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  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
  • Bel Air honors its dedicated, long-serving firefighters

    Bel Air honors its dedicated, long-serving firefighters
    Everyone in the room stood up. The crowd broke into cheers, chants and a round of applause Saturday night during the 2014 annual Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company awards ceremony as Donald MacLean and his wife, Shirley, made their way to the front of the...
  • Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest [Column]

    On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper. The Westminster newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, reported O'...
  • Closing a confidentiality gap [Commentary]

    Closing a confidentiality gap [Commentary]
    An absolute right to privacy in health care is enshrined in the oath all medical professionals must take. Providers understand they cannot effectively treat a patient if that patient cannot trust that his or her medical information will remain...
  • Maryland moves toward innovation [Letter]

    Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed...
  • In West Baltimore, residents see cherry blossoms as sign of hope

    In West Baltimore, residents see cherry blossoms as sign of hope
    Tourists never come to see the cherry blossoms in West Baltimore, in the heart of what local residents warmly refer to as "the hood." But they could, as far as Marvin "Doc" Cheatham is concerned. "We could have people ride through, neighbors selling...
  • Expanded pre-K will help Maryland's children [Letter]

    Expanded pre-K will help Maryland's children [Letter]
    Columnist Dan Rodricks rightly asks what all the celebrating is about regarding the accomplishments of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly ("Underwhelmed by the Md. legislature," April 9). He also calls the $4.3 million allocated this year for expanded...
  • Pennies for the arts, millions for Netflix [Letter]

    Pennies for the arts, millions for Netflix [Letter]
    The Maryland General Assembly has shown that funding for the arts is more precarious than a house of cards ("How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank," April 8). Our homegrown nonprofit arts groups simply cannot compete in glamour with the...
  • When private property isn't [Editorial]

    Eminent domain is one of those governmental attributes that has a fair amount in common with taxes. Both are inherent powers of any government, dating to the earliest days of government. Both can seem particularly onerous to the people who end up...
  • Room tax up, income tax down [Editorial]

    Room tax up, income tax down [Editorial]
    Fittingly, one of the most important pieces of Harford County legislation to be approved by the Maryland General Assembly came into being because of the efforts of people representing other parts of the state rather than because of efforts on the part...
  • After claiming he was assaulted by 'a black man,' aide to Harford legislator James, brother charged in Annapolis fight

    After claiming he was assaulted by 'a black man,' aide to Harford legislator James, brother charged in Annapolis fight
    Police say a legislative aide to Harford Del. Mary-Dulany James told them he had been assaulted by "a black man" following a fight earlier this week between the aide and his brother inside James' Annapolis office. The aide, Luke Uriah Kershner Horah, and...