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  • 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...
  • Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech

    Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech
    Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]

    Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]
    On Saturday April 5, I sat in the Maryland House of Delegates all day, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. I watched as our delegates delayed a vote to "digest the information" and then watched them engage in hours of debate. For some reason, Senate Bill 364,...
  • After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]

    After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]
    Your recent editorial rightly criticized the Supreme Court's disastrous decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens United, which transfer even more power to the ruling class by valiantly freeing us from the tyranny of not-enough-money-in-politics ("A win for...
  • Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland to drop by 8.6 percent

    Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland to drop by 8.6 percent
    Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland will be slashed by more than 8 percent in the coming academic year after the Maryland General Assembly approved a special grant in the state's final budget. The southern Maryland liberal arts college has the...
  • Leo Clubs accomplish much at three schools [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    The Glenwood Lions Club sponsors three school-based Leo Clubs, one at Bushy Park Elementary School, one at Folly Quarter Middle School and one at Glenwood Middle School. The three clubs believe in the Lions Club motto, "We Serve," and do their best to...
  • Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly

    Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly
    I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of...