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  • Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day

    Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day
    OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day. Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
  • Pole dancing on the O.C. boardwalk? No thanks

    Pole dancing on the O.C. boardwalk? No thanks
    Pole dancing got a toehold on Ocean City’s boardwalk over the weekend, and neither city officials nor area merchants seem too thrilled. Saturday night, an unidentified woman wearing a bikini set up a pole on the boardwalk and danced for onlookers....
  • Baltimore's moment of silence [Editorial]

    Baltimore's moment of silence  [Editorial]
    This week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state troopers to take over responsibility for maintaining order in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, following several days of unrest sparked by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police...
  • Pension pandering [Editorial]

    Pension pandering  [Editorial]
    In a particularly naked bit of pandering, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan appeared before the state Fraternal Order of Police this week as part of its process of determining its endorsement in the fall election and promised to exempt law...
  • Howard County judge rules daughter will be tried as adult in death of Dennis Lane

    Howard County judge rules daughter will be tried as adult in death of Dennis Lane
    A Howard County judge sent Morgan Lane Arnold back to jail from a juvenile facility Monday, ruling that the 16-year-old should be tried as an adult on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her father. Circuit Judge William Tucker told a full...
  • Community groups criticize city plan to divert $3 million in casino impact funds

    Community groups criticize city plan to divert $3 million in casino impact funds
    Baltimore officials plan to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked for community improvements to replace a major artery in the city's underground steam pipe system. The proposal has drawn criticism from local elected...
  • Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]

    Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]
    Energy independence is an idea whose time has come, and gone, and come again. Going back 40 or so years ago, a relatively new international cartel known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC for short, got the attention of the U....
  • GOP delegates seek answers on immigrant children

    GOP delegates seek answers on immigrant children
    Republican members of the House of Delegates are asking Gov. Martin O'Malley how Maryland will deal with the children coming to the state in the wave of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the United States illegally. In a letter...
  • Army and Constellation exploring alternative energy, conservation at APG

    Army and Constellation exploring alternative energy, conservation at APG
    Officials with the Army's Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the energy firm Constellation Retail recently signed a three-year agreement to explore alternative energy sources for the Harford County Army post as leaders across the...
  • Chaos in Baghdad [Editorial]

    Chaos in Baghdad  [Editorial]
    Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime minister,...
  • University of Maryland Medical Center opens domestic violence center

    University of Maryland Medical Center opens domestic violence center
    Maryland added its 10th hospital-based domestic violence program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, officials announced Monday. The Bridge Project at UMMC was launched with a $50,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and...
  • Conscious leadership in public safety [Commentary]

    Conscious leadership in public safety [Commentary]
    The response to crises such as the 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings or the landslide that collapsed a Baltimore street this spring inevitably elevate the public consciousness of the professionalism and courage of police, firefighters and other...