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  • City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee

    City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee
    The City Council defeated a proposal Monday to impose a 10-cent fee on most paper and plastic bags distributed in Baltimore, rejecting arguments that such surcharges are a proven method to reduce litter. Opponents weren't convinced that charging a fee...
  • Medicaid recipients may stay in system even if they don't qualify

    Medicaid recipients may stay in system even if they don't qualify
    Maryland must spend as much as $30.5 million more to provide Medicaid coverage to Marylanders because the state's glitch-riddled health exchange website can't tell whether they are still eligible. It's another problem exacerbated by the software that has...
  • TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013

    TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013
    The Transportation Security Administration identified and seized more firearms at U.S. airports in 2013 than in any year since records have been kept — including more than two dozen at airports in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area....
  • Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night

    Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night
    At the Perry Hall Folk Music Night, democracy prevails — the performers are often in the audience and audience members get to perform. And, even those who don't take the stage at all like to sing along. "Audience participation — people...
  • Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County

    Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County
    The image that comes to mind when thinking of the Tuskegee Airmen is of a black World War II fighter pilot diving out of the clouds, the tail of his aircraft painted bright red, coming to save the day for American bomber crews. While those roughly 900...
  • Rawlings-Blake calls for federal infrastructure spending

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with 250 of the nation's mayor's on Thursday -- including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake -- to discuss the economy, manufacturing and federal investment in infrastructure. City officials are in...
  • Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]

    Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]
    Iran began taking verifiable steps this week to stop work on its most worrisome nuclear activities under the terms of an agreement with the United States and five other world powers. The breakthrough nuclear deal marks the first negotiated limitations...
  • McDaniel course on homelessness hits home for some students

    McDaniel course on homelessness hits home for some students
    For McDaniel College juniors Dinambi Butler and Maurice Paul, enrolling in a January semester course on the meaning of homelessness wasn't just a way to fulfill a graduation requirement. It was also a reminder of where they've come from. Butler and...
  • Young authors take a bow at Dayton Oaks [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    Young authors take a bow at Dayton Oaks [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]
    Dayton Oaks Elementary School's reading specialist Deborah Castleman is proud to announce that Jocelyn Baker, Imirie Billey, Merina Billey, Rishi Khosla, Poppy Knerr, Anya Nguyen, Tevi Sanchez and Isabel Sowry were the school winners of the Maryland Young...
  • Medical marijuana can be a lifeline for sick kids [Letter]

    Medical marijuana can be a lifeline for sick kids [Letter]
    I am at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., with my three-year-old twin sons Nicolas and Byron, whom we call Nico and Bebo. They are recovering from feeding tube surgery, which they had to get because seizures are robbing them of the ability to eat....
  • Bag tax economics [Editorial]

    Bag tax economics  [Editorial]
    When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their...
  • Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee

    Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee
    Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept — whether paper or plastic — under legislation headed to the City Council for a vote next week. The legislation — which would apply to...