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  • Obama tells Md. students health care law 'here to stay'

    Obama tells Md. students health care law 'here to stay'
    President Barack Obama used a visit to Maryland on Thursday to push back against congressional Republicans who are working to delay provisions of his health care law set to take effect next week. The president vowed that his signature domestic...
  • What plans are offered on Maryland's health insurance exchange?

    What plans are offered on Maryland's health insurance exchange?
    Marylanders who need insurance under health reform because they don't have it through their employer or a federal plan will be able to get it from a state exchange. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith discusses the kinds of plans that are...
  • More ways to protect abused [Letter]

    The recent editorial on strengthening domestic violence restraining orders documents the effectiveness of such orders ("End the abuse," Feb. 2). Here are some ways that also could prevent/end abuse. •Strengthen the laws in states that consider...
  • Gansler pushes proposals for session

    Gansler pushes proposals for session
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler released his wish-list for the 2014 legislative session Wednesday and it closely resembles the policies he's backed in his campaign for governor. Gansler, a two-term Democrat, outlined five ideas he will push...
  • Telemarketers told not to call more than 223 million phone numbers; some still do

    Telemarketers told not to call more than 223 million phone numbers; some still do
    Millions of consumers with more than 223 million phone numbers don't want to hear from telemarketers, according to the latest report by the Federal Trade Commission on its Do-Not- Call Registry. The Registry is a list of consumer-submitted phone numbers...
  • Aereo will launch Internet TV service in Baltimore

    Aereo will launch Internet TV service in Baltimore
    Online television service Aereo Inc. plans to expand to the Baltimore area starting Dec. 16, offering monthly subscriptions starting at $8 for viewing or recording live television on smart phones, tablets and laptops, the Long Island City-based company...
  • The failed experiment of Prohibition [Commentary]

    The failed experiment of Prohibition [Commentary]
    Every day, Maryland beer distributors safely and efficiently deliver thousands of labels of beer to local retail stores, restaurants and bars for Marylanders to purchase and enjoy — from the Baltimore Harbor to the Eastern Shore to the Washington...
  • A call for 'responsible' entrepreneurs

    A call for 'responsible' entrepreneurs
    Few companies watch their bottom line with more anxiety than startup firms, but the ones who want to move into a new business accelerator in Columbia will need to think beyond revenue and expenses. Howard County's Conscious Venture Lab is on the hunt...
  • Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling

    Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling
    Did you ever wonder if a restaurant's crabcake was made with Maryland crab or some foreign import? Or if that was really red snapper you bought, or an impostor?  A bill introduced Wednesday in Annapolis would make it illegal for restaurants or markets...
  • Five questions for Bruce Gartner

    Five questions for Bruce Gartner
    Bruce Gartner served as acting executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority for seven months before being named permanently to the position last month. That was probably a good thing because the Annapolis resident needs to hit the ground...
  • Legalization is the best way to reduce the risks of pot [Letter]

    Legalization is the best way to reduce the risks of pot [Letter]
    In response to Nancy Starr's recent letter, those of us who advocate for a regulated, aboveboard cannabis market do not argue that the use of marijuana by adults is not without potential risks or that it cannot be abused by some people ("Don't legalize...
  • Howard commission readies recommendations for council, exec salaries

    A citizens' commission created to review the compensation levels of the county executive and council is close to making its final recommendations. After more than four months of meetings, in which commission members parsed budget information, examined...