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  • Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons

    Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin teamed up with an unlikely political ally on Tuesday -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky -- in pushing for federal legislation to allow millions of Americans with felony convictions to regain their right to vote. Paul, a...
  • On one Baltimore street, two opposing views on Gaza

    On one Baltimore street, two opposing views on Gaza
    Justin Myers stepped out of Penn Station in Baltimore on Wednesday evening to find two groups of protesters chanting, waving flags and blocking traffic. Hundreds of pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian protesters were out to support their respective sides in...
  • Employers skirt wage requirements [Commentary]

    Employers skirt wage requirements [Commentary]
    Government leaders at all levels — including President Barack Obama — are pushing to raise the floor on pay, and pundits are lining up on both sides: Will higher minimum wages put more money in workers' pockets? Or will they spark layoffs,...
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church consecrates new bishops

    One day in 1870, 41 newly freed slaves got together in Jackson, Miss., to establish a new branch of mainstream Methodism called the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. Hundreds of members of that denomination, now known as the Christian Methodist...
  • 2014 National High School Lacrosse Showcase set to start Friday in Columbia

    2014 National High School Lacrosse Showcase set to start Friday in Columbia
    The second annual National High School Lacrosse Showcase, which features many of the top high school teams in the country, will take place from Friday through Sunday at Blandair Regional Park in Columbia. The tournament includes 38 teams from 12...
  • Laurel Rosies visit memorials of their era

    Members of the Laurel Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, an organization that honors the working women of World War II, traveled by bus June 26 to see the World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vietnam memorials in Washington, D.C....
  • Harris has good reason to oppose D.C. marijuana law [Letter]

    Harris has good reason to oppose D.C. marijuana law [Letter]
    Your recent editorial, "The Harris boycott" (July 7) put far too much emphasis on the politics and not enough on what really matters. The Washington, D.C., City Council has just passed the most lenient marijuana decriminalization law in the nation, with a...
  • A clueless attack on Andy Harris [Letter]

    A clueless attack on Andy Harris [Letter]
    The clueless writer of your editorial "The Harris boycott" (July 7) totally blew off the fact that Washington, D.C., exists on federal money, and possession of marijuana is still a federal crime. You accused Rep. Andy Harris of not caring for the...
  • Crumbs closing all its cupcake shops including three in Baltimore

    Crumbs closing all its cupcake shops including three in Baltimore
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Gourmet cupcake shop Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. said it is closing all stores, including three in the Baltimore area, and ceasing operation following years of financial trouble. The chain's website listed the closings as...
  • Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in Baltimore region

    Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in Baltimore region
    A line of storms brought 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rain across Central Maryland on Tuesday night.  The National Weather Service received reports of a 61 mph wind gust at Martin State Airport in Middle River and a 58 mph gust in Havre de Grace....
  • Anne Arundel campers sickened by chemicals in pool

    Anne Arundel campers sickened by chemicals in pool
    Thirty-five people were hospitalized Wednesday after being sickened by chemicals at a swimming pool at YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. Of the 35 patients, 31 were children age 6 to 16. None of the injuries were...
  • Summer music and activities in Aberdeen

    Summer concerts are in full swing at Festival Park in Aberdeen. Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 8 p.m., have brought a relaxing atmosphere and good music for listening pleasure ever since the 1990s. Many can remember Chuck Baker's Orchestra in those early...