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  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]

    Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]
    Reading Daniel Rodricks' latest liberal lunacy ("Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not spine," April 5), I was amazed as to how he wanted to equate Democrats with being sensible or somehow concerned about anyone other than themselves. First...
  • Lost in jail [Editorial]

    Lost in jail [Editorial]
    In Maryland, those arrested on the street or after police have obtained a warrant must be given a court hearing within 24 hours of being taken into custody. At that initial hearing they have a chance to learn the charges against them and to request...
  • Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit

    Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit
    Six regional and national advocacy organizations have filed arguments in federal court on behalf of a transgender retired police sergeant who brought a discrimination suit against Howard County after she was rejected for a volunteer police mounted patrol....
  • Havre de Grace woman to be tried in dog case Wednesday

    Havre de Grace woman to be tried in dog case Wednesday
    A New Jersey woman who has taken up the cause of Mary Magdalene Root, an elderly Havre de Grace woman jailed in early March after she failed to pay fines and to appear in court on charges of letting her dogs get out, said she will not be able to visit Bel...
  • Former Baltimore Behavioral Health CEO ordered to pay more than $60,000 in unpaid worker contributions

    Former Baltimore Behavioral Health CEO ordered to pay more than $60,000 in unpaid worker contributions
    The former CEO of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. was ordered to pay $60,750 for failing to deposit workers' contributions in the organization's retirement plan, the Department of Labor announced Thursday. BBH, a non profit drug treatment and mental...
  • Bid adieu to democracy for non-millionaires [Letter]

    Bid adieu to democracy for non-millionaires [Letter]
    Having learned of yet another electoral blow to the have-nots by the Supreme Court, I am led to imagine this: As I stand before a vast audience next to, say, Bill Gates, and we prepare to give simultaneous speeches, I notice that my "equal" fellow citizen...
  • Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers

    Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers
    A divided Carroll County board of commissioners voted Tuesday to no longer invoke Jesus Christ in prayers before government sessions, a measure one commissioner said “binds me to an act of disobedience against my Christian faith.” The...
  • Pasadena man faces prison after tipping dealer to wiretaps

    Pasadena man faces prison after tipping dealer to wiretaps
    A Pasadena man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to tipping off a major cocaine dealer that his phone was being monitored after learning about the tap from a local court official. Last June, Joshua Ferguson, 34, found out from a friend who...
  • Religion and restraint [Editorial]

    Religion and restraint  [Editorial]
    It's a shame Carroll County's board of commissioners felt it had to hold a formal vote in order to prevent members from violating a federal court order against sectarian or denominational prayers at the opening of its meetings. Is it too much to ask for...
  • New federal stream regulation defended

    New federal stream regulation defended
    A top Environmental Protection Agency official visited Baltimore Thursday to make the case for a new federal rule spelling out what streams and wetlands enjoy legal protection from development or disturbance. Nancy K. Stoner, acting assistant EPA...
  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland. O'Malley,...