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  • A small win for polluters [Editorial]

    A small win for polluters  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, the General Assembly passed a law requiring Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions to begin imposing a stormwater fee to cover the costs of reducing pollution that results when rain sweeps dog droppings, pesticides, motor oil and other harmful...
  • Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]

    Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]
    Hardly a day goes by without a story exposing wealthy special interests sticking it to the average Joe. One day it's Wall Street bankers bringing down the economy, foreclosing on the unsuspecting poor, and getting off virtually scot-free. The next day it'...
  • Issues considered during 2014 General Assembly

    Issues considered during 2014 General Assembly
    Here are some of the issues senators and delegates considered during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session. To become law, bills passed by the legislature must be signed by the governor. WAGES/TAXES The Assembly approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
  • New floor would be improvement for Arbutus Rec Center

    New floor would be improvement for Arbutus Rec Center
    The unique sound of a basketball being dribbled on a hard tile floor echoed through the Arbutus Recreation Center last Wednesday afternoon as a group of kids played an afterschool game. But that sound could be gone along with the tile surface that...
  • Housing measures pass General Assembly

    Housing measures pass General Assembly
    State lawmakers approved a bill Monday that bars the state from using eminent domain to seize mortgages or deeds of trust for a two-year period. The move, sponsored by State Senator Joan Carter Conway, pre-emptively blocks municipalities from enacting a...
  • Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground
    One BRAC brought jobs and construction to Aberdeen Proving Ground and Harford County, but could military funding cuts spell the end of that prosperity? Lobbyists and military officials in Washington have been pushing for a new round of Base Closure...
  • Gift cards offered in exchange for banned crib bumpers

    Gift cards offered in exchange for banned crib bumpers
    Since state officials have discovered that crib bumpers pose a safety risk to infants in cribs, they have worked to get out the word.  Now the Howard County Health Department is offering gift cards in exchange for bumpers. “Our goal in...
  • Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.

    Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
    It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape. He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
  • Annual Peep Show attracts art fans and candy company

    Annual Peep Show attracts art fans and candy company
    Christian Twamley is a sugar artist. While he works with other candy, it is his masterpieces in Peeps marshmallow candies that got him the attention of Just Born, Inc., the company that makes the popular marshmallow treats. The company commissioned...
  • Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety

    Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety
    Dr. Christina Catlett was working in the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital when word came of a shooting just floors above. Paul Warren Pardus had killed his mother, shot her physician and then taken his own life. The facility quickly locked down...
  • Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform

    Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform
    Expanding Maryland's fledgling law on medical marijuana proved to be one of the key issues of the just-completed General Assembly session, and an Annapolis mother proved to be a key player in the reform bill that passed the House and Senate. In the...
  • Lawmakers must address prescription drug loophole in workers' comp cases [Letter]

    For the second year in a row the General Assembly did not address the issue of physicians dispensing pharmaceuticals in workers' compensation cases. This practice has expanded significantly over the past five years and it costs employers insured with...