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  • Making Maryland more transparent

    Making Maryland more transparent
    When it comes to accessing public information, the Free State isn't all that free. The law requires state and local government agencies to make records of all kinds available to the public, and although it is allowed certain exceptions, the government is supposed to err on the side of disclosure. But in practice, requests under Maryland's Public Information Act are routinely subject to delays, responses are frequently incomplete and the fees charged for accessing material every Marylander is supposed to have a right to see are often arbitrary and excessive.
  • Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer

    Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer
    On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in...

    Carroll County board challenged over Christian prayers

    Carroll County board challenged over Christian prayers
    "In the name of my savior, I pray," is how one Carroll County commissioner concluded his prayer to open a recent meeting of the county's governing board. Now two county residents are asking a federal judge to end what they say is the board's regular...

    Howard voters raised bar for petitions, but did they know it?

    Those in Howard County who want to channel the power of the ballot box to challenge local government decisions are going to have to work a bit harder to do it in elections to come, thanks to the vote Tuesday on one of five county charter changes....

    Sun reporter barred from City Hall while seeking CitiStat reports

    UPDATE: On Thursday Rawlings-Blake spokesman Ryan O'Doherty issued this statement: "We are communicating with the Baltimore Sun and other media outlets to provide a detailed briefing in the near future on the CitiStat program and the kinds of datasets...