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  • Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]

    Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the referendum process in Maryland is broken. It most certainly doesn't require a room full of lawyers to determine that, either. Yet, that is what's happening as Maryland's Court of Special...
  • Prosecutorial indiscretion [Commentary]

    Prosecutorial indiscretion [Commentary]
    On an evening in June 2013, New Jersey Det. Joseph Walker was driving his minivan along Route 3 near Interstate 97 with his wife and three young children when he accidentally drifted into Joseph Harvey Jr.'s lane of traffic. Harvey, who was with a...
  • Glen Burnie man with 38 convictions, 23 aliases, faces drug charges following Harford traffic stop

    Glen Burnie man with 38 convictions, 23 aliases, faces drug charges following Harford traffic stop
    A Glen Burnie man charged with possession of drugs during an I-95 traffic stop near Aberdeen also has an extensive criminal record across multiple states, an assistant state's attorney said. Ernesto Troy Kellum, 45, of the 300 block of Lindera Lane, was...
  • Mount Washington school redefines education

    Mount Washington school redefines education
    Caroline Chavasse stood before a room of fidgeting young bodies and wandering eyes and made a tearful plea for her livelihood. The fate of the 51-year-old rested with this group of 40 youngsters who, with a check of a "yes" or "no" box, would decide...
  • Reisterstown man appeared to plot to kill Del. judge, authorities say

    Reisterstown man appeared to plot to kill Del. judge, authorities say
    The founder of an embattled Sparks-based insurance company appears to have been plotting to kill a Delaware judge overseeing the liquidation of his business, recording himself on a trip to scout out his targets and acquiring a cache of weapons, federal...
  • Where was the beef? [Commentary]

    Where was the beef? [Commentary]
    A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers....
  • The public has a right to know who is in custody, for the protection of us all [Editorial]

    The public has a right to know who is in custody, for the protection of us all [Editorial]
    A disturbing trend in law enforcement in recent years has been a propensity for police agencies – especially at the federal level – to not acknowledge when they arrest and hold people suspected of criminal activity. Such a case came to light...
  • Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]

    Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the folly of House Republicans' threat to impeach President Barack Obama, the real constitutional crisis is an unimpeachable president; House Speaker John Boehner is right to dismiss such talk as futile ("Impeachment...
  • Baltimore man, 21, charged in second murder in five years

    Baltimore man, 21, charged in second murder in five years
    A 21-year-old Baltimore man — convicted less than five years ago of murder — has been charged in a double shooting last week that left 19-year-old Dominic Tales dead and another man critically injured, police said. Police said two officers...
  • Crofton man received life sentence in 2012 killing

    A Crofton man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 20 years for the killing of a Frederick man who prosecutors said had been his partner in a drug operation. Michael Stahlnecker, 51, was sentenced in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for the...
  • Court of Special Appeals hears Howard referendum case

    Court of Special Appeals hears Howard referendum case
    With just two weeks left to submit questions for the November general election ballot, attorneys on both sides of a Howard County referendum case made their arguments before three Court of Special Appeals judges in Annapolis Monday morning.  The case...
  • Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

    Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]
    The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...