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  • Underage casino gamblers could face fines

    Underage casino gamblers could face fines
    People younger than 21 who gamble at Maryland casinos would face fines under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly. The bill, passed unanimously by the House after failing the previous two years, now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The...
  • Time ripe for passage of hybrid school board bill [Editorial]

    Time ripe for passage of hybrid school board bill [Editorial]
    A proposal to change the Baltimore County School Board from an all-appointed body to a mixture of appointed and elected members, usually called a "hybrid board," has been on the table for years without becoming a reality. This year, that might change....
  • Not one bill from legislators addresses drug treatment [Letter]

    The Maryland Legislature is forgetting one key element in its efforts to fight drug abuse in the state: increased treatment. Over the past nearly 90-day session in Annapolis, the legislature introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana,...
  • Troubled Maryland health exchange could spark political fallout

    Troubled Maryland health exchange could spark political fallout
    Check out this statement from the president of the Maryland Senate, Thomas V. Mike Miller, on the state's gawd-awful-and-now-abandoned health insurance website: "You can blame it on the contractor, blame it on the subcontractor, but the buck stops with...
  • Arts education advocates see promise in Thornton

    Arts education advocates see promise in Thornton
    Last year, Elm Creative Arts School in Milwaukee failed to live up to its name. A gallery for student artwork had become a storage area and meeting space. The performance space, dubbed the "great room" with theater-style seating, was used as an...
  • Baltimore County needs an elected school board [Letter]

    Baltimore County needs an elected school board [Letter]
    Regarding letter writer Theodore Levin's idea that to keep politics out of the process the governor should appoint the Baltimore County Board of Education rather than allow voters to elect its members, I would point out that the governor's appointments...
  • Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early

    Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early
    After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
  • William H. Adolph, chiropractor

    William H. Adolph, chiropractor
    Dr. William Howard Adolph, a retired Randallstown-area chiropractor and decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer March 27 at his Owings Mills home. He was 92. Born in Philadelphia and raised in the Idlewylde section of Baltimore County, he was the...
  • Person hit at intersection of traffic calming improvements in Rodgers Forge

    A construction worker was struck by a 2013 Honda CRV Friday morning at Stevenson Lane and Stanmore Road in Rodgers Forge and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for life-threatening injuries, Baltimore County Police said. Police and fire...
  • School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]

    School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]
    An elected Baltimore County school board has been a hot issue for decades, and The Sun has opted to support a partially elected board ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17). Your rationale is that "the desire for elected members on...
  • Halstead Academy, Lutherville Lab educators honored

    Magnet Schools of America has named from among a six-state region, Jennifer Mullenax of Halstead Academy in Towson, principal of the year, and Deirdre Austen of Lutherville Laboratory Magnet School teacher of the year, Baltimore County Public Schools...