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  • Severn resident's quilts at Wood Memorial offer look at regional heritage

    Severn resident's quilts at Wood Memorial offer look at regional heritage
    When Severn resident Joan M.E. Gaither was born nearly 70 years ago, the word "negro" was printed on her birth certificate. Gaither, an artist and retired educator, says she has channeled the hurt and humiliation she has endured from racism over the...
  • Task force recommends starting school after Labor Day

    Task force recommends starting school after Labor Day
    A task force assigned to study a post-Labor Day start date for Maryland schools will recommend to Gov. Martin O'Malley that the summer break be extended, a measure that has been embraced by one Eastern Shore school district but opposed by most of the...
  • Maryland and 'House of Cards' reach deal to keep series in state

    Maryland and 'House of Cards' reach deal to keep series in state
    "House of Cards" and the state of Maryland reached a deal late Friday that will keep the Netflix series in state to film Season 3. "Spoiler alert: we're going to keep the 3,700 jobs and more than 100 million dollars of economic activity and investment...
  • TU to Rodgers Forge: We understand unease on softball project [Letter]

    Last spring, Towson University was appropriated capital funding by the Maryland General Assembly to bring our softball facility in compliance with Federal Title IX law, which requires that our women's field be comparable to the existing baseball stadium....
  • Arundel students get a taste of government

    Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools. Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School...
  • Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.

    Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
    It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape. He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
  • New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges

    Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual assaults on their campuses, the White House announced a series of measures Tuesday intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts. The Obama administration...
  • UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection

    UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection
    Five thousand workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center now have labor protections under the National Labor Relations Board thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday. Local labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East...
  • School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]

    School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]
    An elected Baltimore County school board has been a hot issue for decades, and The Sun has opted to support a partially elected board ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17). Your rationale is that "the desire for elected members on...
  • Chairman of city liquor board steps down for judicial post on the Orphans' Court

    Chairman of city liquor board steps down for judicial post on the Orphans' Court
    The chairman of the Baltimore City liquor board will step down from his post to take a position on the Orphans' Court. Stephan Fogleman, who was confirmed Friday by the Maryland State Senate, expects to be sworn in as a judge within the next 30 days....