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  • Let the sun shine in Baltimore County

    Let the sun shine in Baltimore County

    Community solar projects — often referred to as solar gardens — are a promising way to broaden the use of renewable energy. They are a shared resource, a solar plant that serves more than one household. Four years ago, the Maryland General Assembly authorized them as a way to help wean more residents...

  • On race, forcing ourselves to confront the obvious

    On race, forcing ourselves to confront the obvious

    About a week ago, a story on page 4 of The Sun about the decision by the Texas State Preservation Board to remove a plaque titled “Children of the Confederacy Creed” caught my attention. It was, of course, just one in a multitude of stories from the last few years about city and state governments...

  • The Baltimore Police Department has a long history of corruption and corrosive community relations

    The Baltimore Police Department has a long history of corruption and corrosive community relations

    The Justice Department’s scathing 2016 report found that “Through all levels of the Baltimore Police Department, from members of command staff down to officers on the street, the Department has not implemented fundamental principles of community policing.” This “us versus them” culture between...

  • Witcover: Reports of counterintelligence probe suggest deeper trouble for Trump

    Witcover: Reports of counterintelligence probe suggest deeper trouble for Trump

    Two major newspapers have reported that the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation of President Trump days after he fired the agency's director, James B. Comey. FBI officials reportedly inquired into whether Mr. Trump, wittingly or unwittingly, had fallen under Russian influence in the 2016...

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  • Weis Markets launches aggressive price cuts to compete in market

    Weis Markets launches aggressive price cuts to compete in market

    Saying it’s facing increasing competition, Weis Markets launched an aggressive price-cutting initiative and lowered prices on more than 7,000 products in every department. The Mid-Atlantic grocer, which operates 203 stores in Maryland and six other states, said its new “Low, Low Price” program...

  • Tribune Publishing, parent of The Baltimore Sun, names new CEO as three executives depart

    Tribune Publishing, parent of The Baltimore Sun, names new CEO as three executives depart

    Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn has stepped down after nearly three years at the helm of the Chicago-based newspaper company that owns The Baltimore Sun, the company announced Thursday. Longtime Chicago newspaper executive Tim Knight was named CEO, effective immediately. Knight, who had...

  • Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a discount chain based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has leased a Towson location and plans to open this spring, a company official said. The store will open in the former Toys “R” Us in the Towson Place shopping center at 1238 Putty Hill Ave., where Ollie’s has leased a...

  • Small businesses feel pain of prolonged partial government shutdown

    Small businesses feel pain of prolonged partial government shutdown

    Local small-business owners are feeling the pain of the federal government’s partial shutdown, as some face delayed payments on government contracts and others wonder how they’ll pay subcontractors or when or if approvals will come through on much-needed government-backed business loans. Those...

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  • Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

    Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

    What retirement? Ed Asner, the iconic actor who originated the character of Lou Grant in the beloved 1970s era newspaper drama bearing his name and before that, in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — Ed Asner, who so memorably portrayed Santa Claus in the 2003 film “Elf” and whose voice starred in the...

  • Baltimore approves $1.25 million to turn old movie theater into hub for growing Latino community

    Baltimore approves $1.25 million to turn old movie theater into hub for growing Latino community

    Baltimore officials approved using $1.25 million Wednesday to help turn a dilapidated former movie theater on Pulaski Highway into a hub for the city’s immigrant community, a project its backers say will help revitalize a neighborhood that is increasingly attracting Latino families priced out of...

  • Millersville woman receives $5K from national talk show 'The Real'

    Millersville woman receives $5K from national talk show 'The Real'

    QueShawn Latimer, a Treasury Department employee from Millersville who is battling breast cancer, received a $5,000 grant from nationally syndicated talk show “The Real.” Latimer, who is affected by the federal government shutdown, is a mother of three children whose oldest son is deployed in the...

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

    Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver's literary executor, says she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The case of death was lymphoma....

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