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  • Not one bill from legislators addresses drug treatment [Letter]

    The Maryland Legislature is forgetting one key element in its efforts to fight drug abuse in the state: increased treatment. Over the past nearly 90-day session in Annapolis, the legislature introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana,...
  • Crunch time comes for Harford legislation in Annapolis

    Crunch time comes for Harford legislation in Annapolis
    It's less than seven days and counting until the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly ends at midnight Monday, and the fates of a number of Harford County-centered bills remain to be decided in those waning days. As of Tuesday afternoon, a...
  • Isolated confinement [Editorial]

    Isolated confinement  [Editorial]
    In January, Rick Raemisch was brought shackled and handcuffed to a state penitentiary in Colorado and deposited in a 13-by-17-foot cell with nothing in it except a bed, toilet and sink screwed to the floor. His restraints were removed, the door slammed...
  • Final General Assembly for Dels. James Malone Jr., Steven DeBoy

    Final General Assembly for Dels. James Malone Jr., Steven DeBoy
    Together, Dels. James Malone Jr. and Steven DeBoy have represented District 12A in the Maryland General Assembly for more than a decade. When the session ends April 9, it will be their last. The two, who have known each other since attending Ascension...
  • Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter]

    Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter]
    The Maryland Legislature is forgetting one key element in their efforts to fight drug abuse in the state: increased treatment. During the current General Assembly session, legislators introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana, decriminalizing...
  • Superintendent wants to keep local control over schools

    In her first meeting with Harford's business community since being permanently appointed chief of schools, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan said she supports localized control of the education system in the county. Canavan...
  • A more responsive county school board [Letter]

    A more responsive county school board [Letter]
    I want to thank all of the parents, educational advocates and supporters of responsive school governance who worked with me, Sen. Jim Brochin and Del. Adrienne Jones to bring a hybrid school board to Baltimore County ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid...
  • Don't study discrimination, do something about it [Letter]

    Don't study discrimination, do something about it [Letter]
    In the article, "'Ban the Box' legislation under fire," (March 20), Jason Perkins-Cohen alludes to the fact that the issue of discrimination against reentering citizens in hiring and the impact on those individuals and the community has been studied...
  • Holding two offices not particularly fashionable in American politics [Editorial]

    It's the kind of power play that crops up when voters aren't paying close attention. The Republicans Harford County elected to the Maryland House of Delegates have introduced a legislative measure that would give them standing in certain matters that...
  • State backs off on plan to end cash toll at Hatem Bridge, legislators say

    State backs off on plan to end cash toll at Hatem Bridge, legislators say
    Legislators from Harford and Cecil counties say they have a guarantee from state transportation officials that cash toll collection lanes will remain at the Route 40 Thomas Hatem Bridge for a minimum of two years. The Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • State right to drop all support for American Studies Association [Letter]

    I would like to disagree with your editorial "A chilling effect" (March 10). I believe that the central issue here is academic freedom. The American Studies Association (ASA), in theory an academic organization devoted to the study of the United States,...
  • Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies

    Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies
    Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep of unknown causes at his Pikesville home. He was...