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  • Howard Co. police chief retiring

    Howard Co. police chief retiring
    Months after being thrust into a national spotlight as the face of Howard County's response to a murder-suicide at The Mall in Columbia, Police Chief William J. McMahon said Thursday that he is retiring in June after 28 years with the department.
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...

    Harford Risk Management Office critiqued over budget increase

    As their review of the county executive's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget got under way Thursday, Harford County Council members criticized the Risk Management Office for requesting a 10 percent budget increase mostly to hire more security officers....

    'Ban the box' law is a modest first step [Letter]

    We're pleased that Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby's measure to address the employment discrimination faced by ex-offenders is moving toward a final vote later this month ("'Ban the box' bill advances over opposition from businesses," April 7). The...

    Patching a broken immigration system [Editorial]

    President Barack Obama has come under fire from Hispanic groups who say he hasn't done enough to enact comprehensive immigration reform and that his administration has deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Neither charge is wholly justified:...