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Year in Review 2018

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The 10 biggest news stories of 2018 in the Baltimore area

These were the top 10 biggest news stories from the past year.

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2018 crime: Violence touches a school, a newsroom, a warehouse in Maryland

While Baltimore often makes national headlines for its high homicide rate, some of the worst violence in Maryland in 2018 played out elsewhere. A southern Maryland High School. An Annapolis newspaper office. A Harford County warehouse. A Perry Hall neighborhood.

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Corruption, turnover, violence: Baltimore Police Department faced many problems in 2018

The Baltimore Police Department faced an unprecedented number of challenges in 2018 that included leadership turnover, cases of officer misconduct, continued high levels of violence and the final convictions in one of the biggest police corruption scandals in city history.

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10 biggest Baltimore sports stories of 2018

At its core, 2018 was defined not by games but by the complex and sometimes tragic stories that accompany them.

A song for the weary after a year of tragedies and the loss of hope in Baltimore

At the memorial service for Jacqui Smith, surprising joy when somber mourning had been expected

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It wasn't all bad: Good news in Baltimore in 2018

2018 brought a few happy headlines to Baltimore Sun readers. Cal Ripken, Jr. found love, Amy Sherald painted Michelle Obama, the Bay got better and “Mr. Oriole” came back.

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Amid closing of old favorites, Baltimore's dining world welcomed new entrants in 2018

The past year brought a slew of changes to Baltimore’s food landscape. That meant welcoming a crop of new upstarts while bidding adieu to some familiar faces.

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Year in Review: Winners and losers in Maryland politics

Who were the winners and losers in Maryland politics in 2018?

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Notable deaths in 2018

In addition to the five employees killed in June in the shootings at the Annapolis Capital, the region lost a number of notable citizens in 2018. Here, we recall some of those who left a lasting mark.

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2018 in Baltimore business: Broken deals, layoffs and closings, but also new development and hope for future

Baltimore-area businesses weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, and new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.

For Baltimore arts groups, 2018 was a year of transition

Baltimore arts groups from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture to the Maryland Film Festival experienced change in 2018.

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Six months later, the Capital Gazette shooting still resonates, among family, community, news industry

Six months later, the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom remains a defining event, for survivors, of course, but also the Annapolis community and the journalism profession.

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2018 politics: Hogan wins historic re-election, but other Maryland Republicans fall as Trump remains unpopular

Although President Donald Trump has little to do with running local governments in Maryland, he played an outsize role in politics here in 2018. Trump’s actions prompted backlash among the electorate, which in November voted out several high-profile Republicans in the state.

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