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  • Police respond to photographer's account of arrest at DIY space

    A freelance photographer says he was arrested for taking pictures of Baltimore Police breaking up a party on Friday night. Police, meanwhile, said the photographer, Noah Scialom, refused to leave and blocked the flow of partygoers who had been ordered...
  • Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history

    Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history
    For years, R. Todd Stevens drove by the old Crownsville Hospital Center and wondered about the closed psychiatric facility. The hospital shut down in 2004, two years before Stevens moved just a couple miles down the road. He was surprised to learn the...
  • Arundel lowers stormwater fees for nonprofits

    Arundel lowers stormwater fees for nonprofits
    The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday lowered the new stormwater fees to $1 for all nonprofit organizations. Previously, the county charged the nominal $1 fee to religious nonprofits and churches, but the American Civil Liberties Union objected this...
  • Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore

    Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore
    Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone. Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
  • Proposed panhandling ban to be scaled back

    Proposed panhandling ban to be scaled back
    Supporters of a widespread ban on panhandling in Baltimore are scaling back the proposal amid criticism the legislation went too far. Under a proposed amendment, the bill would prohibit panhandling within 10 feet of outdoor dining — rather than...
  • Prison education benefits everyone

    Prison education benefits everyone
    Trayvon Martin's tragic death has rekindled pervasive concerns about race in the United States. It has stimulated discussion of disturbing social trends, including the profiling of black and Latino men and racial bias in law, policing and the courts. As...
  • Senior Week at beach creates havoc — and business

    Senior Week at beach creates havoc — and business
    — Brent Ashley may have aged into the enforcer role at a certain point, but he still remembers when he was the miscreant. "I was halfway up the stairs and felt the hand on my shoulder," Ashley said of the night about 40 years ago when he got kicked...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case

    ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked for a second time that the Supreme Court invalidate Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, the latest salvo in a case with broad consequences for...
  • Maryland fourth in nation for marijuana possession arrests

    Maryland fourth in nation for marijuana possession arrests
    Maryland arrests people for marijuana possession at one of the highest rates in the country and spends heavily on those arrests, according to a new study by the American Civil Liberties Union. The state had the fourth-highest rate of marijuana...
  • When liberals and libertarians unite

    When liberals and libertarians unite
    We can't tell the real Americans who love and defend our country from the liberals who hate America anymore ("Paul's victory," March 8). When Barack Obama became president liberals thought that he would close Guantanamo and stop drone strikes. President...
  • Security vs. privacy

    Security vs. privacy
    The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security. As with most...