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Erected back when drunk driving was the primary cause of fatal traffic accidents, the death toll sign in front of the Bel Air Barrack of the Maryland State Police met its demise and there's talk of replacing it with something with something a bit more...
Forest Hill resident Thomas Franklin Keller earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Nov. 6, 2012. A ceremony was held on May 4 in recognition of his accomplishment. "I'm honored to be an Eagle Scout," said Keller, who spent 201 hours collecting more than 2,000...
Tags: Harford County, Bill Clinton
There are flagrant, undefined loopholes in Maryland's abortion law. That's what letter writer Jeffrey D. Meister, director of administration and legislation for Maryland Right to Life, would have us think ("Maryland has de factor abortion on demand,"...
Tags: Laws, Criminal Laws, Abortion
As the founder of KIPP Baltimore, which operates two high-performing public charter schools in the city, I am heartened and encouraged by our progress over the past six years under schools CEO Andrés Alonso. As I move to a new role as executive director...
Harford Community College officials have spent years working to improve cultural diversity on campus, leaving them well prepared to honor a state mandate to create a "plan for a program of cultural diversity." Education Article 11-406, passed by the...
The recent indictments of more than a dozen Maryland correctional officers on charges of corruption are deeply troubling. It is important to note, however, that more than 7,500 officers across Maryland perform a necessary job in a very dangerous...
Like many people who have a primary leisure time pursuit, at this time of year I take a secondary interest in another sporting venture: horse racing. For me, though, horse racing has a particular and beneficial relationship with my first choice in...
As I assessed the situation at the Baltimore City jail, and the subsequent indictments that came down because of the corruption of a few, I realized that while the rosy portrait painted by Gov. Martin O'Malley may not have been as bright as he would...
The first words of Elvis Presley's classic hit, "Jailhouse Rock," were: "The warden threw a party at the county jail." In Maryland, the entire prison system is having a party thrown by gangs and official mismanagement ("Assembly leaders to be briefed on...
I took a walk early Wednesday morning. Azaleas and dogwoods were in bloom. Green-again trees and shrubs were damp, dripping from Tuesday's rain. A zillion birds were singing, and even the starlings sounded sweet. The Orioles had won another game. A...
Explicitly referring to it in the pejorative and reiterating previous statements that state officials bear all the blame, Harford County Executive David Craig signed Harford County's new "rain tax" into law this week. In doing so, Craig signed off on...
Tags: Annapolis, Harford County, Executive Branch, Laws, Government
A signature-collecting petition drive has started in Prince George's County to try to force County Executive Rushern Baker III's impending school takeover to a 2014 referendum. The Citizens for an Elected Board has to collect 8,000 signatures by May...
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