| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Citing reports of drug dealing, loitering, littering and other nuisances, Hampden merchants and a Baltimore City councilwoman are calling on the state to close a 3-year-old methadone clinic that overlooks The Avenue.
"We want them shut down," City...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler raised quite a few eyebrows recently when he suggested that inmates in the state's prisons be given tablet computers to help them further their educations, search for job opportunities online and keep in touch with...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:19 PM
My husband and I are just off a long weekend soloing with the Fabulous Mikey, perhaps the cutest 21/2 -year-old grandchild in the universe. And the smartest, too.
After he was safely returned to the care of his mother — with no new scars or...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Medicaid will undergo a major expansion under health reform. Charles Milligan, the state's deputy secretary for health care financing, explains who will qualify.
Who in Maryland qualifies for Medicaid under health reform and how do they enroll?
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Addressing a Harford County crowd interested in learning the latest social threats posed by chemical abuse, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chip Cooke pointed out that synthetic drugs with names like "spice" and "bath salts," which...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The 300 Man March, Baltimore's latest effort to rally against the worsening toll of killings that has hit the city this summer, turns out to have been inaptly named. Significantly more people than that are reported to have shown up — twice that...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On a sunny afternoon last week, a family could be seen walking inside Hope House Laurel, while two groups of people of varying ages sat in chairs in the shade on the side of the building talking amicably.
This private substance abuse treatment center in...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Atwood "Woody" Collins III, an executive vice president with M&T Bank, recently gave us his perspective on the future ("Taking a look at Baltimore's future," June 6). His view boils down to three elements: First, Baltimore's advantage of a deep-water port...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:53 AM
How would you feel if you were told without warning that you had one year to move out of your home without any sort of compensation money? Would you still be as angry if you were then told that your property was being taken in order to build a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Despite their potentially dangerous effects, synthetic drugs like "bath salts" and "spice" can be found at many Maryland gas stations, a Baltimore DEA special agent told a group at this year's Harford County drug symposium Wednesday.
The DEA has worked...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:37 AM
One photograph shows a beaming father with three children ages 12 to 16. The next frames a proud dad holding a squirming, diapered baby with a 3-year-old next to him. A third reveals a father with tears streaming down his face, embracing two teenagers....