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  • Pennies for the arts, millions for Netflix [Letter]

    Pennies for the arts, millions for Netflix [Letter]
    The Maryland General Assembly has shown that funding for the arts is more precarious than a house of cards ("How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank," April 8). Our homegrown nonprofit arts groups simply cannot compete in glamour with the...
  • Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]

    Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]
    On Saturday April 5, I sat in the Maryland House of Delegates all day, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. I watched as our delegates delayed a vote to "digest the information" and then watched them engage in hours of debate. For some reason, Senate Bill 364,...
  • Expanded pre-K will help Maryland's children [Letter]

    Expanded pre-K will help Maryland's children [Letter]
    Columnist Dan Rodricks rightly asks what all the celebrating is about regarding the accomplishments of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly ("Underwhelmed by the Md. legislature," April 9). He also calls the $4.3 million allocated this year for expanded...
  • Maryland moves toward innovation [Letter]

    Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed...
  • Closing a confidentiality gap [Commentary]

    Closing a confidentiality gap [Commentary]
    An absolute right to privacy in health care is enshrined in the oath all medical professionals must take. Providers understand they cannot effectively treat a patient if that patient cannot trust that his or her medical information will remain...
  • In West Baltimore, residents see cherry blossoms as sign of hope

    In West Baltimore, residents see cherry blossoms as sign of hope
    Tourists never come to see the cherry blossoms in West Baltimore, in the heart of what local residents warmly refer to as "the hood." But they could, as far as Marvin "Doc" Cheatham is concerned. "We could have people ride through, neighbors selling...
  • Arundel police on the rebound [Editorial]

    Arundel police on the rebound  [Editorial]
    These have been a tough few years for police officers in Anne Arundel County, from the scandalous to a revolving door of leadership. Under the circumstances, one wouldn't expect county police or sheriff's deputies to be on the cutting edge of most...
  • Undefeated City basketball team recognized by lawmakers at State House

    Undefeated City basketball team recognized by lawmakers at State House
    The undefeated City boys basketball team continued its victory lap on Wednesday with an appearance at the State House in Annapolis. Maggie McIntosh, a Democrat who represents Baltimore City in the House of Delegates, posted a photo of legislators posing...
  • Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]

    Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]
    In this current legislative season, the Maryland General Assembly had an opportunity to support proposed legislation which would establish a Futures Commission to help our state develop a strategy for dealing with potential military cuts. The Future...
  • Holding two offices not particularly fashionable in American politics [Editorial]

    It's the kind of power play that crops up when voters aren't paying close attention. The Republicans Harford County elected to the Maryland House of Delegates have introduced a legislative measure that would give them standing in certain matters that...
  • Local control of schools sounds good, but...[Editorial]

    The strong desire to retain local control over the management of the county school system expressed this week by Superintendent Barbara Canavan is one of those general sentiments it's easy to agree with. Get into the specifics, though, and reality...