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  • Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

    Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given.
  • Arundel students get a taste of government

    Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools. Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School...

    U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates

    U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates
    The U.S Justice Department invited thousands of federal convicts on Wednesday to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore, where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities. The Obama...

    Long-sought Rec and Parks audit finally complete

    Long-sought Rec and Parks audit finally complete
    After years of demands by activists, Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks has finally been audited. The audit found the agency kept erroneous financial statements, confused revenue and expenses, and lacked procedures on how employees should...

    Pratt decries lack of action on replacing wasteful city phones

    Pratt decries lack of action on replacing wasteful city phones
    The drama over Baltimore's dysfunctional phone system began its next act Wednesday, with the city authorizing a private attorney to defend Comptroller Joan M. Pratt amid an ethics investigation — and Pratt leveling more accusations that the...