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  • 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...
  • Traffic: Minor incidents carry past rush hour on I-95, I-83

    Traffic: Minor incidents carry past rush hour on I-95, I-83
    As of 9:15 a.m., the Tuesday rush hour was winding down with a pair of incidents. In Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported an accident on northbound Interstate-95 near Pulaski Highway, but it was reportedly off to the right...
  • Gay 'conversion therapy' bill withdrawn as advocates pursue regulatory oversight

    Gay 'conversion therapy' bill withdrawn as advocates pursue regulatory oversight
    Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in Maryland have withdrawn the bill, saying they will instead pursue regulatory oversight of the controversial practice....
  • Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?

    Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?
    As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are making promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts — in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them. Whether they are...
  • 2 snowy owls trapped at Martin State Airport

    2 snowy owls trapped at Martin State Airport
    Two snowy owls have been trapped at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County and will be relocated away from the airport, aviation officials said Friday. A female owl was captured in a trap at the airport shortly after sunset on Thursday and a male...
  • Benesch aims to put JCC's Gordon Center 'back on the map'

    Benesch aims to put JCC's Gordon Center 'back on the map'
    Lord and Lady Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, made an appearance. So did their daughters, the ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil, along with Carson, the butler, and assorted lady's maids, valets and footmen. When fans of "Downton Abbey" were invited...
  • Hundreds lose water service after Baltimore water main breaks

    Hundreds lose water service after Baltimore water main breaks
    Hundreds of customers lost water service in the Baltimore area Friday after two separate water main issues, officials said. A 12-inch main in the 300 block of Kenwood Ave. in East Baltimore was shut off for repairs Thursday night, with about 200 to...
  • 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...
  • Maternity wards at risk [Commentary]

    Maternity wards at risk [Commentary]
    This summer, Gov. Martin O'Malley and public health leaders justly celebrated the fact that infant mortality in our state has been driven to a new record low. By increasing access to care and outreach for new mothers and their babies —...
  • Extending a handshake [Commentary]

    Extending a handshake [Commentary]
    Symbols are meaningful in politics. Sometimes, a gesture as simple as a handshake can resonate with tremendous importance. For me, the most important handshake in American history occurred in China on February 21, 1972. By way of background, John...
  • Baltimore ministers group endorses Gansler for governor

    Baltimore ministers group endorses Gansler for governor
    An influential coalition of Baltimore ministers endorsed Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler for governor Thursday, saying he's an experienced leader with a strong record on civil rights issues. At a news conference at Friendship Baptist Church, the Rev....
  • Towson's 'Bike Beltway' slated to open in June

    Towson's 'Bike Beltway' slated to open in June
    Construction on the Towson "Bike Beltway", which uses a set of bike lanes and signage to demarcate the 4.2 miles of roads around downtown Towson, will begin this year and should be completed by June, according to a county public works official....