| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:02 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:30 PM
When a representative from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School visited Danielle Cook's class, the eighth-grader thought she fit the criteria for the rigorous college preparatory high school in Baltimore. She has been a straight-A student since preschool, is...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:48 PM
— 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force.
He proposes assigning homicide detectives to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Thanks for your coverage of the ACLU's report on immigration detainers in Maryland ("ACLU criticizes Md. police on immigration enforcement," Nov. 19).
Unfortunately, the claim made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that immigration detainers...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts' long-awaited consultant's report on how to reshape his department and drive down crime comes to what sounds like an obvious conclusion: The city's police should focus on gangs, guns and violent repeat...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:52 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Matthew D. Green made a name for himself as the rare cryptography professor who will explain and critique the U.S. government's most controversial surveillance capabilities in layman's terms and unencumbered by a government security clearance or...