Dissent and protest, my fellow Americans, is in the very DNA of this country. Colin Kaepernick is therefore the ultimate patriot, caring enough about his very flawed nation to call it out for its failings and shaming the rest of us into engaging with the issues he raises.
The more distraught we get about the name-calling, wall-building tone of this year's presidential campaign, the more it helps to revisit a national campaign of half a century ago, which started out mired in a similar meanness, but then demonstrated how to rise above it.
State lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are considering legislation that would regulate police surveillance programs — and require public disclosure — after the Baltimore Police Department ran a secret aerial surveillance program over the city for months.
The debate over the massive Port Covington project turned even more heated Tuesday as advocates and Baltimore City Council members demanded that the developer be required to provide a certain amount of affordable housing, saying they would not support a project that leads to increased racial and economic segregation.
Dozens of organizations wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday to ask him to explain why his company shut down Korryn Gaines' account at the request of police during a standoff between the Randallstown woman and Baltimore County officers.
A high-ranking official in the Baltimore police union with a history of making controversial statements — and getting disciplined for it — has once again landed in hot water, after suggesting protesters of a Maryland Fraternal Order of Police conference at the Inner Harber on Sunday were "thugs" involved in violence.
A four-day conference of Maryland's Fraternal Order of Police officially opens with a reception Sunday night. But those convening at the Hyatt in Baltimore were greeted first by protesters Sunday afternoon.
Korryn Gaines lived and died on social media. The many photos and videos that the Randallstown woman posted on Instagram and Facebook show a confident, happy young woman bursting with pride in her young children, her family and her sense of fashion.
Maryland's top health official told a Baltimore judge Tuesday that he erred in not seeking more money in this year's state budget to relieve a bed shortage that has prompted his department to turn away patients from his department's mental hospitals.
A 21-year-old Aberdeen man accused in Friday's early-morning fatal stabbing of a Baltimore woman has been ordered to have a psychological competency test. Andrew Sun Lee is being held without bail, charged with the death of Ericka Satterfield, 27, of Aberdeen.
The Harford County legislative delegation ended the 2016 General Assembly session Monday with the passage of a flurry of bills that will show the county and state's continued support for two slain Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, allow alcohol to be served in local movie theaters and allow Harford Community College to obtain a license for alcohol sales during community events on campus.
The General Assembly agreed Monday to sweeping changes in Maryland's criminal justice policies, but failed to reach a deal that would have given residents their first major income tax break in nearly two decades.
Northrop Grumman Corp would receive millions over the next five years in an incentive pushed by the Hogan administration, on top of $20 million lawmakers already intend to award the defense contractor for staying in Maryland.
A heroin bill has been withdrawn; the newest movie theater being built in Harford County is slated to have beer, wine and liquor sales, provided the legislation that would allow them passes the Maryland State Senate, and a bill designed to resolve municipal election ties such as the one affecting Aberdeen's City Council has passed the House of Delegates and moved to the Senate.
The Carroll County State's Attorney's Office held its second annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil at the church on Thursday at 7 p.m. to honor those who lost their lives to their battles with addiction and to spread a message about prevention in hopes there would be less people to remember next year.
A West Baltimore teenager died Monday after being shot multiple times on a street corner less than two miles from his old high school, where counselors again prepared to provide grief counseling to students.
Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly says a Nov. 24 heroin saturation patrol initiated by Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler was "public outreach" not a series of full-blown checkpoints used to arrest people suspected of possession heroin or other illegal drugs.
Six lawyers who make regular appearances before the Harford County Liquor Control Board say changes are needed in the board's resident licensee rules, paperwork and personal appearance requirements and in the current setback laws regarding licensed alcoholic beverage establishments and schools.
Three years after Howard County's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board denied a liquor license application for a proposed business on the second story of the Wegmans store in Columbia, a new entrepreneur is hoping to win the board's approval for a venture in the same spot.
The American Civil Liberties Union announced a lawsuit against the National Security Agency on Tuesday, alleging what it calls "mass Internet spying" on Americans international emails, communications and other online activity.
It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates.
Harford County and the State of Maryland have agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Jarrettsville man who was injured during a 2013 high speed chase involving Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies.
Saphal Bhandari spent five days in the hospital but is now home, according to his father Navendra Bhandari of the 6300 block of Holly Lane. The 12-year-old was crossing York Road at Overbrook Road when he was hit, suffering suffered injuries to his hand, leg and clavicle bone. No charges have been filed as yet against the driver.