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  • Tiny plastic microbeads are a big danger

    Tiny plastic microbeads are a big danger
    As far back as the 1970s, the dangerous nature of plastics in our global waterways was well known. Images of turtles and birds entangled in soda six-pack liners heightened our awareness of the impact of plastic waste products on marine life. Now, there'...
  • General Assembly Watch

    General Assembly Watch
    Should the office intern be protected from discrimination the same way a regular staffer is? That will be the topic Tuesday morning, when a House subcommittee considers a bill to forbid discriminating against interns based on race, color, religion, sex,...
  • Education aid requires balanced approach

    Education aid requires balanced approach
    More is not less. An increase is not a cut. Higher is not lower. Pointing this out is not "partisan rhetoric" any more than mathematics or plain English is partisan ("Md. schools deserve better," Feb. 12). Prince Georges County is receiving $38...
  • Tippett's quiet advocacy benefited those in need

    Tippett's quiet advocacy benefited those in need
    The late Susan P. Tippett (Feb. 13) wielded unbounded energy and grit as she lobbied on behalf of energy assistance in Annapolis and the Baltimore region. She spoke plainly and pointedly before committees of the General Assembly. In the 1980s she became a...
  • Shining a light on government

    Shining a light on government
    Whether it's a matter of examining the troubled launch of the Maryland's health insurance exchange, investigating allegations of police brutality in Baltimore or determining whether certain government contractors paid legally sufficient wages to their...
  • Redistricting for and by the people

    Redistricting for and by the people
    Maryland almost certainly will not enact reforms to the way it redraws legislative and congressional districts this year because the most powerful proponent of the idea, Gov. Larry Hogan, isn't pushing it. He wants a commission to study the issue and...
  • Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill

    Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill
    It's been more than 15 years since Dick Israel's body started to revolt. Back then, in the early days of his Parkinson's disease, Israel still wrote legal opinions in flowery script from an old-fashioned fountain pen, churning out advice for the General...
  • MTA employee steered $200,000 contract to spouse's firm, auditors say

    MTA employee steered $200,000 contract to spouse's firm, auditors say
    A Maryland Transit Administration employee steered a $200,000 contract to a company owned by the employee's spouse before being fired in 2012, a state audit found. The transaction was among $6.3 million in contracts overseen by the manager called into...
  • Md. lawmakers won't seek to limit doctors' ability to prescribe drugs

    Md. lawmakers won't seek to limit doctors' ability to prescribe drugs
    Key Maryland lawmakers have agreed not to seek limits on the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients — often at sky-high prices – after insurance companies reported the practice is...
  • Maryland Senate confirms 12 Cabinet appointees

    The Maryland Senate has voted to confirm 12 of Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet appointees. The 46-0 votes on Friday came a week after the Senate delayed voting on five nominees because Democrats who control the chamber were displeased by the Republican...
  • Senate confirms Hogan appointees without drama

    Senate confirms Hogan appointees without drama
    The Maryland Senate unanimously confirmed its first round of Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet appointees Friday, putting behind it last week's Democratic pique over the tone of the Republican governor's State of the State speech. With no drama or debate,...