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Calvin Ash comes home from prison, 15 years overdue

Former inmate Calvin Ash, 68, would have been much better off had he come home from prison in 2004, when the Maryland Parole Commission approved his release.

Loyal constituents pushing John Sarbanes to support impeachment inquiry; here’s where he and Maryland’s other congressmen stand

Some of his constituents want Rep. John Sarbanes to support an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

A visionary mayor would be nice, but focus on Baltimore’s big, fundamental problems will suffice

Whether Jack Young or someone else, Baltimore's next mayor faces big problems, and they are all in plain sight

The last thing Baltimore needs is more abandonment

Responding to a Howard County reader who says he's done with Baltimore because of crime.

America needs fixing, so ramp up training and wages in the building trades

In Baltimore and other cities, there is vast opportunity for fixing and reusing old homes and buildings.

An American from way back, when the country was new, would be shocked in Trump time

A simple entry in a 19th Century diary holds profound meaning at a time of doubt about the nation's long experiment in representative democracy

Maryland estimate for seawalls against rising tides: $27 billion

A new study estimates seawall costs to support bringing climate liability lawsuits against fossil fuel industry.

Reverse Baltimore's population slide: Find investors for 'an incredibly high-potential city'

Patrick McKenna talks about the possibilities for growth in Opportunity Zones in cities outside of Silicon Valley.

Trump's impeachable offense: Ignoring climate change

The impeachment noise in Washington is a distraction from an existential threat to life on Earth

Rodricks: Bill Dolan, blamed for his brother's overdose, dies of one

Dolan had been charged under a Pennsylvania law with "drug delivery resulting in death"

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

Making amends for past practices, the nation's fourth-largest bank set to announce CityLIFT program

Reverse Baltimore's population slide: Green more city neighborhoods

A parks-first approach could make an immense difference in neglected neighborhoods with

Followup: A correction about Nancy Pelosi and that white dress

The dress was white but not the one she wore for First Holy Communion and not at St. Leo's

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

Household size has dropped in Baltimore City; schools will play a huge role in reversing that trend.

Nancy Pelosi in a white dress, and an 'unnerving question' about her Baltimore family portrait

Nobody asked for it, but here's another one of those Nobody-asked-me-but columns

Weekend adventure: Off the beaten path in Western Maryland's peat bogs, cool corridors

Away from Deep Creek Lake, Maryland's state parks and forests offer serenity and good hikes through a couple of natural oddities

In Baltimore, turning an abandoned church into the 'Ministry of Brewing'

St. Michael's, a Catholic church that closed in 2011, will reopen later this year as the Ministry of Brewing

Rodricks: Trump, political tribalism and the push for impeachment

A year and a half before the next national election, a look at the murky road ahead with presidential historian Richard Striner and pollster Mileah Kromer.

In Sandtown, a new and needed mission for Old Douglass

Advocates want to help use the former school building to help more ex-offenders make a healthy re-entry to Baltimore life.

Rodricks: A few kids behaved badly at the Inner Harbor. What would you suggest?

Trying to keep kids from causing mayhem in a high-profile area of the city is easier said than done.

Mayhem at the Inner Harbor, ugly rhetoric from Howard County — neither helps Baltimore

Everyone knows Baltimore has problems; we don't need them described from 27 miles away. We need solutions.

Reverse Baltimore’s population slide: Promote the tech ecosystem, keep the geniuses here

Getting more capital connected with Baltimore's tech innovators would create more opportunity for the bright students emerging from universities.

A Baltimore expert in restoring historic houses says Woodberry homes should be rebuilt

"I hope the city makes the perpetrator in Woodberry rebuild the two houses."

Reverse Baltimore's population slide: Convert more vacants to homes, more renters to homeowners

Many people are renting when they could be buying a place to live, and that's a front deserving more effort from lenders, developers and nonprofits.

Exit interview with Herb Smith, who co-wrote the book on Maryland politics

An exit interview with Herb Smith, who's retiring after 46 years teaching political science. Smith co-wrote the book on Maryland politics.

Seeking compensation for a wrongful conviction and an 'altogether tragic life'

A 67-year-old Navy veteran is among several men who served time in Maryland prisons for crimes they did not commit

All said and just about done, Cross Street Market prepares to reopen

In Baltimore, we fight and squabble, and sometimes we get what we want

Reverse Baltimore’s population slide: Kick the west side into gear

With a new Lexington Market and long-overdue redevelopment along Howard Street, downtown population could continue to grow

Wrongly convicted still waiting for compensation for lost years

Maryland has at least 33 cases of wrongful convictions since 1989, but the state has not compensated anyone for time lost in prison in 15 years.

Rodricks: What do we have to do to stop the killings? Everything.

Some see Baltimore's violent crime as a singular problem. But it's connected to many other problems, requiring an all-in strategy.