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  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • Craft brewery slated for North Main Street in Bel Air

    Craft brewery slated for North Main Street in Bel Air
    A former auto repair shop on Bel Air's North Main Street could be the site of a microbrewery and restaurant and a key for development on the north side of town, according to the business owner. "We're really early in the process," Phillip Rhudy, the...
  • Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

    Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments
    Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring. Police, sheriff's departments and other similar agencies...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • Vanity Fair ranks Rawlings-Blake among best-dressed mayors in world

    Vanity Fair ranks Rawlings-Blake among best-dressed mayors in world
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ranks among the world's best when it comes to her sartorial choices, according to Vanity Fair. It appears those stiletto heels, sleeveless dresses and statement necklaces have caught the attention of the haute...
  • Baltimore's fading clout [Editorial]

    Baltimore's fading clout  [Editorial]
    Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and...
  • Bel Air commissioners approve fee increases Monday

    Bel Air commissioners approve fee increases Monday
    Fees for zoning and sewer system development and to use the Bel Air Reckord Armory and its facilities will be going up in the Town of Bel Air, effective July 1. The Bel Air commissioners voted, 4-0, at their town meeting Monday evening in favor of those...
  • Carroll settles pollution case with EPA

    Carroll settles pollution case with EPA
    Carroll County has agreed to pay a $40,000 penalty after a federally led inspection found the county had failed to properly protect its streams and waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. The Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this...
  • Primary election turnout slow and steady in Carroll

    Primary election turnout slow and steady in Carroll
    After record numbers during the weeklong early voting period, turnout was slow and steady Tuesday morning for the primary election. Polling sites remain open until 8 p.m. For full coverage of primary election in Carroll County, go to...
  • Havre de Grace council finally passes 2015 city budget

    Havre de Grace council finally passes 2015 city budget
    After an unplanned post-election delay, the Havre de Grace City Council passed the city's 2015 budget after reconvening Wednesday night and agreeing to shift some revenue and restore two previously planned cuts. Council members also agreed to a hiring...
  • W.R. Grace breaks ground in Clarksville [History Matters]

    W.R. Grace breaks ground in Clarksville [History Matters]
    June 1965 W.R. Grace groundbreaking "Research Industry Plans New Wing: "Ground has been broken for the construction of a one million dollar addition to the main laboratory building of W.R. Grace & Co.'s Washington Research Center in Clarksville....
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...