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  • Maryland legislators considering law to further restrict when police can use deadly force

    Maryland legislators considering law to further restrict when police can use deadly force
    Lawmakers considering changes to policing in Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray are looking at whether state law should more strictly define the circumstances in which officers can use deadly force. "Why are so many people being shot and killed...
  • Commission says blackjack dealers can 'hit' on 17

    Commission says blackjack dealers can 'hit' on 17
    The house would win more blackjack hands at Maryland casinos under a pending rule change approved Thursday. State gambling regulators approved casinos' request to allow blackjack dealers to draw a card on a hand known as a "soft 17" — a change that...
  • Maryland NAACP invites Hogan, leaders to march

    Maryland NAACP invites Hogan, leaders to march
    The president of the NAACP Maryland State Conference invited Gov. Larry Hogan and General Assembly members to participate in the national organization's "America's Journey for Justice," an 860-mile mile march from Selma, Ala., to Washington. Conference...
  • City schools lay off employees in central office shake-up

    City schools lay off employees in central office shake-up
    More than 150 Baltimore city school employees received layoff notices Wednesday, part of a promised cost-saving measure in city schools CEO Gregory Thornton's first budget. School officials said that 159 staff positions were eliminated and another 16...
  • Hogan's softer road

    Hogan's softer road
    Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan essentially wrapped up the 2015 legislative calendar by deciding the fate of some of the more controversial bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. While one can debate the merits of some of his individual...
  • A misguided protest

    A misguided protest
    Commuters driving into Baltimore from the south today were understandably chagrined to find themselves stuck in unusually heavy traffic that extended from the beltway all the way into downtown. The cause? A demonstration led by the Rev. Jamal Bryant...
  • Pre-K must be a higher priority

    Pre-K must be a higher priority
    Pre-kindergarten "gave the children a taste of what was coming," declares S. Sufrin, a kindergarten teacher at Arlington Elementary/Middle School in Northwest Baltimore. ("New assessments show half of Maryland's students ready for kindergarten," May 20)...
  • Hogan sticks to 'tax-cut mantra' at expense of other areas of need

    Maryland's Republican governor Larry Hogan Jr. continues to walk a narrow path seemingly aimed more at securing his re-election than confronting some of Maryland's most pressing problems. For Hogan, it's all about cutting spending so he can reduce...
  • Rawlings-Blake criticizes protesters for blocking traffic in Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake criticizes protesters for blocking traffic in Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday criticized both Gov. Larry Hogan over his recent funding decisions and a group of protesters led by Pastor Jamal Bryant who blocked traffic coming into Baltimore -- a decision she suggested could have prevented...
  • If GOP cares about Baltimore, it should vote that way

    If GOP cares about Baltimore, it should vote that way
    During a recent tour of inner city Baltimore, Maryland Republican Party Executive Director Joe Cluster said, "The first thing is showing them the Republican Party is out there listening to their concerns." ("After unrest, GOP looks to make inroads in...
  • Casinos seek to lower minimum slots payouts

    Casinos seek to lower minimum slots payouts
    Maryland's five casinos have asked the state to let them reduce required payouts on slot machines — a move that could shift tens of millions of dollars in winnings from customers to the casinos, state records show. The request was included among a...