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  • Maryland Gov. O'Malley tests presidential waters in New Hampshire visit

    Maryland Gov. O'Malley tests presidential waters in New Hampshire visit
    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley was in New Hampshire this weekend to rub shoulders with influential Democrats in the early-voting state as he begins to test the waters for a presidential run in 2016. The charismatic Democrat, who is considered a...
  • State launches investigation into licensure of doctor with rape conviction

    State launches investigation into licensure of doctor with rape conviction
    State health officials launched an investigation Thursday into how Dr. William Dando was allowed to practice medicine in Maryland, given his 1987 rape conviction in Florida, and they suspended his medical license because of a sexual assault indictment...
  • Brown's inadequate explanation [Letter]

    Brown's inadequate explanation [Letter]
    In explaining the role he played in implementing the Affordable Care Act, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown more closely resembles a central casting actor offering cliched political doublespeak than someone capable of holding the highest elected office in the...
  • City passes latest property tax break

    City passes latest property tax break
    Property taxes for Baltimore homeowners will drop again under Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to gradually lower the city's rate to bring it more in line with the rest of the state. The city's spending panel agreed Wednesday to lower the rate to...
  • It's time for the House to take up immigration [Commentary]

    It's time for the House to take up immigration [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of noncitizen children who had already waited years for visas to come to the United States with their families. Federal law allows immigrants to bring their unmarried, minor children with them to the U.S., but...
  • Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition

    Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition
    Supporters of an effort to have parts of Howard County's recently passed comprehensive zoning bill sent to  referendum this November faced a setback last week. A Circuit Court judge affirmed a decision by the county Board of Elections to deny a petition...
  • Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget

    Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget
    Aberdeen's long-awaited approval for a lodging, or hotel room, tax may have hit another snag, as Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has raised a question about the legality of the General Assembly's action in granting Harford County authority to...
  • A brief history of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

    A brief history of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
    2500 B.C.: The earliest evidence of oyster harvesting — shell deposits called middens — indicate that people living in the Chesapeake region were eating oysters and other shellfish as long as early as 2,500 B.C. 1600s: Early colonial...
  • The facts behind the claims in the Democratic debate

    The facts behind the claims in the Democratic debate
    When the Democrats running for governor met for their second three-way television debate Monday night, charges and countercharges flew – along with allegations of distortion, deception and half-truths. Doug Gansler was especially aggressive,...
  • State making progress on bridge upkeep with increased funding

    State making progress on bridge upkeep with increased funding
    The crack on a steel girder on the underside of the westbound Interstate 70 bridge over the Patapsco River was so small that it wouldn't catch the eye of most. But within a half-hour of a bridge cleaning-and-painting contractor spotting it, a...
  • Conservation group targets Prince George's senator

    Conservation group targets Prince George's senator
    A leading Maryland environmental group has taken the unusual step of publicly committing $40,000 to the defeat of a Prince George's County senator it sees as being too pale a shade of green. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters announced it...
  • Harford council candidate opposed to zoning appeals bill [Letter]

    Bill 14-21 is an egregious dereliction of duty on the part of the Harford County Council. That so many current Councilmen co-sponsored this bill is a sad statement on their concern for protecting the rights of the voters.  This Bill would make Harford...