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Sun endorsement: Olzewski for Baltimore County executive

During the last 24 years, Baltimore County has changed enormously. It has grown far more diverse racially and economically, and the suburban communities that were the center of growth and prosperity in the post-war decades have aged and in some cases decayed. The county is no longer offers an automatic...

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