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  • Snowden to lose seat on Annapolis housing board

    Snowden to lose seat on Annapolis housing board
    The mayor of Annapolis says he will not reappoint civil rights activist Carl O. Snowden to the board that oversees public housing communities in the city. Mayor Mike Pantelides sent a letter to Snowden on Wednesday indicating he would not reappoint...
  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • Westminster minister helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

    In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But...
  • Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'

    Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'
    Aberdeen resident and longtime civil rights activist Janice Grant made a successful last-ditch effort to stop the city from demolishing her family's 84-year-old house, which she says is historically significant. Grant rounded up supporters and got a...
  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the...
  • Lawmakers poised to outlaw shackling of pregnant inmates

    Lawmakers poised to outlaw shackling of pregnant inmates
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to outlaw the shackling of pregnant inmates. The proposed law would make it illegal to shackle incarcerated women while they are in labor, delivery and recovering from giving birth. While legislative analysts said most...
  • Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana

    Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana
    Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a crime in Maryland under a law passed Monday and sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his expected signature. Adults caught with less than 10 grams of pot will get a citation that will be treated...
  • Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends

    Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends
    By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
  • From BWI nonstop: Meet me in Memphis

    From BWI nonstop: Meet me in Memphis
    The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, thereby making "nonstop" one of the most fetching words in travel today. Luckily for us, BWI-Marshall Airport seems to be piling up flights that will get you to your destination without...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'Flesh and Blood'

    'Scandal' recap, 'Flesh and Blood'
    This week, things pick up shortly after we left off. Jake’s done choking Liv, but he isn’t done accusing her of treason. Everyone’s furious with her for breaking up B613, but as a couple of people pointed out on Twitter, can’t they...
  • A legislative governor [Editorial]

    A legislative governor [Editorial]
    If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...
  • When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

    When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]
    Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again. A mere 63...