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  • Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment

    Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment
    In Ukraine last month, some people braved the threat of violence to get to the polls to vote for a new president. According to news reports, heavily armed men in ski masks tried to scare off voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking entry to polling...
  • Don't trust a Republican for governor [Letter]

    Don't trust a Republican for governor [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks' recent column extolling one Republican candidate for governor as moderate is nonsense ("Republicans getting down to business," June 21). He noted how this guy was not going to get into the abortion issue. Yep, the same lie that was said by...
  • City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget

    City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget
    On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...
  • By the numbers: Tuesday's primary turnout among Maryland's lowest

    By the numbers: Tuesday's primary turnout among Maryland's lowest
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown may have claimed victory in a landslide win over his competitors for the Democratic nomination for governor, but turnout Tuesday was one of the lowest in decades. Just 20.5 percent of voters cast ballots in the primary....
  • Two brothers, two Baltimores [Commentary]

    Two brothers, two Baltimores [Commentary]
    I returned to my old community of West Baltimore, under the shadow of Bon Secours Hospital near the intersection of West Fayette and North Payson streets, to visit a native I had not seen for three decades. David Brown, who lived across the alley from...
  • O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case

    O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case
    Gov. Martin O'Malley sharply criticized Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that certain corporations can cite religious grounds in refusing to pay for employee's contraception coverage.  The ruling, spurred by a lawsuit from Hobby Lobby, picks at one of...
  • Warning signs for Md.'s budget [Editorial]

    Warning signs for Md.'s budget  [Editorial]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no gross domestic product growth last year, and job...
  • Exposing predators [Editorial]

    Exposing predators  [Editorial]
    Victims advocates are expressing dismay over a decision this week by Maryland's highest court that could lead to the removal of hundreds of names from a list of registered sex offenders in the state. The advocates say removing names from the registry...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore

    James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore
    James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83. "Judge Miller was an...
  • O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute

    O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's intervention in the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers reflects the lingering dispute's significance but also signals that it may be resolved soon. The hospital and members of the 1199 SEIU United...
  • Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation

    Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation
    The owner of a planned power plant in Fairfield faces millions of dollars in fines and has been ordered to halt construction because company officials didn't buy enough emissions credits to offset air pollution the facility is expected to emit,...