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  • BGE, Pepco heads: Md. should pass utility regulation reform

    BGE, Pepco heads: Md. should pass utility regulation reform

    Residents and businesses across Maryland are more connected than ever to the local energy grid, and they rely on clean, safe and reliable energy to power their lives. We owe it to them to advance legislation that will better position utilities to make investments that support a more resilient energy...

  • UMMS CEO should be investigated

    UMMS CEO should be investigated

    It's ironic isn't it? Your front page story on the University of Maryland Medical System should literally be next to the photo of state troopers carrying former Gov. Hughes' casket (“University of Maryland Medical System CEO placed on leave amid review of contracting practices,” Mar. 21). The late...

  • Horse racing is not dying

    Horse racing is not dying

    Gina Powell’s letter to The Sun repeats some untruths (“Tax dollars shouldn't support the dying horse racing industry,” Mar. 20). Horse racing is no longer a dying industry, as she says. The taxpayer money from casino gambling being used to support it is in payment for government’s portion of the...

  • Remember the lawmaker forced to leave office because of a shady book deal?

    Remember the lawmaker forced to leave office because of a shady book deal?

    Jim Wright was forced out as Speaker of the House in 1989 for a shady book deal that was used to shovel cash to him around honorarium limits (“What Baltimore still needs to know about UMMS' deals with board members, particularly mayor's books,” Mar. 19). Sheila Dixon's gift cards were chump change...

  • UMMS board let us down

    UMMS board let us down

    Your article in The Sun today highlighting the inner wheeling and dealing of some trusted officials is a great opportunity for self-criticism. I am so glad that the mayor said that " I am not perfect ." That is a good sign. The mayor should be commended for acknowledging her error early (“Baltimore...

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  • Pitts: A moral issue we should all worry about

    Pitts: A moral issue we should all worry about

    If you think you're angry now, wait till you read the court documents. Not that the summaries of a college cheating scandal so massive it briefly bumped Donald Trump from the "Breaking News" chyrons were not enough to make a nun cuss. Indeed, the story offered a perfect storm of outrage: the wealthy,...

  • Misunderstanding abounds about opioid use disorder

    Misunderstanding abounds about opioid use disorder

    Recent scientific projections indicate the opioid overdose crisis will worsen between now and 2025, and dramatically so. According to the mathematical modeling published last month in JAMA Network Open, the annual death toll will exceed 80,000 and could, using the most pessimistic scenario, reach...

  • Chesapeake Bay’s decline endangers watermen’s livelihoods

    Chesapeake Bay’s decline endangers watermen’s livelihoods

    As a full-time waterman in St. Mary’s County, I am one of those most affected by the neglect of the Chesapeake Bay. I have a retail crab shack and a small processing operation where I sell my catch of oysters, crabs and fish — along with those of other watermen — to survive. We are an endangered...

  • 30 years after finding roommate's body in Baltimore, woman has 'never recovered'

    30 years after finding roommate's body in Baltimore, woman has 'never recovered'

    Thirty years ago Friday, a young woman was brutally murdered: Bridget Bernadette Phillips was a 22-year-old graduate student in Byzantine and medieval history at Johns Hopkins University. I found her body in the apartment that she generously let me share with her on the nights that I spent in Baltimore...

  • Flame retardant chemicals are toxic — and everywhere

    Flame retardant chemicals are toxic — and everywhere

    In a serious case of unintended consequences, flame retardant chemicals were added to children’s pajamas in the ‘70s to try to reduce deaths from house fires. They were later banned in pajamas by the federal government after they were found to cause cancer. Yet these chemicals have since become...

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