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  • NFL announces four women who will assist in guiding league policies

    NFL announces four women who will assist in guiding league policies
    In the wake of domestic violence incidents involving Ray Rice, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy, the NFL is making some additions to its staff to help guide league policies. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the changes in a letter Monday to NFL teams...
  • Put 'trust' back in Transportation Trust Fund [Letter]

    Put 'trust' back in Transportation Trust Fund [Letter]
    A proposed state constitutional amendment creating a firewall for the Transportation Trust Fund will be on the ballot this fall, and while the legislation is flawed, it deserves voter support. The legislation (Senate Bill 829 of 2013) received...
  • Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic? [Commentary]

    Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic? [Commentary]
    "Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state." -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on...
  • Havre de Grace council holds up money for expanded planning post, agrees to fund police position

    The Havre de Grace City Council tabled a request Monday night to turn a part-time city planner position into full-time, but the council did agree to fund the hiring of an additional police officer. Council members were divided over the proposed budget...
  • In 'House of Cards,' clothes make the Underwoods

    In 'House of Cards,' clothes make the Underwoods
    The conniving politician at the center of the Netflix drama "House of Cards" is named Frank, but he's anything but honest, forthright and direct. His wife was christened Claire — an ironic choice for a woman who always has an ulterior motive. Even...
  • Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout

    Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout
    The state announced Tuesday that it will stagger enrollment into insurance plans through its health exchange over several days in November as it tries to prevent a repeat of last year's debacle when the problem-plagued website crashed on the first day....
  • Hogan ad takes aim at Brown leadership on health exchange

    Hogan ad takes aim at Brown leadership on health exchange
    Republican Larry Hogan released his first negative television ad of the campaign for governor Friday. It hits a point already hammered by Democrat Anthony Brown's opponents in the primary: Brown's role in the flubbed state health exchange. What the ad...
  • City to weigh immigrant-friendly policies

    City to weigh immigrant-friendly policies
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to unveil dozens of recommendations Wednesday intended to lure immigrant families to Baltimore and retain them. The proposals, from increasing the availability of translators at city agencies to making it easier...
  • Harford council approves zoning exception for airport expansion

    Harford council approves zoning exception for airport expansion
    Sitting as the board of appeals, the Harford County Council Tuesday night approved a zoning special exception and a variance that will permit a major expansion of the Harford County Airport near Churchville. The council's action opens the door for the...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

    Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag
    Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County. But June Barnette, a great-uncle of Tyson...
  • Highland farmer's fire trucks allowed to stay

    Highland farmer's fire trucks allowed to stay
    More than 100 people filled the largest chamber of Howard County's executive office building in Ellicott City Thursday night to testify on a zoning conditional use request, but unlike many who come before Hearing Examiner Michele LeFaivre, they weren't...