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  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    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,...
  • NAACP files suit seeking full integration of Harford schools [50 years ago]

    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...
  • Bel Air hires marksmen to eliminate pigeons on roofs [50 years ago]

    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...
  • Lime Kiln Middle student wins MLK essay contest [Fulton/Highland]

    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...
  • 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...
  • Sugary drinks and the epidemic childhood obesity [Letter]

    Sugary drinks and the epidemic childhood obesity [Letter]
    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,"...
  • 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...
  • '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...