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  • Howard council votes on mulching regulations

    Howard council votes on mulching regulations
    Saying they wanted to give the community more time to work out a difficult issue, Howard County Council members voted Monday to approve a bill that would essentially return zoning regulations related to mulching, composting and wood processing on...
  • Anthony Brown on health care: You be the judge [Editorial]

    Anthony Brown on health care: You be the judge  [Editorial]
    The biggest issue for Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown in his run for governor is his role as the head of Maryland's effort to implement the Affordable Care Act. He has had months to develop an answer for the failed launch of the state's health insurance...
  • Brown on the defensive

    Brown on the defensive
    Monday night’s debate among the leading Democratic candidates for governor produced some sharp exchanges but also gave the undecided voters watching in the Maryland Public Television Studio – and their many counterparts around the state...
  • City Council president to request hearing on $2B more in debt for water system

    City Council president to request hearing on $2B more in debt for water system
    To investigate the possibly of future water rate increases, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Monday will request a hearing to discuss a request by the Department of Public Works to borrow up to $2 billion. The city...
  • The triumph of fairness [Editorial]

    The triumph of fairness  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, Republican Del. Neil Parrott and MdPetitions.com had become so adept at petitioning Maryland laws to referendum that some Democrats, Gov. Martin O'Malley included, urged the General Assembly to make it tougher to do. How foolish that...
  • Fairness to all -- including prom queens [Letter]

    Fairness to all  --  including prom queens [Letter]
    As a supporter of the Fairness For All Marylander's Act, I want to thank The Sun for running Kevin Rector's article, "Transgender student named prom queen at Baltimore high school" (May 28). When Destiny Hartis graduates, leaves Baltimore and crosses...
  • CSX, city already footing landslide bills, though responsibility remains unclear

    CSX, city already footing landslide bills, though responsibility remains unclear
    The initial cleanup of a landslide that spilled half a city block onto CSX Transportation tracks in Charles Village last week was paid for by the railroad. The city, meanwhile, issued hotel and grocery vouchers to displaced residents and began...
  • City to host sale of back taxes amid concern about vacants

    City to host sale of back taxes amid concern about vacants
    The city will conduct its annual tax sale this month in an effort to boost tax rolls, but some critics say it's a quick fix that contributes to one of Baltimore's most entrenched problems — vacant properties. City officials scheduled about 10,...
  • Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.

    Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.
    Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third National Climate Assessment,...
  • A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling

    A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling
    Let me present a hypothetical situation that gets to the heart of the Supreme Court's unfortunate decision on prayer at local government meetings. I'll make the setting Carroll County because that's where elected officials eagerly invoke Jesus Christ at...
  • On election eve, Havre de Grace council tables vote on water rate hike

    Just hours before city voters were due to go to the polls, Havre de Grace City Council members put off plans to raise city water and sewer rates by up to 20 percent, saying they hope to find other alternatives. A plan for the rate was unanimously tabled...
  • School board member reflects on education budget process [Letter]

    Your editorial titled "Finance lessons" is on the mark when it comes to a shift in the dynamic on the school board, and its members likely taking a more high-profile role in running the school system as we transition to a majority elected body. Since...