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  • Baltimore mayor reaches out to residents on new youth curfew

    Baltimore mayor reaches out to residents on new youth curfew
    As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake set out on foot Saturday to pitch an upcoming community forum on the city's new youth curfew law, the controversial measure drew — as it has in the past — a mixed response from residents. Charlie...
  • Hampdenfest 2014 canceled due to conflict with Sailabration

    Hampdenfest 2014 canceled due to conflict with Sailabration
    City, community and business leaders scrambled Wednesday to find a way to keep Hampdenfest 2014 from being canceled because of a conflict with Sailabration. "Everything is fluid," said Hampdenfest co-organizer Benn Ray, president of the Hampden...
  • Muslim community pushes to close schools on two holy days

    Muslim community pushes to close schools on two holy days
    At nearly every Baltimore County school board meeting for the past decade, Dr. Bash Pharoan has testified for his allotted three minutes about a single issue: the calendar. The Muslim physician, whose children attended county schools, wants the school...
  • Md. health agency cutting back on facilities it inspects

    Md. health agency cutting back on facilities it inspects
    The Maryland health agency responsible for overseeing medical facilities, including the group home where a disabled foster child died this month, is moving to reduce the number of facilities it inspects across the state — even as it acknowledges...
  • President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

    President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]
    On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • Howard health department leading phone survey on state of county's wellbeing

    Howard health department leading phone survey on state of county's wellbeing
    The Howard County Health Department is conducting telephone surveys this summer asking residents about their health. The initiative is part of a larger project in collaboration with other organizations to improve community health and wellness. In...
  • Tougher gun laws needed for domestic abusers [Letter]

    Tougher gun laws needed for domestic abusers [Letter]
    We recently witnessed another senseless mass shooting that injured one child and took the lives of four children and two adults ("Texas shooting suspect collapses in courtroom," July 12). The shooting in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, illustrates how...
  • Parasailing under scrutiny as accidents proliferate

    Parasailing under scrutiny as accidents proliferate
    Perched on the edge of a cruising powerboat, a thrill-seeker in a tethered parachute soon is flying hundreds of feet in the air. Parasailing has grown in popularity in recent years, in places including Ocean City and Havre de Grace. But so has the...
  • Marylanders: Vote Republican this November [Letter]

    Marylanders: Vote Republican this November [Letter]
    It is after the primary election, now we need to prepare for the general election. Only 20 percent of registered voters exercised their freedom to vote. Statewide, Democratic voters outnumber Republicans 2-to-1; in Baltimore City, the ratio is 9-to-1....
  • A temporary patch [Editorial]

    A temporary patch  [Editorial]
    In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
  • 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...