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  • Court should rule public prayer constitutional

     Court should rule public prayer constitutional
    The U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Susan Galloway is to consider whether Christian prayers at town board meetings are constitutional ("Justices to hear prayer case," Nov. 4). The U.S. Court of Appeals based in New York...
  • DHR is not 'robbing' any children

    I am writing in response to the recent commentary regarding foster care, "How Maryland robs its most vulnerable children," (Oct. 14). The author incorrectly asserts that the Department of Human Resources is improperly taking assets from children in...
  • Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge

    Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge
    The Baltimore County burglar who helped trigger an ongoing constitutional challenge to Maryland's handgun laws shot himself to death, police said, after he assaulted his estranged wife and beat his parents with a pipe. Police found Kris Lee Abbott dead...
  • Lewis Museum struggles with attendance, fundraising

    Lewis Museum struggles with attendance, fundraising
    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, which opened in Baltimore with great fanfare in 2005, has fallen short of attendance and fundraising goals — forcing the state to shore up its finances. During the past...
  • Lighting the way on climate change

    Lighting the way on climate change
    The regulations released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from new power plants are so clearly necessary — and have been in the works for years — that it's difficult to even think of them as...
  • Havre de Grace gearing up for Christmas holiday season

    Uh oh, dear readers! It's Black Friday. I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps with lots of friends and relatives. Many folks are now in the turmoil of holiday shopping madness, straight through until Christmas. Friends who work in...
  • 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...
  • Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings

    Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings
    Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that poor suspects should have access to counsel at all bail hearings, overturning the General Assembly's attempt to spare already-stretched public defenders from attending hundreds of thousands of proceedings each...
  • Tea party Republicans crossed a line

     Tea party Republicans crossed a line
    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the law of the land, passed by both houses of Congress and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The tea party Republicans are acting like a child who throws a temper tantrum in a grocery store because...
  • What is expected of students under Common Core

    What is expected of students under Common Core
    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age. A complete list of standards is available at corestandards.org....
  • HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources

    HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources
    Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...