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  • Transparency and the death of Freddie Gray

    Transparency and the death of Freddie Gray
    The death on Sunday of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man severely injured under unexplained circumstances when he was taken into custody by Baltimore police last week, has sparked angry protests by city residents and promises by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
  • School board adopts Thornton budget, but funding questions remain

    School board adopts Thornton budget, but funding questions remain
    The Baltimore city school board voted Monday to adopt a $1.3 billion budget proposed by schools CEO Gregory Thornton, but a funding increase for neighborhood schools remains in limbo and charter school leaders say they're being shortchanged. The 5-2 vote...
  • Letters: Gullible libertarians; Annapolis library; Vocational education

    Gullible libertarians My letter titled "Radical libertarians" (The Capital, March 31) argued that reducing the size of government does not inherently result in better government. The narrative that "big government" is the cause of all that is wrong with...
  • Judge OKs Hogan's order to extend hold on riot suspects

    Judge OKs Hogan's order to extend hold on riot suspects
    A Baltimore circuit judge ruled Monday that Gov. Larry Hogan did not violate the Maryland Constitution when he ordered that hundreds of people arrested during last week's riots could be held longer than 24 hours before seeing a court commissioner....
  • 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,...
  • Human Relations Commission award recipients named

    Human Relations Commission award recipients named
    The Carroll County Human Relations Commission wanted to make sure its 25th anniversary celebration was extra special. That's why John and Jean Lewis were obvious choices when the organization presented its annual Human Relations Award. "They are pillars...
  • Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland

    Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland
    Even though Maryland has yet to permit any hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, emissions linked to the controversial drilling technique have been detected in the air in Baltimore and Washington, according to a new study. In a paper published in the...
  • Sharpton speaks out against mayor's critics

    Sharpton speaks out against mayor's critics
    The Rev. Al Sharpton gave an aggressive defense Thursday of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's handling of recent unrest, saying it was time to "end the scapegoating." At a summit of religious and other leaders at New Shiloh Baptist Church in West...
  • Redistricting's last best hope in Md.

    Redistricting's last best hope in Md.
    Abraham Lincoln, arguably the nation's greatest president, said in 1858: "Public sentiment is everything." Apparently, the Maryland General Assembly didn't get the word. This year, it again defied public sentiment by refusing to end gerrymandering, the...
  • Bouchat files redistricting lawsuit against state

    Bouchat files redistricting lawsuit against state
    A Woodbine resident has sued the State of Maryland for allegedly having his voting rights violated as a result of the state legislative redistricting that took place in 2012. Christopher Eric Bouchat, who ran an unsuccessful campaign in 2014 for the...
  • Mayor defends leadership, record on police misconduct

    Mayor defends leadership, record on police misconduct
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her handling of the recent riots and her previous work on police brutality issues during a briefing with reporters in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. Rawlings-Blake said those...