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  • Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day

    Voting slow in Harford's Route 40 corridor on primary day
    A slow but steady trickle of Route 40-area voters hit the polls Tuesday morning in Harford County to cast their ballots for what many are calling a less-than-eventful primary election. Some of the more popular polling sites, like Aberdeen High School...
  • Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role

    Civilian review board still concerned about lack of meaningful role
    Baltimore's police civilian review board has concerns that a new effort to garner input from the board is not meaningful, an official told a City Council committee on Wednesday night.  After years of neglect, the department has been making strides to...
  • It's time to take a dive into Maryland's water diversions

    It's time to take a dive into Maryland's water diversions
    While those who live in and around Maryland know something about the water-based diversions in the Free State, chances are they haven’t explored a fraction of what there is to see and do—especially in summer, when tubing, kayaking and...
  • What to call Washington's football team? Easy: The Potomacs [Letter]

    What to call Washington's football team? Easy: The Potomacs [Letter]
    It was ironic for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use the term "Native Americans" recently when referring to descendants of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this continent before Europeans arrived ("Redskins name controversy heats up with federal...
  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
  • Republicans need to lead, not just complain

    Republicans need to lead, not just complain
    It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years, and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."   That's only partially...
  • Sue Ward, first secretary of Md. Dept. of Aging

    Sue Ward, first secretary of Md. Dept. of Aging
    Sue Fryer Ward, the first secretary of Maryland's Department of Aging and a lifelong advocate for elders' rights, died June 22 of complications from a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Upper Marlboro resident was 78. "Her true love was...
  • No economic growth in Maryland last year, federal agency says

    No economic growth in Maryland last year, federal agency says
    Maryland's economy didn't grow last year, according to gross domestic product estimates released Wednesday. The state's GDP remained unchanged, ranking it near the bottom of the country, the U.S. Department of Commerce said. GDP growth was worse only in...
  • Shades of 1978? [Commentary]

    Shades of 1978? [Commentary]
    On September 10, 1978, two days before the Maryland primary election, The Baltimore Sun published a poll showing Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III — who was acting governor in the wake of Gov. Marvin Mandel's political corruption conviction the previous year...
  • Carroll County microbrewery celebrates two-year anniversary

    Carroll County microbrewery celebrates two-year anniversary
    It started with a home beer-brewing kit — a gift to contractor Henry Ruhlman from his sons, Matt, Daniel and Michael. Dad was notoriously difficult to shop for, and since he was always interested in the culinary conception of things like bread and...
  • Severe storms, tornado risks expected Wednesday evening

    Severe storms, tornado risks expected Wednesday evening
    Severe storms were moving south and west of the Baltimore area Wednesday evening, expected to bring threats of hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. A tornado watch has been issued for Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Howard,...
  • Anne Arundel County exhibits

    Art show The Maryland Federation of Art presents the fourth annual "Focal Point: Fine Art & Creative Photography Exhibition" through Sunday, June 15, at the Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle in Annapolis. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily....