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  • The failed war on drugs continues to amass casualties in Baltimore and beyond

    The failed war on drugs continues to amass casualties in Baltimore and beyond
    As rightly concerned and upset as we are about Freddie Gray's death in police custody, we ought to be just as concerned about the body count that existed prior to his death and has been on the rise ever since (there have been roughtly three dozen...
  • 'Veep' may be on the move. Maryland-based HBO series gets tax credits to film in California

    'Veep' may be on the move. Maryland-based HBO series gets tax credits to film in California
    The political comedy series "Veep," which has been filmed the past four years in Columbia and elsewhere in Maryland, might be on the verge of pulling up stakes after landing $6.5 million in tax credits from California to shoot there. An HBO spokeswoman...
  • Editorial: Sex assault exam access to sexual assault exams

    When survivors of sexual assaults go to a hospital following an incident, they should expect to be able to have a forensic examination, which can be crucial to obtaining evidence used in sexual crime prosecutions. Unfortunately, in Maryland, it isn't...
  • Nero Tolerance: As O'Malley announces a run for president, a look at his Baltimore legacy

    Nero Tolerance: As O'Malley announces a run for president, a look at his Baltimore legacy
    On Saturday, Martin O’Malley officially announced his bid for the presidency amid Baltimore’s most murderous month in more than 40 years. Baltimore City saw 43 murders in May, the deadliest month since 1972, when almost 300,000 more people...
  • City Council report blasts speed camera program

    City Council report blasts speed camera program
    The City Council released a sharply critical assessment Monday of Baltimore's once-lucrative speed camera system, faulting the program's enormous size and lack of oversight. "Don't build a program if you can't operate it. That message was sent loudly...
  • City bill aims to curb flavored tobacco near schools

    City bill aims to curb flavored tobacco near schools
    Stores near Baltimore schools would be banned from selling menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars, under legislation being considered by the City Council to discourage underage kids from picking up the habit. More than half of city schools, or 104, are...
  • MVA drops parallel parking from driver's test

    MVA drops parallel parking from driver's test
    The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has eliminated its parallel parking requirement for its driving skills test. The change went into effect on Tuesday, MVA spokesman Buel Young said. Young said the MVA made the decision after realizing that...
  • Hogan fails on forfeiture reform

    Last month, Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a civil asset forfeiture reform bill that had been passed nearly unanimously by the State Senate. Senate Bill 528 would have closed the "equitable sharing" loophole that perversely incentivizes Maryland's law...
  • McMillan and Churchill, together again in fundraising pitch

    McMillan and Churchill, together again in fundraising pitch
    Herb McMillan is on the 2018 fundraising path already, and he's brought Winston Churchill along. In a email sent to supporters, the Republican delegate from Annapolis quotes the late British Prime Minister's "Now is not the end ..." speech —...
  • Bilderback Festival changes sites, hosts same passion for lacrosse

    Bilderback Festival changes sites, hosts same passion for lacrosse
    Looking to lower costs while still putting on a quality event for the area's youth lacrosse players, including some of Anne Arundel County's top high school performers, organizers of the 25th Annual Bilderback Lacrosse Festival decided to move nearly nine...
  • Access to sex assault exams to be examined at state level

    Access to sex assault exams to be examined at state level
    The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault is seeking comments about access to forensic examinations from survivors of sexual assault, advocates and anyone else interested in preventing rape, with the results set to be presented to the General...