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  • Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore

    Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore
    Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Racial disparity in marijuana arrests has grown, ACLU finds

    Racial disparity in marijuana arrests has grown, ACLU finds
    The gap between rates for black and white people arrested on marijuana possession charges widened significantly in the past decade, according to Maryland data released by the American Civil Liberties Union. Meredith Curtis, a spokeswoman for the...
  • 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...
  • Schools' disciplinary policies have been hijacked by leftists [Letter]

    The State Board of Education passed a new school discipline policy that will have far-reaching effects on every subdivision in Maryland. Your editorial in support of the new policy was both predictable and disheartening ("Keep them in class," Jan. 29)....
  • 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...
  • ACLU releases toolkit for protecting LGBT prisoners

    ACLU releases toolkit for protecting LGBT prisoners
    The American Civil Liberties Union released an online "toolkit" on Wednesday outlining ways local advocates can improve conditions for LGBT prisoners across the country. It also provides information on how LGBT prisoners can protect themselves. In its...
  • 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...
  • Columbia mall shooting witnesses recall terror, uncertainty

    Columbia mall shooting witnesses recall terror, uncertainty
    David Roberts was finishing up a customer's haircut Saturday at the Cavallaro & Co. salon on the second floor of The Mall in Columbia when he heard the first shot. He looked at another employee, wondering whether they should be concerned. "When we heard...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record. But the standard is different just across the line...