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  • Laurel Prep Academy no longer an official school

     Laurel Prep Academy no longer an official school
    Laurel Prep Academy, an institution operated out of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, is no longer considered an official school by the Maryland Department of Education, a move the club's top official says has no bearing on the future operations of the...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
  • Howard County Council passes online data, developer transparency bills

    Howard County Council passes online data, developer transparency bills
    The Howard County Council voted Monday night to pass two bills aimed at increasing public involvement and transparency in government and development projects. One bill expands the notification procedures required of developers seeking to submit a new...
  • Councilman Marks ignores his own Towson Triangle committee [Letter]

    Councilman Marks ignores his own Towson Triangle committee [Letter]
    In December 2012, Councilman Marks formed a committee of business and community leaders to study potential projects for the Towson Triangle. The Towson Triangle consists of the properties that border the American Legion property along Burke Avenue, York...
  • Beulah emerges as Republican nominee in Harford council race

    Beulah emerges as Republican nominee in Harford council race
    The final canvass of votes cast in Harford County during the June 24 primary settled the question of the winner in the Harford County Council race for District F, with Curtis Beulah of Abingdon eking out a 26-vote win over Monica Ann Worrell of Havre de...
  • Why isn't Obama executive ordering his way out of the latest immigration mess? [Letter]

    Why isn't Obama executive ordering his way out of the latest immigration mess? [Letter]
    As usual, the Obama administration is blaming President George W. Bush for its supposed inability to return the 40,000-plus unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. According to administration officials, a 2008 law signed by then...
  • Harris has good reason to oppose D.C. marijuana law [Letter]

    Harris has good reason to oppose D.C. marijuana law [Letter]
    Your recent editorial, "The Harris boycott" (July 7) put far too much emphasis on the politics and not enough on what really matters. The Washington, D.C., City Council has just passed the most lenient marijuana decriminalization law in the nation, with a...
  • Elliott A. Brager, lawyer and fundraiser

    Elliott A. Brager, lawyer and fundraiser
    Elliott A. Brager, an attorney who was an accomplished fundraiser for HIV treatment and research, died of heart failure Monday at his Mount Washington home. He was 72. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Park Heights area, he was the son of Philip...
  • Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding
    Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure. Cardin sipped...
  • After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas

    After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis. In Israel, meanwhile,...
  • Tax sales tax city [Commentary]

    Baltimore City auctioned off more than $20 million worth of tax, water and other liens this spring in an online auction. These liens are tied to almost 7,000 properties, assessed at a total of more than $720 million. But while the tax sale system...
  • America's refugee crisis [Editorial]

    America's refugee crisis  [Editorial]
    The flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the United States' southern border in recent months has raised a knotty problem for Congress and President Barack Obama: What do you call thousands of children illegally entering the country...