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Digital license plates could be coming to Maryland

Digital license plates could be coming to Maryland. Twenty Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration vehicles and two Maryland Transportation Authority vehicles will be outfitted with license plate-sized, LTE-connected, electronic displays from the Silicon Valley-based tech firm Reviver under a two-year...

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan steps down to avoid ‘painful’ family situation

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Maryland Jockey Club seeks $4.4 million in state subsidies for racetrack improvements — all for Laurel Park
Supreme Court declines to hear Baltimore County pension case

Supreme Court declines to hear Baltimore County pension case

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Baltimore County’s case in a years-long dispute over employee pensions, but the legal conflict is far from being resolved. The nation’s highest court on Monday denied the county’s petition to review a 2018 appeals court decision that the county must reimburse workers...

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  • Wells Fargo stepping up again in Baltimore with $6 million toward homeownership

    Wells Fargo stepping up again in Baltimore with $6 million toward homeownership

    When I got to the part about Wells Fargo in “Broken Bargain,” Kathleen Day’s excellent book on American financial institutions and the disasters they have wrought, I had to ask: “How is this company still in business?” The country’s fourth-largest bank and its various entities engaged in a series...

  • Reverse Baltimore's population slide: Green more city neighborhoods

    Reverse Baltimore's population slide: Green more city neighborhoods

    Demolition seems to be Larry Hogan’s top priority when it comes to Baltimore; he gets a real kick out of it, too. The Maryland governor put on a hard hat the other day and got behind the controls of a CASE excavator to knock down an abandoned rowhouse. Not that there’s anything wrong with that....

  • Followup: A correction about Nancy Pelosi and that white dress

    Followup: A correction about Nancy Pelosi and that white dress

    In the interest of setting straight the record of Nancy Pelosi’s time in Baltimore, allow me to provide a brief follow-up to Sunday’s column about her family portrait and that white dress she wore for it. The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives grew up in a Baltimore political family....

  • A deeper look at Baltimore's population loss: smaller households

    A deeper look at Baltimore's population loss: smaller households

    So, last Thursday morning I’m driving back into Baltimore on O’Donnell Street, having just attended the annual business showcase of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce at the Best Western Plus. I’m westbound on O’Donnell. I pass Ponca Street, then Newkirk. I look to the left and suddenly I have a Shocking...

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  • Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

    Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

    Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95. Vanderbilt...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia: Where did Lombard Street get its name?

    Retro Baltimore Trivia: Where did Lombard Street get its name?

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “answer” field and hit “submit.” Or comment on Instagram: @retrobaltimore. If you’d like to be recognized for a correct...

  • Baltimore woman relives her days aboard the giant ocean liner SS United States

    Baltimore woman relives her days aboard the giant ocean liner SS United States

    Laura Embrey enjoyed something of a family reunion in Philadelphia last week, involving her brother and her son, the spirit of her father and a 990-foot steamship that was once the pride of the Atlantic but has been out of service for half-a-century. The 54-year-old Baltimore native, now living...

  • How women are shaping Baltimore's 2019 Pride Festival

    How women are shaping Baltimore's 2019 Pride Festival

    When Mimi Demissew joined the then-named GLCCB in 2017 and saw a fractured organization with lagging attendance at its marquee Baltimore Pride Festival and a lack of ethnic and gender diversity, she knew that increasing representation was key. Two years later, the organization has a surplus, more...

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