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  • Rawlings-Blake names panel to look for Bealefeld replacement

    Rawlings-Blake names panel to look for Bealefeld replacement
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has named an advisory panel to assist in the search for the city's next police commissioner following the retirement of Frederick H. Bealefeld III. The mayor's office said the panel will conduct interviews of...
  • Annapolis dines at federal taxpayers' expense

    Annapolis dines at federal taxpayers' expense
    Gov. Martin O'Malleyand Maryland Democrats developed a creative yet questionable fix for their budget woes in a special session of the General Assembly last month. Governor O'Malley performed budgetary acrobatics by leveraging Maryland's geography and the...
  • Think tank: 10 Greediest Americans

    The Institute for Policy Studies has published its list of the 10 greediest Americans for 2011. "Unfortunately, it was very easy to choose 10," says Sam Pizzigati, editor of the think tank’s “Too Much” weekly newsletter. "That's the...
  • UM 'synthesis' center seeks to balance nature, people

    Scientists, economists, politicians, educators and even an artist gathered Monday in Annapolis to mark the launch of an unusual University of Maryland think tank that aims to bring academic disciplines together to tackle thorny environmental issues....
  • Howard to begin food scraps recycling pilot program

    Howard to begin food scraps recycling pilot program
    Howard County will soon allow residents to add banana peels, egg shells and even old pizza boxes to their recyclables, becoming one of the first East Coast localities to start a large-scale composting program. The county is asking almost 5,000 Elkridge...
  • How early is too early for high-schoolers?

    How early is too early for high-schoolers?
    It was hard to tell whether his eyes were actually open when Derek Jones shuffled into his dimly lit kitchen at 5:45 a.m., the smell of bacon in the air. The 16-year-old didn't speak, but took directions from his mother who whispered: "I have your...
  • FBI committee moves to update rape definition

    An FBI subcommittee made recommendations Tuesday at a meeting in Baltimore to create a new federal definition of rape, moving the agency a step closer to updating the way it counts sex crimes for the first time in more than 80 years. The new definition...
  • Mossburg and other think tank critics should leave Maryland for less green pastures

    I wish Marta Mossburg and the rest of her ignorant cronies at her right wing "think tank" (there's an ironic name for you, as all you have to do to join their "think tank" is to shut off your brain and stop thinking) would finally follow through on...
  • 'Next economy' envisioned for Baltimore region

    'Next economy' envisioned for Baltimore region
    A new report being released today calls on the Baltimore region to rethink economic development, pointing to a worrying trend: a mounting share of low-wage jobs shutting more and more residents out of the middle class. The number of jobs in largely low-...
  • City share of profit sharing is zero

    Big breaks given by Baltimore officials to spur major downtown projects over the past decade came with provisions that the city would share in profits. But Baltimore has yet to see one cent as a result.The projects include successful ventures such as the...
  • Given failed war on drugs, Lewis charges no surprise

    ALITTLE news for the many Jamal Lewis fans -- of whom I am one -- who think the Baltimore Ravens' great running back is a victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor reaching too far to make a case out of the word "Yeah," uttered during a cellular...
  • Newport-Mesa School District asked to disclose salaries

    A nonpartisan research institute could seek legal counsel in the coming weeks to compel the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to disclose employee salaries online. The California Policy Center, a Tustin-based think tank, submitted California Public...