| May 3, 2014
| 12:34 PM
As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases.
In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
| May 7, 2014
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 7, 1964:
The NAACP filed suit in federal court 50 years ago this week seeking full integration of Harford County Public Schools for the 1964-65 school year. The legal action was taken because of...
| Mar 26, 2014
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 26, 1964:
More than 200 pigeons had taken up residence on the roofs of the courthouse and the Masonic Temple buildings in Bel Air 50 years ago this week. To address the problems the pigeon...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Samantha Hall, an eighth grade student at Lime Kiln Middle School, submitted her essay to the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream" essay contest. Students were asked to write and submit a personal essay, basing it on the legacy of Dr. King and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:31 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:57 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...