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  • Pruski's exit from school board for County Council run leaves seat unfilled

    Pruski's exit from school board for County Council run leaves seat unfilled
    Anne Arundel County school board member Andrew Pruski, who recently won the Democratic nomination for a County Council seat, announced his resignation from the board Wednesday, citing a state law prohibiting candidates from appearing on a general election...
  • One reason why New Jersey rates as the garden state

    My sister and I recently spent five days at Ocean City, New Jersey. In early childhood summers, thanks to our grandparents, we spent months there. As we grew older, they took us traveling. Beach months dwindled to weeks, then days. The imprint of...
  • Region's movie theaters staging a comeback

    Region's movie theaters staging a comeback
    With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself. That's not bad when one considers...
  • New rules require disabled drivers to pay for handicap spots

    New rules require disabled drivers to pay for handicap spots
    Disabled drivers will have to begin paying for parking in parts of Baltimore beginning Thursday, under Project Space, an initiative aimed at combating theft of handicap placards. The Parking Authority retrofitted multi-space meter kiosks in the city's...
  • 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...
  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • 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...
  • Is popular vote best way to pick a sheriff?

    Is popular vote best way to pick a sheriff?
    I realize it's impolite to stand up in the 21st century and declare something that was established in Colonial Maryland — say, the election of sheriffs in every county and Baltimore City — to be archaic, inefficient and unnecessary. But with...
  • Fireworks in Howard County [Editorial]

    Fireworks in Howard County  [Editorial]
    In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something...
  • Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]

    Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]
    This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2). As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
  • Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan

    Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan
    Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....