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  • Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]

    Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]
    Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one: The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...
  • U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule

    U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule
    Juggling the rising cost of textbooks, tuition, food and rent is a little more manageable now for rising University of Maryland, Baltimore County senior Keyerra Jeter, thanks to a June 1 raise in starting pay to $9 per hour for Gap Inc.'s 65,000...
  • Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency

    Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency
    First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough. As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
  • In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...
  • State taxi companies sue Uber

    State taxi companies sue Uber
    More than 30 Maryland cab companies filed a lawsuit Thursday against the popular ride-sharing company Uber, alleging antitrust violations and demanding an unspecified amount of damages for upending the state's cab industry. The lawsuit, filed late...
  • New citizens reflect on immigration debate

    New citizens reflect on immigration debate
    As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony, she reflected on her 14-year journey — from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the...
  • Harford winery owner charged with license, tax violations

    Harford winery owner charged with license, tax violations
    Agents from the Maryland Comptroller's Office have filed multiple charges against the owner of a Harford County winery after they found the winery was operating without a license, among other alleged violations. In all, the owner of Legends Vineyard...
  • Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire

    Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire
    Two businesses and a park were evacuated when an underground natural gas line caught fire Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County officials said. BGE crews were working to shut off gas after firefighters were called at 1:07 p.m. to the line in the 6900...
  • No excuse for selling to anyone under age during liquor stings [Editorial]

    No excuse for selling to anyone under age during liquor stings [Editorial]
    Over the years, the rate at which Harford County liquor license holders end up serving underage students or police cadets has varied substantially. In the most recent sting, the liquor inspector reports 27 out of 30 businesses checked passed the test by...
  • Debate over Royal Farms access to Snowden River continues

    Debate over Royal Farms access to Snowden River continues
    The dispute over whether gas station-and-convenience store chain Royal Farms should be allowed to have direct access to Columbia's Snowden River Parkway continued Monday before Howard County's hearing examiner.  Arguments centered on whether nearby...
  • During compliance test, 27 of 30 Harford businesses refuse to serve alcohol to minor

    During compliance test, 27 of 30 Harford businesses refuse to serve alcohol to minor
    In what one liquor board member called "a pretty significant improvement," 27 out of 30 businesses checked during a recent underage compliance test did not sell alcohol to an underage student. The test, done by the Harford County Liquor Control Board...
  • Mega mall flies in under the radar [Letter]

    Mega mall flies in under the radar [Letter]
    In response to Baltimore County Councilman David Marks' recent letter about the proposed Nottingham Ridge Outlet Mall, I would again point out the project's appalling lack of community input ("Marks: Consider the alternative to the outlet mall plan," June...