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  • Hypocrisy v. democracy [Letter]

    Hypocrisy v. democracy [Letter]
    How hypocritical we are to be teaching Third World countries to establish democratic governments while our own U.S. Supreme Court makes it easier than ever for the wealthy to buy political candidates even as it suddenly discovers that "corporations are...
  • Howard organizations continue stand against bullying [Commentary]

    I feel that a big thumbs-up is owed to Jaki Ulman, who in partnership with StandUp Hoco has begun a new grassroots project called the "Hoco Blue Pinky Project." The effort is designed to raise awareness of bullying, particularly among young girls....
  • Residents sue landlord, security firms at troubled city apartments

    Residents sue landlord, security firms at troubled city apartments
    Residents at a notorious subsidized housing complex in West Baltimore sued their landlord and two private security firms Tuesday, alleging that they were forced to live in filthy conditions and suffered reprisals from guards when they spoke out about...
  • Upper Chesapeake settles federal discrimination suit

    Upper Chesapeake settles federal discrimination suit
    Upper Chesapeake Health System agreed to pay $180,000 to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought on behalf of a former employee of the organization's Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, the U.S. Equal Employment...
  • Obama weighs detainee hearings

    Obama weighs detainee hearings
    — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts fast-track cases of incarcerated immigrants....
  • Columbia Election Candidate: Robert Fontaine

    Columbia Election Candidate: Robert Fontaine
    This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...
  • A true detective remembers the Lebowitz case

    A true detective remembers the Lebowitz case
    Among the many Baltimore long-timers who had an old, sad anger awakened by the recent mention of Esther Lebowitz in the news was Nick Giangrasso, the detective in charge of the crime scene the day her body was found. "Some cases never leave you," he...
  • Patching a broken immigration system [Editorial]

    President Barack Obama has come under fire from Hispanic groups who say he hasn't done enough to enact comprehensive immigration reform and that his administration has deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Neither charge is wholly justified:...
  • The NRA's challenger [Editorial]

    This week, Michael R. Bloomberg announced he would be writing a check to support a grass-roots get-out-the-vote effort to counteract the National Rifle Association. This is hardly a shock as Mr. Bloomberg has supported the fight against gun violence...
  • Street resident cited in April 10 field fire

    Street resident cited in April 10 field fire
    A Street resident has been charged in connection with starting a three-alarm field and woods fire April 10 that burned more than four acres. David Allen Wolfe, 41, of the 1200 block of Macton Road, received a citation from the Maryland Natural Resources...
  • Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses

    Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses
    Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who was led astray by a cabal of bumbling...
  • Baltimore police sergeant gets probation for misconduct

    Baltimore police sergeant gets probation for misconduct
    A veteran Baltimore police sergeant received probation Friday after being convicted for failing to act during an assault on a drug suspect. Sgt. Marinos N. Gialamas said that it was "a split-second decision" that had ended with him standing before a...