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  • District 12 candidates talk taxes at Thursday night forum

    District 12 candidates talk taxes at Thursday night forum
    Nine of the 10 Democratic candidates for three open seats in District 12 addressed issues facing southwest Baltimore County during an open candidate forum Thursday night at Lansdowne High School. Ten Democrats and three Republicans are vying for seats...
  • Why resdistricting is a power play [Editorial]

    In a few weeks, once the Maryland legislative session is over, the political winds in the state will turn to the 2014 elections. It will be about then that it will dawn on many voters that their legislative districts have changed. Legislative...
  • Planning Board passes schools capital budget with caveat

    Planning Board passes schools capital budget with caveat
    The Baltimore County Planning Board on Thursday gave its stamp of approval to the school board's $56.2 million capital budget request for fiscal year 2015, though it attached a caveat to a controversial school construction plan approved in the budget. In...
  • Harford man found guilty of murder in 1972 fatal fire could leave prison

    Harford man found guilty of murder in 1972 fatal fire could leave prison
    A Harford County man, who was found guilty of first-degree murder more than four decades ago in connection with a fire that killed two teenage girls, is another step closer to winning his freedom after a Cecil County judge threw out his two remaining...
  • William D. Townsend, public works official

    William D. Townsend, public works official
    William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to...
  • Parents are right to oppose scheduling changes in county schools [Letter]

    Parents are right to oppose scheduling changes in county schools [Letter]
    Flabbergasted is the word I can use to describe Baltimore County School Board President Larry Schmidt's letter to the editor on the board's lack of authority over class schedules ("School board must defer to superintendent on schedules," Feb. 26). To...
  • SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning

    SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning
    The SAT — that anxiety-provoking test required for so many college applications — is being redesigned to focus more on classroom learning and less on brain teasers. The College Board announced Wednesday that its revised SAT will be ready in...
  • Bill to close gun law 'loophole' draws fire

    Bill to close gun law 'loophole' draws fire
    A bill aimed at preventing guns from being sold to people legally barred from owning them drew fire Tuesday night in Annapolis, as gun rights advocates charged the measure would simply let state authorities drag out sales now delayed for months because of...
  • Baltimore County bans cell phone kiosks

    Baltimore County bans cell phone kiosks
    Cell-phone recycling kiosks will be banned and stores that buy small electronics will be regulated like pawn shops under legislation passed Tuesday by the Baltimore County Council. The pair of bills, introduced last month by County Executive Kevin...
  • Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing

    Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing
    Hal Stuart was appalled to learn his son was dunked in ice water, beaten with a paddle and driven around blindfolded in a speeding car, all part of a 2012 fraternity initiation at Salisbury University. Hoping to prevent other college students from...
  • No contracts until firm is held accountable [Letter]

    As policymakers, it is important we acknowledge our limited ability to force actors to behave how we want. What we can do and often attempt is to hold those bad actors accountable when they break the law or act immorally. That is what Leo Bretholz's...
  • George B. Brosan, state police superintendent

    George B. Brosan, state police superintendent
    George B. Brosan, a career law enforcement officer who had served as Maryland State Police superintendent, died Thursday of cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 78. "He was a titan in both attitude and influence, and had a splendid career in law...