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  • Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid

    Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid
    More than 100 universities, including Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, will clarify application instructions to ensure they are not violating federal law by requiring extra forms to determine eligibility for financial aid, Rep. Elijah E....
  • Holocaust debate plays out in Annapolis

    Holocaust debate plays out in Annapolis
    The specter of the Holocaust came to Annapolis on Monday as survivors and their descendants sought what they view as justice in memory of a witness who couldn't be there. Leo Bretholz of Pikesville had been scheduled to testify on behalf of a bill to...
  • City Council votes for 'ban the box' law

    City Council votes for  'ban the box' law
    Baltimore's City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban employers from asking about an applicant's criminal record until after a job interview  — a sweeping requirement that supporters say will make it easier for ex-convicts to get jobs. But some...
  • Senators seek to stall pollution regulations

    Senators seek to stall pollution regulations
    Key senators have put language in the state budget bill that would stall Maryland's efforts to limit one of the Chesapeake Bay's main pollutants, phosphorus. The amendment by the Budget & Taxation Committee would prohibit the state from issuing new...
  • Senate votes to make it easier to prosecute gun crimes

    Senate votes to make it easier to prosecute gun crimes
    Over solid Republican objections, the Senate voted Monday night to remove the one-year statute of limitation on an existing law against using a handgun in a crime of violence or other felony. Senators voted 34-12 to approve and send to the House...
  • Harford land-use advocate encourages early intervention in county development process

    Harford land-use advocate encourages early intervention in county development process
    Harford County residents often speak against major development projects slated for their communities, but a local advocate for "responsible land use" stressed that residents must make their voices heard well before a specific project is proposed and plans...
  • State officials welcome federal review of health site

    State officials welcome federal review of health site
    Elected officials from both parties said Monday they welcome a pending federal review of Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange, even as they used the latest development to take swipes at one another ahead of this year's gubernatorial election....
  • Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment

    Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment
    Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered therapy for mentally ill people who aren't hospitalized. The legislation is based partly on...
  • Harford seeks to take advantage of 3D printing technology from Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Harford seeks to take advantage of 3D printing technology from Aberdeen Proving Ground
    Considerable innovation and research in the rapidly developing world of 3D printing has been done at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County and, as a result, Harford state legislators hope to use the proximity of cutting-edge technology to benefit...
  • Long Reach center merchants welcome county's help

    Long Reach center merchants welcome county's help
    Corey Samuel said it has been difficult to attract new customers to Community Cutz Barber Shop and Salon in the Long Reach Village Center. Samuel, a manager at the business, said he knows why. "It's not good," Samuel said Friday about the village...
  • Shale study should stick to timeline [Commentary]

    Shale study should stick to timeline [Commentary]
    In 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley issued an executive order giving the state departments of the environment and of natural resources a clear directive: Determine whether and how natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale in Maryland can be realized...
  • Wage hike should cover seasonal workers [Letter]

    Maryland's House Bill 295 includes a gradual increase in state minimum wage, bringing the wage up from the current $7.25 per hour to eventually reach $10.10 per hour in 2017 ("House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage," March 7). The Sun's recent...