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  • Arundel police on the rebound [Editorial]

    Arundel police on the rebound  [Editorial]
    These have been a tough few years for police officers in Anne Arundel County, from the scandalous to a revolving door of leadership. Under the circumstances, one wouldn't expect county police or sheriff's deputies to be on the cutting edge of most...
  • 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...
  • Undefeated City basketball team recognized by lawmakers at State House

    Undefeated City basketball team recognized by lawmakers at State House
    The undefeated City boys basketball team continued its victory lap on Wednesday with an appearance at the State House in Annapolis. Maggie McIntosh, a Democrat who represents Baltimore City in the House of Delegates, posted a photo of legislators posing...
  • Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]

    Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]
    In this current legislative season, the Maryland General Assembly had an opportunity to support proposed legislation which would establish a Futures Commission to help our state develop a strategy for dealing with potential military cuts. The Future...
  • 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...
  • Local control of schools sounds good, but...[Editorial]

    Local control of schools sounds good, but...[Editorial]
    The strong desire to retain local control over the management of the county school system expressed this week by Superintendent Barbara Canavan is one of those general sentiments it's easy to agree with. Get into the specifics, though, and reality...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...