that changed Aug. 28. They found reduced service on all but one...

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