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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels it

     The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels it
    Retired state police captain Leigh Maddox is absolutely right about Gov. Martin O'Malley's misplaced emphasis on law enforcement ("O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime," Oct. 7). When it comes to drugs, an increase in arrests could actually...
  • Getting young people to embrace health reform

    Getting young people to embrace health reform
    Young people often criticized as whiny, entitled and irresponsible, may now have the most clout in one of the biggest overhauls of the country's health system ever. Enrollment in President Barack Obama's landmark health reform plan began this week and...
  • Police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run

    Police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run
    Detectives are searching for the driver of a white car that struck and killed a homeless man in North Baltimore early this month. Joseph Blake, 32, was killed Oct. 4 while walking in the 200 block of West North Avenue at about 12:38 a.m. Grainy...
  • Harford council approves loan for Independent Can, water and sewer updates

    The Harford County Council narrowly approved a $125,000 economic development loan to Independent Can Company and also passed an updated water and sewer master plan during its meeting last week. The 10-year loan to Independent Can, an international...
  • Understanding Medicaid expansion under health reform

    Understanding Medicaid expansion under health reform
    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? Under...
  • New drug threat means new approach is likely necessary [Editorial]

    New drug threat means new approach is likely necessary [Editorial]
    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...
  • What it will take to make Baltimore safe

    What it will take to make Baltimore safe
    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...
  • Officer charged in drug, tax scheme granted pretrial release

    Officer charged in drug, tax scheme granted pretrial release
    A U.S. District Court judge has released a Baltimore police officer caught in a drug dealing and tax-fraud investigation from federal custody until trial. On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher allowed Baltimore police officer Ashley...
  • Synthetic drugs that kill available in local gas stations

    Synthetic drugs that kill available in local gas stations
    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...
  • Arundel food bank chief helps those needing a second chance

    Arundel food bank chief helps those needing a second chance
    Medical bills and other expenses strained Race Rudd Sr.'s finances, so replacing his broken-down car was beyond his means. In an imperfect arrangement, he relied on a friend to ferry him between his home in Odenton and his job as cook at the Hope House,...
  • Planned homeless program stirs fears in Edgemere

    Planned homeless program stirs fears in Edgemere
    A plan to open an Edgemere residential program for homeless women is stirring concern among some residents in southeastern Baltimore County, highlighting a struggle that advocates for the homeless say they face in finding space for hundreds of people in...
  • 13 insurers want to offer plans on state exchange

    13 insurers want to offer plans on state exchange
    Thirteen insurers have submitted plans to offer health insurance on the state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform, that begins open enrollment in October. The plans must still be certified by the state....