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  • New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving
    It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you. The new law tightening the state's curb...
  • Jameel McClain to hold free football and fitness clinic Saturday

    Jameel McClain to hold free football and fitness clinic Saturday
    Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain is holding a free football and fitness clinic Saturday in Reisterstown. Conducted in association with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, the session is being held at Reisterstown Regional Park...
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    Voting Rights Act is still vital
    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • Baltimore raises water rates by 42 percent over three years

    Baltimore raises water rates by 42 percent over three years
    Baltimore officials voted Wednesday to raise water and sewer rates by 42 percent over three years, despite residents who pleaded for relief and a city audit that called the increase "higher than necessary." Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who controls...
  • Baltimore Fourth of July to feature heavy police presence

    Baltimore Fourth of July to feature heavy police presence
    Baltimore police ordered every officer to work July 4 and will rely heavily on reinforcements from state law enforcement agencies, an effort intended to keep Inner Harbor visitors safe while maintaining a strong presence in areas besieged by recent...
  • Delta Sigma Theta sorority celebrates centennial at harbor

    Delta Sigma Theta sorority celebrates centennial at harbor
    Standing in a crowd with a couple hundred of her Delta Sigma Theta sisters, Ruth Travis watched as a flotilla escorted the sorority's torch to the Inner Harbor Friday for a centennial celebration to honor the women's service to Maryland and the world....
  • Jameel McClain, teammates give back at football and fitness clinic

    Jameel McClain, teammates give back at football and fitness clinic
    Heaving the football downfield toward a waiting group of youngsters, Ravens nose guard Terrence Cody smiled as he picked out his target. During a sweltering Saturday at Reisterstown Regional Park, Cody was among a group of several Ravens who took part...
  • Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014

    Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014
    A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
  • Anne Arundel's departing superintendent looks back at accomplishments, ahead to challenges

    Anne Arundel's departing superintendent looks back at accomplishments, ahead to challenges
    On Monday, as Kevin Maxwell pondered challenges awaiting as new CEO of Prince George's County schools, he reflected upon his seven-year tenure as Anne Arundel County Public Schools superintendent, saying he's proudest of programs he implemented, yet...
  • Mayor, City Council members take on shootings

    Mayor, City Council members take on shootings
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was “sad about the state of our community” and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases....
  • Mayor, council members take on shootings

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was "sad about the state of our community" and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases. Rawlings-...
  • Mfume named chair of Morgan State board, signals Wilson will stay

    Mfume named chair of Morgan State board, signals Wilson will stay
    Kweisi Mfume was named the new chair of Morgan State University's Board of Regents on Tuesday, more than three months after his predecessor was ousted amid a public battle over university leadership. Mfume quickly signaled that university President David...