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  • Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]

    Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]
    This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
  • Baltimore's bond rating raised to highest level in years, signaling city's improved fiscal health

    Baltimore's bond rating raised to highest level in years, signaling city's improved fiscal health
    Standard & Poor's raised Baltimore's bond rating to its highest level in years — a move that reflects growing confidence in the city's fiscal health and will lead to potentially millions of dollars in savings for the city budget. The city's new AA...
  • Catholics have moved on from the women's movement of the 1960s [Letter]

    Catholics have moved on from the women's movement of the 1960s [Letter]
    When will commentator Jon O'Brien at Catholics for a Free Choice wake up and realize that the 1960s are over and that the women's-freedom-and-birth-control debate has moved past his tired framework ("Whose freedom are the bishops protecting?" June 19)....
  • 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...
  • Winter Olympics helps draw newcomers to Laurel-based club

    Winter Olympics helps draw newcomers to Laurel-based club
    Dominique Banville was on the ice at the National Capital Curling Center, and she shouted encouragement to three young women who were new to the sport of curling. "Hips back! Push! Go! Sweep it hard!" Banville shouted Saturday night at The Gardens Ice...
  • French teacher Buchser rocks in New Orleans half marathon

    Esther Buchser, 65, of Abingdon, raced to a relatively comfortable victory in a half-marathon Sunday, far from the cold, capricious weather of Harford County. Buchser, who teaches French at Harford Day School, finished first among women 65 to 69 in...
  • North Harford wrestling celebrates past with dual meet win over Aberdeen

    Friday night was special in Pylesville, where North Harford celebrated 50 years of wrestling before hosting a dual meet with Aberdeen. The Hawks celebrated the school's wrestling past in a pre-meet reception and brief ceremony, before this season's Hawks...
  • O'Malley, skeptics spar over minimum wage

    O'Malley, skeptics spar over minimum wage
    Lawmakers in Annapolis waded into a fraught debate over raising Maryland's minimum wage Tuesday, as advocates for workers and business owners used statistics and emotional appeals to square off on whether a higher rate would help the working poor or...
  • Cummings joins call for minimum wage hike

    Cummings joins call for minimum wage hike
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings urged state lawmakers Monday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10, arguing that lower wages will continue to strain government programs that help the poor. The Baltimore Democrat added his voice to a chorus of Democratic...
  • Western Tech girls capture Class 2A state track championship

    Western Tech girls capture Class 2A state track championship
    It would be easy if Western Tech indoor track coach Shedrick Elliott pointed to senior Sharon Dorsey as the main reason why his Wolverines won the girls Class 2A state championship on Monday, but the coach knows it took each and every one of his seven...
  • Five questions with Bob Leffler, president of the Leffler Agency

    Five questions with Bob Leffler, president of the Leffler Agency
    As the Baltimore Colts were leaving the city in early 1984, the team's director of sales recalled sitting at the Rusty Scupper bar at the Inner Harbor, wondering what he should do next. A friend told Bob Leffler he should start his own advertising...
  • Two Western Tech wrestlers earn Baltimore County titles

    Two Western Tech wrestlers earn Baltimore County titles
    It was a thrilling day for the Western Tech wrestling team at the Baltimore County championship meet as seniors Tejon Anthony and Austin Harrison captured titles. Anthony won his third straight county crown and captured his 103rd career victory, while...