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  • Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly

    Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly
    The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature. The compromise measure —...
  • Opponents of Harford retirement community plan pack review hearing, seek changes

    Opponents of Harford retirement community plan pack review hearing, seek changes
    Residents of communities surrounding a Bel Air area farm slated for a housing development and large retirement community pleaded with Harford County and state officials Wednesday to push the developers to reduce the project's scale or stop it completely....
  • Free speech challenged in Carroll [Letter]

    Free speech challenged in Carroll [Letter]
    I read the article, "Prayer case plaintiffs file for contempt" (April 3) with great interest since it quotes Bruce Holstein's comments at a Carroll County Commissioners meeting regarding a federal court injunction that temporarily bars the commissioners...
  • Peach Bottom plant emergency prep drills scheduled for Tuesday

    Peach Bottom plant emergency prep drills scheduled for Tuesday
    Harford County emergency management officials, as well as their counterparts at the state and county level in Maryland and Pennsylvania, will hold an emergency preparedness drill Tuesday afternoon involving the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and the...
  • Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debate

    Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debate
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declined to fund a proposed East Baltimore job-training program backed by an influential community group, sparking a war of words over whether City Hall is doing enough to help the unemployed. The interfaith coalition...
  • Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts

    Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts
    An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...
  • Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow

    Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow
    Maryland will receive federal disaster funding to help pay for snow-clearing efforts from a February storm that left a foot and a half of accumulation across parts of the region in a single day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday....
  • FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say

    FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say
    — An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
  • Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal

    Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Frederick County case in which a woman challenged local authorities' power to arrest her on an immigration violation, cementing her victory in a case that has been closely watched by both sides of the...
  • Head of mayor's IT office put on paid leave

    Head of mayor's IT office put on paid leave
    The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has been placed on paid leave indefinitely as Baltimore's inspector general investigates allegations that the department made payments to contractual employees for work they may not have performed,...
  • A clean sweep [Commentary]

    A clean sweep [Commentary]
    Expanded street sweeping is a win-win for neighborhoods and the environment. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves a lot of credit for the recently announced expansion of Baltimore's street sweeping program (City street-sweeping expansion to rely on...
  • Request to allow chickens in Aberdeen is back before city council

    Request to allow chickens in Aberdeen is back before city council
    An Aberdeen man who was forced to give up his chickens two years ago is back to petition city council members to overturn the law banning residents from raising poultry in Aberdeen. Frank Turner of Chesapeake Court, who lost his chicken battle with the...