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  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • Immigration disconnect [Editorial]

    Immigration disconnect  [Editorial]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has faced charges of hypocrisy over his effort to discourage the Obama administration from housing some of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have recently crossed the southern U.S. border in Carroll County, has been...
  • Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters

    Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters
    — Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County. On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
  • O'Malley jumps to a pro-fracking conclusion [Letter]

    O'Malley jumps to a pro-fracking conclusion [Letter]
    I was surprised to see in Tim Wheeler's report on the latest Cove Point permit ("State gives gas export facility go-ahead," July 23) that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided that fracked gas is a bridge fuel and that fracking can be done safely if the...
  • Residents see some gray areas in city's new curfew

    Residents see some gray areas in city's new curfew
    Percy Smith is against Baltimore's new curfew. Like many of its critics, he's fine with keeping kids off the street late at night; he's just concerned about how it will be implemented. "I'm asking from an economic perspective," he said, "will this be...
  • The positives of negative ads [Commentary]

    The positives of negative ads [Commentary]
    There may be no more enigmatic concept in politics than negative campaigning. Virtually no one publicly supports it, almost every non-shoe-in political principal uses it, and almost no two people mean the same thing when they refer to it. Periodic...
  • Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?

    Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?
    Wednesday is Baltimore's 285th birthday. Or is it? A quick Google search declares July 30, 1729, as the day the city was founded. That's when the colonial assembly of Maryland passed the bill that established Baltimore as a town. But historians such...
  • Red Line roadblock [Editorial]

    Red Line roadblock  [Editorial]
    Last month, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wrote a letter to Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. indicating his displeasure with certain aspects of the proposed Red Line light rail project. He doesn't want the county to...
  • The Red Line numbers don't add up [Commentary]

    The Red Line numbers don't add up [Commentary]
    In a recent letter to Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Smith, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz correctly stated that "… there was always a clear understanding that [the Red Line] would be a state and federally funded...
  • Laurel installs new solar-powered trash, recycling bins

    In an effort to keep regular garbage cans from overflowing in public areas – and to reduce the city's trash bill – city workers have installed two new trash and recycling bin units that are solar-powered to automatically compact trash. The...
  • Changes requested to Harford volunteer firemen's pension program

    Changes requested to Harford volunteer firemen's pension program
    Harford County government and the county's volunteer fire and EMS companies are discussing proposed changes to a county-funded retirement program for the volunteer firemen, including lowering age of eligibility to receive benefits. The proposals,...
  • Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants

    Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants
    Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov....