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  • Here's what police need to do to protect, support and encourage victims of sexual violence

    Here's what police need to do to protect, support and encourage victims of sexual violence

    It is unfathomable and inexcusable that police departments in central Maryland got 223 sexual assault victims to sign away their rights to an investigation during the last two years. Presenting someone who has just suffered profound trauma with a form releasing the authorities of any responsibility...

  • Physician-assisted suicide is immoral

    Physician-assisted suicide is immoral

    Assisted or unassisted suicide is still suicide, and its purpose is to end someone’s life. It is basically playing God to determine when someone dies. Doctors who engage in this practice are assisting in a form of murder (“Hopkins doctor: Physician-assisted suicide is unethical and dangerous,”...

  • Behavioral health companies could not afford $15 minimum wage

    Behavioral health companies could not afford $15 minimum wage

    The Baltimore Sun ran a thorough piece (“Support grows for raising Maryland's minimum wage, but not all agree. Debate could focus on how much — and where, Dec. 25) detailing the various perspectives on proposed legislation to raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. One consideration not...

  • No shortage of racism

    No shortage of racism

    I read with considerable anger and outrage Herb Cromwell's commentary, “I should have known about blackface” (Feb. 17). Blackface is as oppressive and offensive as any other form of anti-black behavior. Whites should already know this. Now at the age of 76, I have never been surprised by the ignorance...

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  • FAA tells Southwest to fix calculations of baggage weight on jets

    FAA tells Southwest to fix calculations of baggage weight on jets

    Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes. Southwest said Tuesday that it made improvements in its methods for calculating weight and the balance of loads during 2018. The airline says it voluntarily...

  • Goucher Poll: Legalizing pot, raising minimum wage, banning plastic foam products popular in Maryland

    Goucher Poll: Legalizing pot, raising minimum wage, banning plastic foam products popular in Maryland

    More than half of Marylanders support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, according to a new poll. A poll of 808 Maryland residents by Goucher College found 57 percent support marijuana legalization. Thirty-seven percent of those polled were opposed. Those who identify as conservative...

  • Maryland Army veteran sues 3M over earplugs

    Maryland Army veteran sues 3M over earplugs

    The Baltimore-based Law Offices of Peter Angelos have joined a host of firms across the country beginning to file lawsuits against the St. Paul, Minn-based 3M Co. over earplugs it provided the military that were alleged to be defective by the U.S. Justice Department. The first local case against...

  • So the machines can defeat us at chess. We have them beat at picking berries. For now.

    So the machines can defeat us at chess. We have them beat at picking berries. For now.

    Human and machine have 10 seconds per plant. They must find the ripe strawberries in the leaves, gently twist them off the stems and tuck them into a plastic clamshell. Repeat, repeat, repeat, before the fruit spoils. One February afternoon, they work about an acre apart on a farm the size of 454...

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