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  • Offshore drilling debate heats up [Letter]

    A new study published last week should act as a conversation starter about drilling for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. The U.S. Department of Interior is considering offering lease sales off the Atlantic seaboard for oil and gas production in 2018....
  • Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute

    Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute
    The city of Annapolis has named dozens of retired police officers and firefighters in a federal lawsuit, the latest tactic in a decade-long legal battle over changes to retiree pensions. In court filings last week, the city asked a judge to rule that...
  • Hogan vows to eliminate taxes on pensions

    Hogan vows to eliminate taxes on pensions
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told residents of a retirement community Tuesday night that he wants to eliminate all state income taxes on pensions before the end of his administration. Hogan unveiled the proposal in response to a...
  • Police shut down henna tattoo stands on the O.C. boardwalk

    Police shut down henna tattoo stands on the O.C. boardwalk
    Ocean City Police have shut down a number of henna tattoo stands on the boardwalk after the operators were found to be working in violation of their visa permits. A joint police investigation with ICE Homeland Security found 10 individuals with F-1...
  • What Baltimore did to police and fire pensions is a crime [Letter]

    What Baltimore did to police and fire pensions is a crime [Letter]
    Baltimore's Police and Fire unions pay more into their pension fund than any other city unions. When the city enacted legislation to basically freeze cost of living raises for fire and police until the age of 55 with a paltry 1 percent raise, then 2...
  • Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]

    Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]
    I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the...
  • Union tried to negotiate pension dispute but the mayor wasn't interested [Letter]

    Union tried to negotiate pension dispute but the mayor wasn't interested [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on Baltimore City pensions, contrary to wanting to battle instead of negotiate the issue of COLAs, the unions have been trying to negotiate from day one and even came up with comparable plans. It was the mayor who...
  • Pension pandering [Editorial]

    Pension pandering  [Editorial]
    In a particularly naked bit of pandering, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan appeared before the state Fraternal Order of Police this week as part of its process of determining its endorsement in the fall election and promised to exempt law...
  • Selling city parking garages makes sense [Commentary]

    Selling city parking garages makes sense [Commentary]
    Running parking garages is not a core function of government, so Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's plan to sell off city-owned garages would be an encouraging step toward shedding non-essential city assets and investing in more important priorities for the...
  • City pension move may be legal, but it's wrong [Letter]

    City pension move may be legal, but it's wrong [Letter]
    It is a disturbing "slippery slope" decision by Baltimore City to change the pension benefits of those who have already retired ("City's pension changes upheld," Aug. 7). The public servants that think it is fair to make these decisions, including the...
  • Rescuing the children who come after McKenzie [Letter]

    Rescuing the children who come after McKenzie [Letter]
    Thanks for Raymond Daniel Burke's poignant commentary on the drive-by shooting of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott ("Apathetic no more," Aug. 5). In 1992 Dantrell Davis, a 7-year-old resident of Chicago's Cabrini-Green who was walking to school on the...
  • Harford Family House marks 25 years of serving homeless families

    Harford Family House marks 25 years of serving homeless families
    For a quarter of a century, homeless families in Harford County have had one main address to turn to: Harford Family House. The Aberdeen based non-profit has come a long way in 25 years, from its start as a local Episcopal Church project to the county's...