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  • Baltimore life, unnecessarily hard [Commentary]

    Baltimore life, unnecessarily hard [Commentary]
    "Oh, Baltimore, ain't it hard just to live?" Nina Simone lamented in song about life in the city back in 1978, and not much has changed since then for the tens of thousands of residents who are living in poverty, are homeless or who are suffering...
  • Hands off money set aside for Md.'s parks and open space [Letter]

    Hands off money set aside for Md.'s parks and open space [Letter]
    I would like to talk about Maryland's Program Open Space and The Sun's editorial ("Open space falls short," March 9) and Dan Rodricks' column on the subject ("Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1). Both represent outsiders looking in...
  • Assembly votes to curtail commercial wind turbines

    The General Assembly moved Saturday to curtail commercial wind turbines across much of the state to protect a naval air station in Southern Maryland, brushing aside arguments the curb would kill a $200 million energy project on the Eastern Shore. By a...
  • Time ripe for passage of hybrid school board bill [Editorial]

    Time ripe for passage of hybrid school board bill [Editorial]
    A proposal to change the Baltimore County School Board from an all-appointed body to a mixture of appointed and elected members, usually called a "hybrid board," has been on the table for years without becoming a reality. This year, that might change....
  • 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,...
  • Free speech challenged in Carroll [Letter]

    Free speech challenged in Carroll [Letter]
    I read the article, "Prayer case plaintiffs file for contempt" (April 3) with great interest since it quotes Bruce Holstein's comments at a Carroll County Commissioners meeting regarding a federal court injunction that temporarily bars the commissioners...
  • Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech

    Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech
    Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened...
  • Lawmakers ready short-term fix to supply lawyers at bail hearings

    Lawmakers ready short-term fix to supply lawyers at bail hearings
    With lawmakers still far apart on how to overhaul Maryland's bail system, legislative leaders and the O'Malley administration have cobbled together a short-term fix that involves an executive order and recruiting private attorneys for little or no pay...
  • Howard council passes Route 1 tax credit program

    The Howard County Council on Monday passed a tax credit program that officials have called "another tool in the toolbox" to encourage revitalization  along the Route 1 corridor.  The initiative, which passed unanimously, creates an opportunity for Route...
  • Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire

    Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire
    A late bid in Annapolis to alter Maryland's storm-water fee law has drawn fire from environmentalists and from the attorney general's office, calling it an unconstitutional end run on the legislative process. Senators meeting with their House...
  • Assembly passes pit bull bill on third try

    Assembly passes pit bull bill on third try
    After two years of wrangling, the General Assembly gave its final approval Thursday to legislation that overrules a state high court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous and must be held to a stricter liability standard for bites than other...
  • General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland

    General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland
    The General Assembly fulfilled its state constitutional duty Saturday by wrapping up action on Gov. Martin O'Malley's nearly $39 billion operating budget. Final approval came as the House and Senate approved the agreement rreached by negotiators for the...