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  • Some correctional facilities treating addicts with medication

    Some correctional facilities treating addicts with medication
    As the state grapples with what many call a heroin epidemic, a growing number of correctional facilities are starting to treat addicted inmates with medication in an effort to prevent fatal overdoses.
  • Reducing overdose deaths in 2015

    Reducing overdose deaths in 2015
    At a time of partisan gridlock, one issue is attracting attention across the aisle. Drug overdoses in the United States have escalated into a full-fledged public health epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control report that more than 16,000 people died...

    'Orange Is the New Black' author talks about today's Big Change Baltimore event

    'Orange Is the New Black' author talks about today's Big Change Baltimore event
    Piper Kerman, author of "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," will be one of the featured speakers at the Big Change Baltimore forum from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today at Center Stage, 700 North Calvert St. Her book has been adapted into a...

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]
    Many good things are happening in Baltimore's public schools. We've moved away from zero-tolerance discipline policies, graduation rates are on the rise, and middle-graders are scoring higher on national assessments. But much more progress is needed,...