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Why prosecutors releasing ‘do not call’ lists is important

Recently, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney took a giant leap forward to strengthen trust in the legal system and trust in police. They released their offices’ “do not call” lists, which contain information about ...

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How the US can stay globally competitive

The United States emerged in the 20th century as the world’s most powerful and competitive nation. Our economy, our technology and our political system became the envy of all others. But in recent years, many observers have claimed that America ...

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8 tips for saving, borrowing and spending money

The best personal finance advice is tailored to your individual situation. That said, a few rules of thumb can cut through the confusion that often surrounds money decisions and help you build a solid financial foundation. The following guidelines for ...

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Poole and Federico: How FDA approval of e-cigarettes can benefit Maryland schools

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first time authorized the marketing of three e-cigarette products, marking the first set of “electronic nicotine delivery system” products to be authorized through its pathway for new tobacco devices. While ...

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Dunleavy and Higdon: Maryland Senate Bill 420 will save lives

More than 100,000 people lost their lives to drug overdose in a recent 12-month period, according to provisional numbers just released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This grim news represents another frightening annual surge of nearly 30%, and ...

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Are you having hiring issues? Here’s some ways to fix them

The country is experiencing a significant hiring issue, and this problem has been felt in a major way by businesses in Maryland. Several factors are keeping individuals out of work despite the clear demand for labor countrywide: The pandemic remains ...

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How to get enterprise-level IT on your small business budget

Today, more than any time in history, effective and business-centric IT is critical to success in a competitive, customer-centric market — no matter the industry. Small and midmarket firms need to keep pace with their larger competitors to stay relevant. The challenge for many ...

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Petkovsek and Flagg: Libraries and lawyers partner to increase access to justice

In local neighborhoods in the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County and other counties and points beyond, public libraries serve a critical role as informational and educational community hubs. Amid a global pandemic that has raged for 18 months, the value ...

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Sean Ray: Considerations for employers responding to religious accommodation requests

There has been substantial discussion about religious accommodations over the past few months, largely stemming from vaccine mandates issued by government entities and private employers. This is largely unchartered territory for many employers that likely have not had to address ...

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