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  • Pennies per hour [Editorial]

    Pennies per hour  [Editorial]
    In one of the most consequential matters considered by the Maryland General Assembly this year, lawmakers approved a bill sponsored by Gov. Martin O'Malley to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Though the final measure...
  • Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role

    Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role
    Baltimore's police civilian review board has concerns that a new effort to garner input from the board is not meaningful, an official told a City Council committee on Wednesday night.  After years of neglect, the department has been making strides to...
  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
  • Candidate Bailey shows lack of character [Letter]

    Candidate Bailey shows lack of character [Letter]
    District 12 candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates Brian S. Bailey indicated in a letter to The Sun that he takes full responsibility for an error in the authority line on the Web site his campaign created ("Bailey: 'I take full responsibility' for...
  • Ex-aide to Harford Del. James, brother acquitted of all charges from Annapolis fight

    Ex-aide to Harford Del. James, brother acquitted of all charges from Annapolis fight
    A former legislative aide to Harford Del. Mary-Dulany James and his brother have been acquitted of assault and other charges in connection with a fight in the delegate's office in April. Luke Uriah Kershner Horah, 25, had been charged with second-degree...
  • UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection

    UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection
    Five thousand workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center now have labor protections under the National Labor Relations Board thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday. Local labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East...
  • Olive on Main moves in under Laurel's lifted liquor restrictions

    Olive on Main moves in under Laurel's lifted liquor restrictions
    A new Main Street restaurant is the first in Laurel's Historic District to take advantage of the state law change that allows liquor licenses within 500 feet of a church. Olive on Main, which opened April 21 in the former site of Salute Italian...
  • Severn resident's quilts at Wood Memorial offer look at regional heritage

    Severn resident's quilts at Wood Memorial offer look at regional heritage
    When Severn resident Joan M.E. Gaither was born nearly 70 years ago, the word "negro" was printed on her birth certificate. Gaither, an artist and retired educator, says she has channeled the hurt and humiliation she has endured from racism over the...
  • Ceremonies on Memorial Day have extra significance for Westminster

    On Monday, May 26, Carroll County residents will gather to commemorate Memorial Day at the large urn on the knoll immediately in view as one enters the historic Westminster Cemetery from Church Street. Carroll Post 31 of the American Legion is again...
  • Task force recommends starting school after Labor Day

    Task force recommends starting school after Labor Day
    A task force assigned to study a post-Labor Day start date for Maryland schools will recommend to Gov. Martin O'Malley that the summer break be extended, a measure that has been embraced by one Eastern Shore school district but opposed by most of the...
  • 35 state lawmakers issue statement condemning Cardin's missed committee votes

    35 state lawmakers issue statement condemning Cardin's missed committee votes
    Thirty-five state lawmakers on Thursday issued a statement condemning Del. Jon S. Cardin for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year.  "As members of the Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate, we must comment on the recent...
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...