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  • Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending

    Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending
    As the General Assembly enters the final week of its 90-day session, lawmakers have fewer issues coming down to the wire than in a typical year — but some that remain are very thorny indeed. A proposal to raise the minimum wage, Gov. Martin O'...
  • Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus

    Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus
    The Carroll County commissioners must stop opening their meetings with prayers to Jesus Christ, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, a decision that comes amid a national debate over the limits of religious observation by public bodies. U.S. District Judge...
  • Getting out of jail free [Editorial]

    Getting out of jail free  [Editorial]
    A favorable Senate committee vote this week for the amended Senate Bill 973, which would solve a state public defender problem and offer some measure of bail reform, was a step in the right direction that should be repeated by the rest of the legislature....
  • South River High student avoids conviction for bringing gun to school

    South River High student avoids conviction for bringing gun to school
    A South River High School senior has been barred from having a firearm for a year, but avoided a criminal conviction Tuesday for having an unloaded shotgun in his car on the school parking lot in February, his lawyer said. Patrick Bryan Mitchell, 18,...
  • Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives

    Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives
    A springtime snowfall dampening their signs, if not their spirits, several hundred activists divided into opposing groups Tuesday on the plaza in front of the Supreme Court to make their own opening arguments over the Affordable Care Act. The point of...
  • Senate advances revamped bail system

    Senate advances revamped bail system
    A key state Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would have the state eventually rely on a computer system to determine who gets released from jail after arrest and who has to post bail. The computerized "risk assessment tool" would decide...
  • Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'

    Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'
    Aberdeen resident and longtime civil rights activist Janice Grant made a successful last-ditch effort to stop the city from demolishing her family's 84-year-old house, which she says is historically significant. Grant rounded up supporters and got a...
  • Referendum case to be heard by top Md. court

    Supporters of an effort to bring certain comprehensive zoning decisions to referendum have learned that their appeals will be heard by the state's highest court later this spring. The petitioners, who are fighting a ruling by Howard County Board of...
  • Brother of police shooting suspect held on drug charge

    Brother of police shooting suspect held on drug charge
    The brother of the man accused of shooting off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith Mcneill was ordered to be held in custody on a federal drug charge after a brief hearing Monday. Federal authorities have confirmed that Lamont G. Thomas spoke to city...
  • Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]

    Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]
    As congressman of the 2nd District of Maryland, I am proud to represent the men and women of the National Security Agency. They serve and sacrifice for our country every day, often in dangerous situations, and I applaud them for their work. As the...
  • Academy rape trial aftermath [Letter]

    So the male football player found not guilty of rape at a court-martial will none the less be dismissed from the U.S. Naval Academy for having lied to investigators about the very charge he was found not guilty of ("Mid not guilty of sex assault," March...
  • Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early

    Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early
    After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...