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  • More pre-K? 'The devil's in how you do it'

    More pre-K? 'The devil's in how you do it'
    As a 4-year-old boy bounded to the electronic blackboard at Battle Grove Elementary School in Dundalk, Principal Jennifer Gounaris described the financial and logistic challenges she has overcome to open the pre-K classroom. The result, she said, was...
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Task force calls for Arundel police to disband executive protection unit

    Task force calls for Arundel police to disband executive protection unit
    The Anne Arundel County Police Department should disband the executive protection unit that became entangled in the scandal that landed former County Executive John R. Leopold in jail, a task force recommended Monday. The county should create a unit...
  • Minimal reform on mandatory sentencing

    Minimal reform on mandatory sentencing
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder's plan to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons by instructing federal prosecutors to stop invoking mandatory minimum sentences against low-level, nonviolent drug offenders was a welcome, if overdue, announcement. The...
  • Poverty still hits the city hardest

    Just before the government shut down, the Census Bureau released updated income and poverty data that highlight the impact of the Great Recession and nascent recovery. Not surprisingly, poverty has increased across the board, in both cities and suburbs,...
  • Correctness isn't enough

    Let me take from its velvet box once more a treasured sentence from my tenure at The Baltimore Sun to see what it can tell us about journalism as she is practiced.  This is the sentence, the opening paragraph of a news story:  Women’s rights...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Right-to-die is next civil rights frontier

    Not just Maryland, but every single state needs and deserves the Aid in Dying option ("Right-to-die legislation needed in Maryland," July 1). It seems ludicrous to me that only Oregon, Washington, Montana and now Vermont have this civil right. Where...
  • Replacing Waxter

    Replacing Waxter
    Youth advocates are questioning whether the Department of Juvenile Services needs to build a new 48-bed detention facility in Carroll County for girls awaiting assignment to one of the state's juvenile treatment centers. At a time when the state should be...
  • Carroll County commissioner wants to restrict drone use

    Carroll County commissioner wants to restrict drone use
    Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier said Thursday that she will draft a resolution restricting drone use in the county by government agencies to protect citizens' Fourth Amendment rights. Frazier's comment came after a more than 30-minute long...
  • ACLU says license plate readers violate drivers' privacy

    ACLU says license plate readers violate drivers' privacy
    The American Civil Liberties Union says police are violating drivers' rights with license plate scanners that can be used to track their whereabouts with little oversight on how such data is used or stored. The ACLU on Wednesday announced the results...