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  • Ulman clears first hurdle to State House

    Ulman clears first hurdle to State House
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman cleared the first hurdle to the State House on Tuesday night, June 24, as he and gubernatorial running mate Anthony Brown clinched the Democratic nomination with about 50 percent of the vote, according to unofficial...
  • Sniffing out drugs in Harford schools [Editorial]

    Sniffing out drugs in Harford schools [Editorial]
    Conducting a review of the policy under which drug-sniffing dogs are brought into public middle and high schools in Harford County, as is currently being done, is a worthwhile exercise in responsibility, both for school officials and the students and...
  • Baltimore's fading clout [Editorial]

    Baltimore's fading clout  [Editorial]
    Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and...
  • Laurel man indicted on charges in chase, fight with Howard Co. officer

    Laurel man indicted on charges in chase, fight with Howard Co. officer
    A Laurel man has been indicted on drug, traffic, weapons, and assault charges in connection with an April incident where he led a Howard County police officer on a car and foot chase that culminated in a one-on-one struggle where the man allegedly...
  • Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day

    Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day
    A slow but steady trickle of Route 40-area voters hit the polls Tuesday morning in Harford County to cast their ballots for what many are calling a less-than-eventful primary election. Some of the more popular polling sites, like Aberdeen High School...
  • Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary

    Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary
    Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally. Six of eight incumbents...
  • Harris plans attempt to block D.C. pot law

    Harris plans attempt to block D.C. pot law
    Rep. Andy Harris plans to introduce an amendment Wednesday that would block the District of Columbia's effort to decriminalize marijuana. The Cockeysville Republican and House Appropriations Committee member will attempt to attach the amendment to a...
  • Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general

    Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general
    Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general. Frosh, 67, who had trailed in early polls...
  • The GI Bill's lasting legacy [Commentary]

    The GI Bill's lasting legacy [Commentary]
    Seventy years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill that transformed the economic and social structure of the United States and paved the way for the post-war boom. It was called the GI Bill of Rights. One of its many unintended...
  • Parking plan for Rotunda area divides Hampden community

    Parking plan for Rotunda area divides Hampden community
    Sitting in the back row of a crowded, contentious meeting Thursday, neighbors Misty Kercz and Sarah Diehl had opposite opinions of a city councilwoman's plans for residential permit parking around the Rotunda mall. Misty Kercz said she would like to see...
  • Cardin's shadowy attackers [Letter]

    Cardin's shadowy attackers [Letter]
    My household recently received two mailers attacking Del. Jon Cardin from a group that calls itself "Marylanders for Integrity in Government PAC" and credited "Anne Adoryan, Treasurer." The return address was a post office box in Hampden. When I checked...
  • Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]

    Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]
    Fortunately for Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley has had the foresight to transition our state toward renewable energy sources for power generation. As a result of the passage of the Off-Shore Wind Bill and the veto of House Bill 1168, an anti-on-land...