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  • Mizeur deserves credit for decriminalization [Letter]

    Mizeur deserves credit for decriminalization [Letter]
    We, members of the Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland, write in response to the editorial, "Spin control," that appeared on May 8. Our coalition is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates. We take no position on the Maryland gubernatorial race....
  • Eleanor Taylor, chemist

    Eleanor Taylor, chemist
    Eleanor Louise Taylor, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital chemist, died of coronary artery disease May 6 at the institution where she worked. The Catonsville resident was 90. Born Eleanor Louise Harnishfeger in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Louis...
  • Frontier offers $39 flights from Washington to Orlando

    Frontier Airlines, the low-cost carrier based in Denver, is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $39 for people flying between Washington, D.C., and Orlando who book by May 17. The new service to Washington Dulles International Airport from...
  • The problem with the 'bag tax' [Letter]

    The problem with the 'bag tax' [Letter]
    The check-out inquiry was "paper or plastic?" But it's no longer a choice. Merchants love plastic. It's easy to store and less expensive than paper. Multiple bags can handle heavier items. Thin plastic wraps around whatever is in the bag and around one'...
  • Second Summer Youth Music Showcase planned

    Second Summer Youth Music Showcase planned
    This summer, Laurel's teenage musicians will have an opportunity to share their talents with community members and industry professionals at the second annual Laurel Youth Music Showcase. The showcase, an open mic concert series run jointly by the...
  • Harford high schools absent from U.S. News rankings, but should they be?

    Harford high schools absent from U.S. News rankings, but should they be?
    Harford County's high schools are conspicuously absent from U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings for 2014, despite some of them seemingly having higher scores than the three high schools in neighboring Cecil County that qualified for...
  • Cow reported on the side of the road in Bel Air [Police blotter]

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Patricia Ann Tatta, 39, of the 700 block of Gilbert Road, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant in a case in which she was charged with failing to send her child to...
  • Bike ride honoring fallen police officers stops in Harford

    Bike ride honoring fallen police officers stops in Harford
    Bike riders with the Police Unity Tour stopped at the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct in Edgewood Sunday morning, as part nationwide ride that culminated in Washington, D.C., Monday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial....
  • Baltimore region home sales dipped in April

    Baltimore region home sales dipped in April
    Home sales in the Baltimore region dipped slightly last month amid concern about a relatively weak housing market nationwide. The number of sales in Baltimore city and the five surrounding counties fell by 23, or 1 percent compared with April 2013,...
  • Bag the bag tax

    Bag the bag tax
    The bag tax is back, and we must admit it's current incarnation is a lot less objectionable than the earlier attempts. The proposal that's getting shopped around the Baltimore City Council (including at a public hearing to be held Tuesday morning at...
  • 60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools

    60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools
    At 16, Dorant Wells has experienced the complexities of what Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation ruling, has wrought: He attended a middle school full of students of different colors and nationalities, but one where he sometimes...
  • Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]

    Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]
    Baltimore is in many respects a charming city, with its row houses, historic neighborhoods and miles of waterfront. But our city also has a not-so-charming problem with trash. And a major contributor is the plastic bags that pollute the landscape....