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  • Conservation group targets Prince George's senator

    Conservation group targets Prince George's senator
    A leading Maryland environmental group has taken the unusual step of publicly committing $40,000 to the defeat of a Prince George's County senator it sees as being too pale a shade of green. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters announced it...
  • Is a mega mall slipping in under the radar? [Commentary]

    Is a mega mall slipping in under the radar? [Commentary]
    A new mega outlet mall — planned for right next to the White Marsh Mall — is being slipped through Baltimore County's development process without any public consideration by the County Council of traffic, the surrounding retail market, the...
  • Harford council candidate opposed to zoning appeals bill [Letter]

    Bill 14-21 is an egregious dereliction of duty on the part of the Harford County Council. That so many current Councilmen co-sponsored this bill is a sad statement on their concern for protecting the rights of the voters.  This Bill would make Harford...
  • City Council calls on companies to pay security guards more

    The Baltimore City Council is unanimously calling for area companies to pay their security guards more. The resolution, which supports the efforts of private security guards to unionize, says labor unions "allow for improved terms and working conditons....
  • Democrats trade barbs in final TV debate

    Democrats trade barbs in final TV debate
    The Democrats running for governor traded barbs Monday night over Maryland's economy, marijuana laws, and the troubled rollout of its health insurance website in their final televised debate before a primary in which pundits suggest many voters are...
  • Ruppersberger untrustworthy on intelligence [Letter]

    Ruppersberger untrustworthy on intelligence [Letter]
    The American people need forthright members of Congress to keep us informed — to the extent possible — about what the government is doing to us in our name. As there are no external sources of information on the classified portions of the...
  • City Council backs new rules to expand food truck areas

    City Council backs new rules to expand food truck areas
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would allow the city's growing food truck industry to operate in more places. The rewritten bill is an about-face from an earlier version of the legislation, which sought to...
  • Environmental officers given first lifesaving award for saving girls at reservoir

    Environmental officers given first lifesaving award for saving girls at reservoir
    Two police officers who regularly patrol the Loch Raven Reservoir were honored on May 29 for saving two young girls from drowning last summer. Officers Heidi Greenleaf and Jerome Janos, members of the Environmental Police Division of Baltimore City's...
  • City Council approves stricter curfew for youths

    City Council approves stricter curfew for youths
    Before the start of the next school year, Baltimore City youths will need to abide by a new curfew that calls for them to be off the street as early as 9 p.m. under legislation the City Council approved Monday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who...
  • 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...