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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Honoring a true hero

    Honoring a true hero
    Yesterday the Maryland General Assembly honored a true Maryland hero: Darryl Hill, the first African-American to play football for the University of Maryland and integrate the Atlantic Coast Conference. Speaker Michael Busch rightly compared Hill to...
  • House GOP puts up a fight on O'Malley's Obamacare bill

    House GOP puts up a fight on O'Malley's Obamacare bill
    Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the emergency legislation he sought to provide health insurance to Marylanders unable to acquire coverage through Maryland's health insurance exchange.  The failures of the state's implementation efforts, led by Lt....
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Stevenson men's lacrosse team honored at the State House

    Stevenson men's lacrosse team honored at the State House
    The Stevenson men's lacrosse team was honored for its 2013 Division III national championship Thursday at the State House.  Mustangs players and coaches visited the Maryland House of Delegates and were presented with a resolution by Speaker of the House...
  • Understanding pesticide risks [Editorial]

    Understanding pesticide risks  [Editorial]
    Pesticides have been linked to a variety of human diseases, from cancer to birth defects, asthma and various disorders of the nervous system, so it's hardly unreasonable for people to be concerned about their exposure to them. But good luck finding out...
  • Maryland's next round of transportation taxes [Commentary]

    Maryland's next round of transportation taxes  [Commentary]
    Marylanders who thought our debate over transportation taxes ended with last year's historic gas tax increase may be in for a surprise. A new study released by the O'Malley-Brown administration suggests that state government's long arm may reach into...
  • Crime dominates news in Harford; party ends in death [25 years ago]

    From The Aegis dated Jan. 26, 1989: The front page of The Aegis was consumed with crime 25 years ago this week, as a party ended in murder, a woman was raped at knifepoint, a teenager was convicted of killing a 16-year-old Edgewood boy. An Edgewood...
  • Excerpts from O'Malley final State of the State address

    Excerpts from O'Malley final State of the State address
    Gov. Martin O’Malley released excerpts of his final State of the State speech Thursday morning. His address to a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly begins at noon and will be live streamed at baltimoresun.com. Below are the excerpts O'...
  • With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands

    With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago questioning whether the Republicans in the Maryland State Senate would provide spirited opposition to Senate President Mike Miller's agenda. The first test, the vote for Senate president, showed little organized opposition to...
  • It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]

    It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]
    Students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have an important message for the Maryland General Assembly this year: Empower pharmacists to perform a greater role as health care providers in order to improve health care quality...