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  • UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system

    UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system
    The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state university system to avoid burdensome regulations and work more closely with the private sector. Under...
  • Businesses howl over new rules on game machines

    Businesses howl over new rules on game machines
    Jerry Greenspan has been running the Fun City arcade in Ocean City for 40 years, long enough to see children who played games there grow up and bring their children to continue the summer boardwalk tradition. Now he wonders how long it can go on. "We...
  • Two ways about it [Commentary]

    Two ways about it [Commentary]
    The reactions triggered by the Board of Estimates' recent approval of a study of the feasibility of converting St. Paul and Calvert streets back to two-way traffic have demonstrated that this city is at a crossroads. Policies are changing and new ideas...
  • Havre de Grace council seeks more state funding for Opera House

    Havre de Grace council seeks more state funding for Opera House
    Havre de Grace's Opera House renovation is on its way to getting another financial boost, as city council members also noted the recognition Havre de Grace has been getting lately. The council passed a resolution Monday agreeing to apply for $200,000 in...
  • Howard County executive candidates meet for first post-primary forum

    Howard County executive candidates meet for first post-primary forum
    Howard County executive candidates Courtney Watson and Allan Kittleman talked affordable housing, business development, the environment and LGBTQ issues in their first post-primary forum, sponsored by the Howard County chapter of Parents, Families and...
  • University of Maryland, city officials urge pedestrian safety on U.S. 1

    University of Maryland, city officials urge pedestrian safety on U.S. 1
    — Three University of Maryland students crossed U.S. 1 this weekend, hours after a fatal hit-and-run on the same stretch of road. The students said they know jaywalking on the major thoroughfare is dangerous — three people have been struck...
  • 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...
  • Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland

    Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has imposed new rules and regulations on water jet pack businesses in Ocean City to keep thrill-seekers safe. The jet packs — which propel pressurized streams of water to lift riders up to 30 feet above...
  • Gibbons deserves to be remembered [Letter]

    Gibbons deserves to be remembered [Letter]
    The video prepared by St. Agnes Hospital for the development of the property once known as the Cardinal Gibbons School was impressive ("Some neighbors unhappy as plans coalesce for Cardinal Gibbons," July 1). It is apparent many people are committed to...
  • 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...