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  • Sprint to primary fueled by retail politicking

    Sprint to primary fueled by retail politicking
    Bob Mayes was gardening in his Northeast Baltimore front yard this week when Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched himself down Berkshire Road, crisscrossing the block at a full-out run. "Nice to see you! Thank you!" Gansler bellowed to one of...
  • Time to give America a raise [Commentary]

    Time to give America a raise [Commentary]
    As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
  • Not one bill from legislators addresses drug treatment [Letter]

    The Maryland Legislature is forgetting one key element in its efforts to fight drug abuse in the state: increased treatment. Over the past nearly 90-day session in Annapolis, the legislature introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana,...
  • Maryland nurse convicted of sex abuse in Ohio

    Maryland nurse convicted of sex abuse in Ohio
    A Maryland nurse now serving jail time in Ohio for having unwanted sexual contact with a woman in labor has surrendered his state nursing license. James Julian Lewis, 29, voluntarily surrendered his Maryland nursing license Feb. 18, though he pleaded...
  • Underage casino gamblers could face fines

    Underage casino gamblers could face fines
    People younger than 21 who gamble at Maryland casinos would face fines under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly. The bill, passed unanimously by the House after failing the previous two years, now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The...
  • James J. O'Donnell, state transportation secretary

    James J. O'Donnell, state transportation secretary
    James Joseph O'Donnell, a former Maryland transportation secretary and World War II lieutenant commander, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The former Cedarcroft resident was 95. "Jim got things done in a quiet way....
  • Assembly passes transgender rights bill

    Assembly passes transgender rights bill
    Legislation barring discrimination against transgender people passed the General Assembly on Thursday, as the House of Delegates approved the bill after an impassioned debate. The vote sends the measure to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who said he will sign it....
  • Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum

    Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum
    The day after the state legislature extended civil rights protections to transgender people, the group that successfully petitioned same-sex marriage to the ballot in 2012 threatened to petition the transgender protections, too.  MdPetitions.org sent...
  • Law would allow farmers' market beer sales

    Visitors to farmers' markets would be able to sample and purchase beer made by small Maryland brew pubs under a bill that received final General Assembly approval Thursday. The House unanimously passed the measure, sending it to the governor. It is a...
  • More craft beer brews are on tap for Maryland

    More craft beer brews are on tap for Maryland
    Maryland's craft beer business is growing rapidly — at a rate of 35 percent a year — as consumers increasingly seek out independent brewers' new-style yet traditionally made beers. "There is just an amazing level of interest in craft beer,...
  • Colts departure from Baltimore really hurt, once upon a time

    Colts departure from Baltimore really hurt, once upon a time
    You have to be of a certain age now, your mid-30s at least, to even remember the midnight trauma of March 28-29, 1984. But to fully appreciate the hard, numbing slap of that snowy night — how much it hurt, once upon a time — your memories of...
  • USDA encourages early registration for Farm Service Agency programs

    For American dairy farmers, they will not get everything they want through the 2014 Farm Bill, but they should get everything they need, according to a Harford County dairy producer. "We're saying that we didn't get everything we want, but we got...