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  • VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say

    VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is approving claims for post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from military sexual assault or harassment at rates that are "significantly lower" than those for PTSD from combat and other causes, advocacy groups said...
  • Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU

    Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU
    Love him or hate him, there's no denying Macklemore is a high-profile, staunchly spoken advocate for the LGBT community. His straight-penned gay-rights anthem "Same Love" has brought attention to the same-sex marriage fight, and he's used his fame to...
  • Legal marijuana is the next step [Letter]

    Legal marijuana is the next step [Letter]
    When the majority of Maryland voters wanted gay marriage legalized, it was passed by the legislature, and it was done. Survived a referendum, too. When it was discovered that the death penalty was racially biased, it was eradicated at the behest of...
  • Blacks arrested nearly twice as much as whites for pot in Harford

    Blacks arrested nearly twice as much as whites for pot in Harford
    Blacks are almost two times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession in Harford County than whites, according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. Maryland has the highest arrest rates for marijuana of any state...
  • Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'

    Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'
    Amanda Ruthven is a tireless volunteer in the Harwood neighborhood within Charles Village. Baltimore City Planning Director Tom Stosur, of the Roland Park area, is leading the city's rewrite of the comprehensive zoning code for the first time in 40...
  • Maryland lawmakers to take up anti-spying measures

    Maryland lawmakers to take up anti-spying measures
    Maryland legislators will consider a package of laws to curb electronic surveillance by police, requiring a search warrant to use drones, email, cellphone towers or license plate readers to track people. Measures sponsored by a bipartisan pair of...
  • Arrest disparity a serious problem, with no easy answer [Editorial]

    It's become painfully clear that criminal behavior, substance abuse and mental health problems have certain links that lead to plenty of social ills. Over indulgence in alcohol resulting from one or another kind of mental anguish can result in offenses...
  • Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist

    Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist
    Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71. The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, a...
  • What Yolanda L. Curtin's judgeship means for Harford County [Column]

    The investiture of Yolanda L. Curtin on Friday afternoon to the bench of the Harford County Circuit Court turned a tide in the county. Curtin will forever be an integral part of the history of Harford County. Formerly an administrative law judge for the...
  • City police consultants' report was a waste of taxpayer dollars [Letter]

    City police consultants' report was a waste of taxpayer dollars [Letter]
    Unfortunately, The Sun's recent article outlining a consultant's report on the police department that cost the citizens of Baltimore City close to $300,000 for a document that articulates the very initiatives many of its state legislators had already...
  • State police don't analyze stop & frisk data, either

    State police don't analyze stop & frisk data, either
    With Baltimore police taking (and accepting) flak recently for failing to track and analyze its officers' use of the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic, another agency has the data and isn't doing much with it, either. State law requires police agencies...
  • State plans new detention center for girls in Carroll County

    State plans new detention center for girls in Carroll County
    The state Department of Juvenile Services plans to replace its rundown detention center for girls with a new, 48-bed facility in Carroll County — a size that is raising questions among advocates for troubled youths. Juvenile Services Secretary Sam...