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  • District 1 County Council candidates speak on minimum wage, transportation

    District 1 County Council candidates speak on minimum wage, transportation
    In Howard County’s first council district, there are nearly as many Democratic candidates for one seat as there are seats on the council itself. “When I first decided to run for this position, I knew I had really big shoes to fill –...
  • A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]

    A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]
    After reading Richard Cross' informative article, "Extending a handshake" (March 12), I remembered "the forgotten handshake" of 1916 described by historian Thomas A. Bailey ("The American Pageant"). According to Professor Bailey, Republican presidential...
  • Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]

    Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]
    There is a reason I have written about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") more than a dozen times (and why it is the most extensive chapter in my new book): The law is the most hurtful legislation imposed on the American people in my lifetime. But...
  • Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?

    Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?
    As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are making promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts — in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them. Whether they are...
  • Despite another challenge to residency, Helton on ballot in Harford Senate race

    Art Helton is again seeking the State Senate seat he held more than three decades ago and, as happened when he ran four years ago, his residency has been challenged. As of the close of filing last month, Helton's name was entered in the Democratic...
  • State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana

    State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana
    Possession of small amounts of marijuana would be treated as a civil offense rather than a crime under a bill that passed the Senate Friday. The vote was 36 to 8. The measure now goes to the House of Delegates, where similar legislation last year failed...
  • Baltimore ministers group endorses Gansler for governor

    Baltimore ministers group endorses Gansler for governor
    An influential coalition of Baltimore ministers endorsed Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler for governor Thursday, saying he's an experienced leader with a strong record on civil rights issues. At a news conference at Friendship Baptist Church, the Rev....
  • Morrell Park residents take CSX fight to Annapolis

    With a few legislative victories already in hand, Laurie Weishorn will sit down before the entire Baltimore delegation in Annapolis on Friday morning and ask them to go one step further and stop CSX Corp. from building a cargo transfer facility in her...
  • Baltimore County needs an elected school board [Letter]

    Baltimore County needs an elected school board [Letter]
    Regarding letter writer Theodore Levin's idea that to keep politics out of the process the governor should appoint the Baltimore County Board of Education rather than allow voters to elect its members, I would point out that the governor's appointments...
  • CA vows to keep Symphony Woods name

    CA vows to keep Symphony Woods name
    The Columbia Association Board of Directors is intent on keeping the name of the 36 acres north of Merriweather Post Pavilion Symphony Woods, despite proposed name changes by the park's developer, the Inner Arbor Trust. The Trust, a 501(c)(3)...
  • Merrill A. Messick III elected VP treasurer at Marshall Craft Associates

    Harford County resident Merrill A. Messick III has been elected vice president and treasurer of Marshall Craft Associates, the board of directors announced. His election was effective Jan. 1. Also elected were Stephen A. Bates AIA , president; and...
  • Maryland political leaders rally for FBI headquarters

    Maryland political leaders rally for FBI headquarters
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's top elected officials gathered here Monday to send a message that the state is "all in" for an effort to lure a new FBI headquarters to Prince George's County. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown joined the...