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Construction of new residential units in the southern part of the city of Laurel over the past decade has led to increased population in election Ward 2 and the need to shift some of that population to Ward 1. Every decade, following the release of U.S....
The Census and Ward Boundary Review Committee, an advisory committee to the Laurel City Council, has settled on a recommendation that would increase the size of voting Ward 1 and create a minority majority in voting Ward 2, committee member Rick Wilson...
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is challenging U.S. census numbers that show Baltimore is shrinking, arguing the city actually has 30,000 more residents than reported. If the city wins its challenge — in which it argues that...
The Laurel City Council approved multiple changes to the city's elections laws at their meeting Monday, July 23. The changes will shift the boundaries of the city's two voting wards, alter the way votes are tallied and released and increases the number of...
Tags: Voting, Elections, Local Elections
Baltimore lost about 1,500 people from April 2010 to July 2011, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baltimore's population now hovers around 619,500, according to the estimates — which showed that the populations...
Few people, from politicians to commenters on Facebook, expressed surprise when The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that the city’s population has continued on a downward trajectory. Some did wonder, though, whether the minuscule number of people...
Great numbers of girls and women suffer from the impacts of a negative body image, including, for example, health concerns such as eating disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health, referring to the results of the National Comorbidity Study...
Tags: Eating Disorders, Anorexia
The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed Monday a lower court's ruling upholding Maryland's new congressional redistricting plan, which counts inmates as living at their last-known addresses instead of in their prison cells. But it may not be the last word on...
Lawyers for the state defended Maryland's new General Assembly districts Wednesday, telling Maryland's highest judges that while the map may not please everyone, it's legal and proper. "Somebody can always draw a better map. That's not the issue,"...
Members of the city's Census and Ward Boundary Review Committee will hold a public meeting to gather input on proposed adjustments to the boundaries of Laurel's two voting districts on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Laurel...
Baltimore is brainy. And that's a good thing — nerds come out ahead. A study released recently by the Brookings Institution ranks metro areas by number of college graduates, and the Baltimore-Towson area comes in 14th, with 35 percent of adults...
Women make considerably less money than men in Maryland: 83 cents to the dollar, according to a study released last week. Windsor Mill resident Alison Assanah-Carroll was not surprised by the finding from the National Partnership for Women & Families,...
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