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  • On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home

    On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home
    As votes were being counted Tuesday night, politicians and poll workers estimated that the turnout for the primary was among the lowest in recent history — leading some to call for the voting to be moved back to the fall in future years.
  • Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary

    Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary
    Two Baltimore County councilwomen survived primary challenges Tuesday while two other incumbents lost their seats. Four of the council's seven members faced opposition in a primary election that had light voter turnout across the region. Councilman Todd...

    A wide-open race for redrawn district in Baltimore, Howard counties

    A wide-open race for redrawn district in Baltimore, Howard counties
    For the first time in more than a decade, the sprawling House of Delegates district that extends from southwest Baltimore County through Howard County is in play. With three long-serving incumbents retiring from District 12, a large field of competitors...

    Background checks of coaches are overdue [Letter]

    Background checks of coaches are overdue [Letter]
    The Sun's "Checking on the coach" (April 23) editorial is probably the most ill-informed and misguided piece of commentary you have ever published. For starters, the cost to perform a background check on youth sport coaches and volunteers was greatly...

    Kamenetz budget includes no tax rate hikes, focuses on school construction

    Kamenetz budget includes no tax rate hikes, focuses on school construction
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz released a budget proposal Tuesday that he says is part of a long-term plan to eliminate school overcrowding, resulting in a surplus of classroom seats by 2021. The county could face a shortage of 1,400 seats by...