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  • Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]

    Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]
    President Obama, in his determination to get American foreign policy off what he has called "a perpetual war footing," must take care now not to box himself in with any more comments about "red lines" that restrict his options. As he appraises the...
  • Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

    Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year
    Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp has been named one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2014. The Maryland State Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday. Other finalists are Kelly O'Hara of Cecil County; Erin...
  • Smoking restrictions on tap for Ocean City next summer

    Smoking restrictions on tap for Ocean City next summer
    Ocean City officials voted earlier this week to draft a law to restrict smoking on the beach and boardwalk beginning May 1, 2015. The proposed ordinance, which passed on a 4-3 vote at a work session for the town council on Tuesday, identifies a number...
  • Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

    Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally
    Carrie Evans, the executive director of Equality Maryland, was arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington on Thursday afternoon, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization said. The arrest wasn't surprising, as...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    All Together Now at Howard library branches
    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •A Comet is Coming to Mars. Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. Solar system ambassador Becca Sepan answers questions about Comet Siding Spring making a close approach to Mars in October....
  • Amtrak officials have many options for Susquehanna rail bridge

    Amtrak officials have many options for Susquehanna rail bridge
    A lengthy process remains ahead for Amtrak officials as they work with community leaders on both sides of the Susquehanna River to determine whether to replace or rehabilitate the 108-year-old rail bridge over the river. "I still think it's too soon...
  • New school year in Harford brings renewed focus on safety getting there and back home

    New school year in Harford brings renewed focus on safety getting there and back home
    With this week's start of the 2014-15 school year in Harford County, law enforcement and school officials, as well as state transportation officials, are urging drivers to be cautious around school buses, bus stops and students walking to school. Yellow...
  • Land use and education key issues for 3rd District council candidates

    Land use and education key issues for 3rd District council candidates
    Voters in the Third Councilmanic District will have to choose between a longtime activist running her first campaign and a 40-year veteran of the House of Delegates. Despite their different backgrounds, both say land use and education are the critical...
  • HdG council lays out possibilities for future of RAD loan program

    HdG council lays out possibilities for future of RAD loan program
    As several business leaders urged Havre de Grace leaders Monday night to keep its revolving loan fund afloat, the three options the city has for transforming the program were laid out for council members. The Revitalization and Development Loan...
  • Havre de Grace considers changes to rules on auto shops, residential fences, signs

    Havre de Grace considers changes to rules on auto shops, residential fences, signs
    If bills pending before the Havre de Grace Council are approved, an auto repair shop will be allowed to move a few blocks to the former Coca-Cola building and residents will have more options for building fences on corner lots. A third bill would...
  • Pot as medicine [Editorial]

    Pot as medicine  [Editorial]
    A state commission meeting this week to draft rules governing access to medical marijuana by patients and physicians has left advocates for the drug's therapeutic use wondering whether it will ever become available to those who need it. The...
  • 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...