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  • Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals

    Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals
    The rear alleys in the communities surrounding Broadway in Southeast Baltimore typically conjure up images of rats, litter or worse — not of a playground for children. Yet on a recent summer night, 3-year-old Stevie Benchoff hit a wiffle ball off a...
  • Hogan accuses Brown of illegal coordination

    Hogan accuses Brown of illegal coordination
    Republican Larry Hogan filed a formal elections complaint against Anthony G. Brown last week, accusing his Democratic opponent of illegally coordinating with a political action committee in the race for governor. Hogan alleges that Brown's campaign...
  • County sells 'eyesore' house with tax liens through auction house

    County sells 'eyesore' house with tax liens through auction house
    A run-down uninhabited house at 506 Locksley Road that has been the subject of complaints for the last two years from West Towson neighbors has been sold, County Councilman Marks said. "We're happy to get this resolved," said Marks, who represents...
  • Hogan's positions aren't 'squishy' [Letter]

    Hogan's positions aren't 'squishy' [Letter]
    I am always amazed by The Sun's editorial page; your recent piece about "shadow boxing" is a winner ("Shadow boxing in the Md. governor's race," Sept. 3). While being critical of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for his lack of substance, you backhand Larry Hogan...
  • Former health secretary to accept award at LGBT medical conference in Baltimore

    Former health secretary to accept award at LGBT medical conference in Baltimore
    Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will be on hand in Baltimore this week to receive an award for improving federal health policy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a national...
  • Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]

    Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]
    Each of our board members read The Sun's editorial, "Double voting? Not necessarily" (Sept. 2), and came away with mixed thoughts. We nonetheless thank you for encouraging Maryland to pursue legal action against those who voted twice in Maryland and...
  • Congress returns to work, faces tight deadline on federal funding

    Congress returns to work, faces tight deadline on federal funding
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday amid a backdrop of world crises and a looming showdown over immigration. But they're set to focus most of their effort this month on a more fundamental task: keeping the federal government open. Fresh off summer...
  • Brochin faces challenge in redrawn county district

    Brochin faces challenge in redrawn county district
    State Sen. Jim Brochin spent the summer beating back a Democratic primary challenge from the left. Now, he's facing what's perhaps an even tougher fight from the right. Because of state redistricting that left his northern Baltimore County district...
  • City panel to provide recompense to property owners

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than government officials told them to expect. Retired Baltimore...
  • As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming

    As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming
    Sparse crowds greeted Friday's opening day meet for the live horse racing season at Laurel Park. The glass-enclosed grandstand, with aging yellow and orange stadium-style seats, was hot and nearly deserted. A smattering of fans watched races from a patio...
  • UB could stop enrolling freshmen and sophomores

    UB could stop enrolling freshmen and sophomores
    Seven years after the University of Baltimore admitted its first freshman class, new President Kurt L. Schmoke is considering a return to the school's roots as an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. The enrollment growth that...
  • Legislation passed to give next Harford executive a raise

    Legislation passed to give next Harford executive a raise
    The incoming county executive will get a raise of nearly $25,000 over what Harford County Executive David Craig is paid, despite strident opposition from county teachers and other employees who have not received raises during much of Craig's tenure....