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  • It's time for the House to take up immigration [Commentary]

    It's time for the House to take up immigration [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of noncitizen children who had already waited years for visas to come to the United States with their families. Federal law allows immigrants to bring their unmarried, minor children with them to the U.S., but...
  • Judge Robert L. Karwacki, city school board president

    Judge Robert L. Karwacki, city school board president
    Robert L. Karwacki, a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge who was president of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners during the troubled early 1970s, died of kidney failure Monday at his Chester home. The former Mount Vernon resident was...
  • Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

    Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger
    Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
  • New plans show lower density project at Maple Lawn South

    New plans show lower density project at Maple Lawn South
    A little more than a year after a group of Fulton residents protested against plans for high-density development at Maple Lawn South, a tract of farmland in southeastern Howard County, the developer has revealed a concept that would bring single-family...
  • After delays, transit-oriented development starts to arrive

    After delays, transit-oriented development starts to arrive
    Maryland developers are once again digging into plans to build near rail stations, a sign that the appetite for development projects focused on transit may be coming back. This week, developers will break ground on a new 700-car parking garage and...
  • Cow reported on the side of the road in Bel Air [Police blotter]

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Patricia Ann Tatta, 39, of the 700 block of Gilbert Road, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant in a case in which she was charged with failing to send her child to...
  • State charges dropped for Glen Burnie bomb suspect

    State charges dropped for Glen Burnie bomb suspect
    An Anne Arundel County judge agreed Thursday to drop state charges against a man accused of building bombs in his Glen Burnie home. Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. pleaded guilty in May to one federal firearms charge and faces up to 10 years in federal prison...
  • Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition

    Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition
    Supporters of an effort to have parts of Howard County's recently passed comprehensive zoning bill sent to  referendum this November faced a setback last week. A Circuit Court judge affirmed a decision by the county Board of Elections to deny a petition...
  • State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction

    State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction
    To become licensed as a nurse, a social worker or even to drive around dead bodies in Maryland, a criminal background check is required. But not to get a doctor's license. Instead, the state Board of Physicians asks would-be doctors to voluntarily...
  • Man sentenced in 2003 Essex house party shootings

    Man sentenced in 2003 Essex house party shootings
    A Baltimore man convicted in the 2003 shooting deaths of two men at an Essex party was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison Wednesday, prosecutors said. Jaron Grade, 36, was first convicted by a jury in December 2004 and sentenced to life plus 20...
  • Ehrlich view of religion is profoundly un-American [Letter]

    Ehrlich view of religion is profoundly un-American [Letter]
    Leave it to Bob Ehrlich to be an "equal opportunity" offender in his defense of the Supreme Court's Town of Greece v. Galloway decision ("Freedom of, not from, religion," June 1). In his recent column he managed at one and the same time to disrespect...
  • Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case drop ban request

    Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case drop ban request
    Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Christian prayers at Carroll County commissioner meetings have dropped a request for a temporary ban on the practice. The plaintiffs, a humanist group and residents who say they feel alienated by the prayers,...