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  • Legislature should stop O'Malley's pension grab [Letter]

    Legislature should stop O'Malley's pension grab [Letter]
    A person works hard for many years to achieve a pension for retirement. It's scary to hear that Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to divert $100 million from the state pension fund for next year's budget and to make this a permanent happening. Thankfully,...
  • Injustice at DHR [Editorial]

    Injustice at DHR  [Editorial]
    Maryland's practice of shoring up its foster care budget by appropriating the Social Security survivor benefits of the children in its care is questionable and merits close scrutiny by legislators. Maryland is hardly alone in taking this step, and...
  • Local governments confront questionable claims

    Local governments confront questionable claims
    Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn. As Detective Anthony Fata sat bleeding from a leg wound, officers scrambled around corners and up stairwells, frantically searching for a "junkie-looking black male." The...
  • Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study

    Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study
    The first step was to get everybody involved to agree to study the merits of creating a quasi-governmental agency to own and operate all the local water and sewer systems in Harford County. The second step is more complicated and expensive: Sort through...
  • O'Malley's record doesn't match his rhetoric [Commentary]

    O'Malley's record doesn't match his rhetoric [Commentary]
    The continuing embarrassment that is the Martin O'Malley administration's roll out of Obamacare in Maryland certainly won't bode well for the governor's presidential prospects. You may not be able to sign up for health insurance on the state website,...
  • Owner plans Oktoberfest opening for Federal Hill beer garden despite zoning board denial

    Owner plans Oktoberfest opening for Federal Hill beer garden despite zoning board denial
    The city vetoed plans Tuesday for a proposed open-air beer garden across from Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, but one of the owners says it'll open by Oktoberfest. "There will be a beer garden there come October," said the Crossbar owner, Brian...
  • Marriottsville church seeking zoning change for townhouse development

    Marriottsville church seeking zoning change for townhouse development
    Another proposed Community Enhancement Floating zone development is coming on the heels of Simpson Oaks, according to the county's Department of Planning and Zoning. In Marriottsville, Chapelgate Presbyterian Church has plans to request CEF zoning...
  • Carroll schools to be equipped with new security access systems

    Carroll schools to be equipped with new security access systems
    Visitors to Carroll County Public Schools will start to see something different at county schools this spring. The school system will begin installing new visitor access systems at every school in the county in coming months following a comprehensive...
  • UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities

    UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities
    A week after the University of Maryland learned it was the target of a sophisticated data breach, President Wallace D. Loh said Tuesday that the university would extend free credit protection services to the 309,000 students, alumni and employees affected...
  • UM had no business keeping most of the data that was stolen [Letter]

    UM had no business keeping most of the data that was stolen [Letter]
    One of the main reasons so many people may be financially harmed by the database theft at the University of Maryland ("UM technology chief says stolen database was not encrypted," Feb. 21) is because the university felt the need to acquire so much...
  • Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history

    Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history
    Courtney McKeldin, daughter-in-law of the late Republican governor and Baltimore mayor Theodore McKeldin and a well-known local public servant in her own right, will step down today as the longest-serving member of the city's zoning board. The...
  • Sun regurgitates anti-gun propaganda [Letter]

    Sun regurgitates anti-gun propaganda [Letter]
    Joseph Graves's letter ("Gun control doesn't work," Feb. 21) is very correct. While your editing staff does earn back a little of my respect for publishing Mr. Graves' letter, The Baltimore Sun has a long way to go before they earn back the public's...