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  • Bill shifts power over master plan to commissioners

    Bill shifts power over master plan to commissioners
    A bill passed during the recent legislative session will give the county commissioners the power not only to adopt or reject future county master plans but also the ability to modify them. This additional power has raised concern from members of the...
  • Guest Column: City should embrace entrepreneurship in all its varied forms

     Guest Column: City should embrace entrepreneurship in all its varied forms
    Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the United States. Yet they're often subjected to a laundry list of regulations that make basic operation unnecessarily difficult or costly. Established under the guise of health and safety,...
  • University System of Maryland regents approve tuition increases

    University System of Maryland regents approve tuition increases
    Maryland students will see tuition at the state's public universities go up by at least 5 percent this fall, and for the first time the flagship campus in College Park will charge extra fees to upperclassmen who are pursuing degrees in the "high-demand"...
  • Op-Alt: Unite our city with equal access to services, improved quality of life

    Op-Alt: Unite our city with equal access to services, improved quality of life
    On April 12, Freddie Gray was severely injured in an encounter with the police, suffering a severed spine and damaged voice box. He died a week later. He was not the first detainee to experience severe spinal injuries while in police custody. Since 2004,...
  • Our say: Hogan gives area drivers, commuters a break

    Our say: Hogan gives area drivers, commuters a break
    Gov. Larry Hogan probably knew he wasn't going to get substantial tax cuts through the General Assembly this year, and he didn't. But there are things under the governor's direct control. A lot of his fellow Anne Arundel County residents will be...
  • Commissioners to name legislative liaison

    Commissioners to name legislative liaison
    The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is expected to name one of the county government's senior staff members as its official legislative liaison next week, a position that has not been filled in five years. The liaison would be responsible for...
  • How 5.9 grams of marijuana landed man in prison for 20 years

    How 5.9 grams of marijuana landed man in prison for 20 years
    When Ronald Hammond appeared in a Baltimore courtroom on a charge of possessing 5.9 grams of marijuana, the judge scoffed at the case. District Judge Askew Gatewood told the prosecutor that "5.9 grams won't roll you a decent joint," according to a...
  • What price for lower tolls?

    Whatever one might have thought about the Maryland Transportation Authority's decision to raise tolls four years ago, no one can say the two-phase proposal wasn't scrutinized from all angles or that the public wasn't given sufficient opportunity to ask...
  • Blame O'Malley for the Baltimore riots?

    Blame O'Malley for the Baltimore riots?
    Throughout the governorship of Martin O'Malley, I sat in the Judiciary Committee listening to citizens of Baltimore tell stories about how they were arrested for seemingly innocuous events. Citizens testified that many of these arrests occurred while...
  • Around South County: South county artists put on a show at Homestead Gardens

    Around South County: South county artists put on a show at Homestead Gardens
    The artists of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild will hold their seventh annual "Artists On the Half-Shell" Spring Art Show and Sale from May 28 to 31 at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. This is the first time the guild has shown at...
  • Hogan releases $68M for state employee raises

    Hogan releases $68M for state employee raises
    Maryland state employees will continue to get the 2 percent pay raise they received Jan 1. Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he will spend $68 million designated by the General Assembly to keep the raise in place July 1, when the new budget year...