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Baltimore County school board votes to remove heat closure policy

The Baltimore County Board of Education voted Tuesday to abolish a controversial policy that forced the superintendent to close schools without air conditioning on excessively hot days. The policy — which was put in place last summer — directed Superintendent Dallas Dance to close non-air conditioned...

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  • Baghdad High School for Girls grad reconnects with ex-classmates in Parkville

    Baghdad High School for Girls grad reconnects with ex-classmates in Parkville

    Sitting in the kitchen of her Parkville home, Najwa Al-Amin remembers her senior year in high school. It was the year she and her best friends listened to cassette tapes of ABBA, gossiped about boys, played on sports teams and stayed up late studying for college entrance exams. In many ways, Al-Amin's...

  • EEOC files appeal in Baltimore County pension case

    EEOC files appeal in Baltimore County pension case

    The federal Equal Opportunity Commission is appealing a court ruling that absolved Baltimore County of having to return money to thousands of employees who overpaid into the pension system. The commission filed notice of its appeal last week. It did not describe the reasons for the appeal, and a...

  • Baltimore County puts temporary halt to large solar fields on farms

    Baltimore County puts temporary halt to large solar fields on farms

    The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously Monday to halt large-scale solar power projects on farmland for four months while the county considers rules for them. Councilman Wade Kach pushed the measure in response to a growing interest among farmers in leasing their fields to energy companies...

  • Baltimore County won't help pay for midge spraying

    Baltimore County won't help pay for midge spraying

    Baltimore County will not kick in money for a midge-eradication plan proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The Republican governor publicly asked Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a Democrat, on Oct. 5 to contribute $650,000 to spray pesticides to combat midges on Back River in eastern Baltimore...

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