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  • Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]

    Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]
    Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress. While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
  • Study finds about 20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency

    Study finds about 20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency
    A new report has found that about 19 percent of underage and 22 percent of college students ages 21 to 24 in Maryland show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency. The report was done by a collaborative of Maryland's higher education institutions that have...
  • Police say Dwyer involved in Pasadena car crash

    Police say Dwyer involved in Pasadena car crash
    Del. Don Dwyer Jr., the state lawmaker who was sentenced to jail last week for boating and driving while impaired, was involved in a car crash Tuesday morning in Pasadena, according to Anne Arundel County police. Police said the Pasadena Republican was...
  • Senior Week at beach creates havoc — and business

    Senior Week at beach creates havoc — and business
    — Brent Ashley may have aged into the enforcer role at a certain point, but he still remembers when he was the miscreant. "I was halfway up the stairs and felt the hand on my shoulder," Ashley said of the night about 40 years ago when he got kicked...
  • Getting reform right with community schools

     Getting reform right with community schools
    As Dan Rodricks' recent column makes clear, we have a wonderful opportunity to help transform the city with the new $1.1 billion construction and renovation funding for Baltimore City's schools ("Using the schools as leverage," Oct. 31). To do that,...
  • Community outreach earns St. John's Episcopal Youth Group recognition from Ravens

    Community outreach earns St. John's Episcopal Youth Group recognition from Ravens
    Nine St. John's Episcopal Youth Group teenagers spent several hours hearing testimonies and serving lunch to poor and homeless people at the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore on the last Sunday in October. It's one of many good deeds done recently by...
  • Groups push to lift needle exchange ban in funding bill

    Needle exchange advocates are urging lawmakers to use a coming must-pass budget bill to lift the decades-old prohibition on spending federal funds for clean syringes for drug users, supporters of the effort said Thursday. The groups are pressing...
  • Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port

    Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port
    In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container. Customs agents put the estimated street...
  • New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills

    New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills
    Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
  • Equality for mental illness

    Ask anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or addiction or sought treatment for a family member or friend with such a condition, getting proper medical care can be a huge challenge. Bad enough that those with an illness may themselves...
  • Judges propose to streamline bail process

    Judges propose to streamline bail process
    Maryland's judiciary is urging the General Assembly to streamline the state's system for setting or denying bail for criminal defendants, replacing the current two-step process with a single hearing before a judge most of the time. A task force...
  • Washington man sentenced to life in prison for 2012 Eldersburg shooting

    Washington man sentenced to life in prison for 2012 Eldersburg shooting
    A Washington state man found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in September stemming from a 2012 Eldersburg shooting was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility for parole Tuesday in Carroll County Circuit Court. Jacob Bircher,...