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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland moves toward innovation [Letter]

    Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed...
  • 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...
  • Bel Air honors its dedicated, long-serving firefighters

    Bel Air honors its dedicated, long-serving firefighters
    Everyone in the room stood up. The crowd broke into cheers, chants and a round of applause Saturday night during the 2014 annual Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company awards ceremony as Donald MacLean and his wife, Shirley, made their way to the front of the...
  • Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest [Column]

    On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper. The Westminster newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, reported O'...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • Sen. Jones-Rodwell announces retirement

    Sen. Jones-Rodwell announces retirement
    State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts. The development...
  • Delegate reviews just-ended legislative session [Letter]

    It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you. I am proud to be your conservative voice of reason in Annapolis. Let me remind you of some major changes in election law. The Maryland gubernatorial primary has been moved to June 24, with early voting...
  • State board wants to amend math graduation requirements

    State board wants to amend math graduation requirements
    The Maryland State Board of Education took steps Tuesday to amend the new requirement that students take four years of math during high school. In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law requiring students to take a math class for each year they...
  • Legalizing, regulating marijuana is best [Letter]

    Legalizing, regulating marijuana is best [Letter]
    Kudos to Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Joseph T. Jones Jr. for articulating the need for a more sensible marijuana policy in Maryland ("Building safe and just communities," March 3). Saddling people with criminal records for possessing marijuana causes...