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  • Howard prepares for health care enrollment to open Oct. 1

    Howard prepares for health care enrollment to open Oct. 1
    As Congress bickers over the future of the Affordable Care Act in Washington, Howard County is gearing up for one of the law's big milestones. On Oct. 1, open enrollment for health coverage under the act, passed in 2010 and commonly known as Obamacare,...
  • Baltimore police planning cellphone, seat belt crackdown

    Baltimore police planning cellphone, seat belt crackdown
    Baltimore Police are planning a crackdown on drivers who use hand-held phones behind the wheel or fail to use seat belts. Days after a state law took effect tightening restrictions on cellphone use while driving, the department announced that it would...
  • Senate confirms nation's first openly gay federal appellate judge

    Senate confirms nation's first openly gay federal appellate judge
    The Senate confirmed Todd Hughes' nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a 98-0 vote Tuesday, making Hughes the first openly gay federal appeals court judge in U.S. history. Hughes, who has been a deputy director in the...
  • Baltimore Police ditch 'stop and frisk' in name but not practice

    Baltimore Police ditch 'stop and frisk' in name but not practice
    Baltimore police are doing away with the term "stop and frisk," though officers can still use the controversial search tactic. Baltimore's Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said controversy over the New York Police Department's heavy use of the...
  • Baltimore police ditch 'stop and frisk' term, but not practice

    Baltimore police ditch 'stop and frisk' term, but not practice
    Baltimore Police are doing away with use of the term “stop and frisk,” though officers will continue to be able to use the controversial search tactic. Baltimore’s Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said that national...
  • A Friday column of all sorts of things [Commentary]

    So here it is, a Friday paper with a column by myself. As co-worker Dewey Fox pointed out Wednesday, we switched days this week to accommodate my being out of the office Monday and Tuesday. So, here's what I've got for a Friday, the first Friday in...
  • Md. should skip the MSA

    Why are state officials preparing to give students the Maryland School Assessment tests this year knowing that the exams can't and won't do what they're supposed to do, which is tell educators which schools are making progress and which are not? There's...
  • Mount Ida spiffed up as Decorator Show House [West Friendship]

    Back in July, local designer Tracey Davidson called the transformation of her space at Mount Ida a bit daunting. During those hectic summer months, Davidson claimed, “My work on the office space is humming along." The historic home near the court...
  • Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

    Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal
    A corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to smuggling drugs into the Baltimore City Detention Center for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Adrena Rice, 25, could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years for "frequently"...
  • Leopold seeks reversal of conviction, clearance to run for office

    Leopold seeks reversal of conviction, clearance to run for office
    Attorneys for former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold are arguing in court documents his convictions on vague charges should be overturned and that the judge had no authority to bar him from running for office. In a brief filed this month...
  • Maryland gun laws would not have stopped Navy Yard shooter

    Maryland gun laws would not have stopped Navy Yard shooter
    Maryland's gun laws are widely considered tougher than those of neighboring Virginia, but they would not have stopped the Navy Yard shooter from buying a shotgun and walking out of a store with it the same day. Authorities said Aaron Alexis' Monday...
  • A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare

    A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare
    House Republicans are behaving like children in their threats to shut down the government, especially when they have better options to move their agenda. The House has passed a bill to keep the government funded at current levels after September 30,...