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  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • As deadline approaches, Howard referendum case embroiled in new controversy

    As deadline approaches, Howard referendum case embroiled in new controversy
    Amid the latest fray in a case to bring about a dozen Howard County zoning changes to referendum this fall, there is a final deadline in sight. August 18 – less than a month away – is the drop-dead date for a referendum question to be...
  • Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants

    Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants
    Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov....
  • Harris wrangles with D.C. officials over marijuana decriminalization

    Harris wrangles with D.C. officials over marijuana decriminalization
    — A proposal by a Maryland congressman to block the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia has devolved into a war of words — with some D.C. advocates calling on Washingtonians to boycott the beaches of the Eastern Shore...
  • Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America
    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • City Council passes tax credits for apartment developers

    City Council passes tax credits for apartment developers
    The Baltimore City Council passed a bill Thursday backed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to make 10 years of tax credits available citywide for developers of apartments. The council amended the legislation to include developers who renovate...
  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan

    Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan
    Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....
  • Obama not to blame for child migrant crisis [Letter]

    Obama not to blame for child migrant crisis [Letter]
    I disagree with letter writer Rick Alvi's claim that President Obama is to blame for the recent influx of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our border ("Border crisis is Obama's mess," July 13). In 2008 President George W. Bush signed...
  • Tougher gun laws will increase violent crime [Letter]

    Tougher gun laws will increase violent crime [Letter]
    The recent comments by Vincent DeMarco ("Tougher gun laws are helping reduce homicides in Baltimore," July 5) are flawed in many respects. First he only points to New York City for statistics that support his views, but when other large cities like...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • Conn. coding issues not expected to affect Md. health exchange

    Conn. coding issues not expected to affect Md. health exchange
    Coding problems that led to coverage and billing troubles for thousands of consumers using Connecticut's online insurance marketplace will be fixed in Maryland's version of the technology, officials said today. Maryland officials had been preparing to...