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  • Howard County fire contingent ranks drop to one

    Howard County fire contingent ranks drop to one
    Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that former contingent Kenneth Crosswhite had not reapplied for a contingent position. According to the fire department, Crosswhite did reapply.  Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced a bill last...
  • 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...
  • Jon Cardin says he was victim of 'most negative smear campaign'

    Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history."  In a Facebook post this week,...
  • Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job

    Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job
    Baltimore finance director Harry Black is resigning to become the city manager of Cincinnati — the latest of at least six high-level departures from City Hall in a year. A Park Heights native, Black had been the city’s finance director for...
  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA

    Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA
    An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one investigation to solve other crimes, but agreed with attorneys for a burglar that questions surround the little known practice. Three judges of the Court of...
  • Reid, Pelosi and The Sun — all subversives [Letter]

     Reid, Pelosi and The Sun — all subversives [Letter]
    When is The Sun going to do an expose about the lack of a responsible leader in the U.S. Senate (formerly known as the most revered deliberative legislative body in the world)? I am reading "Duty" by Robert Gates who basically thinks Senate Majority...
  • New Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority gets down to work

    New Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority gets down to work
    The new regional organization that will foster the hoped-for growth of private sector additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, in Harford and Cecil counties has hired an executive director with considerable background in using the technology....
  • 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...
  • Beretta to move gun production from Maryland

    Beretta to move gun production from Maryland
    Beretta U.S.A., the American arm of the iconic Italian firearm maker, said Tuesday that it would move all of its U.S. manufacturing activities from Prince George's County to Tennessee in response to the gun control law the Maryland General Assembly passed...
  • Howard CAC receives $212,800 from State for Head Start program

    Howard CAC receives $212,800 from State for Head Start program
    The Community Action Council of Howard County has been awarded $212,800 as part of the Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014, the Maryland State Department of Education announced this week. According to a CAC news release, the Prekindergarten...
  • Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care

    Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care
    The medical system charged with caring for Maryland's veterans is seeking help from private physicians in the Baltimore region to address a primary-care backlog that has become one of the worst in the nation, federal officials said Monday. With...