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Newsmakers – Doug Gansler

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler sat down with Daily Record reporters and editors for our latest Newsmakers interview. Gansler spoke about his potential run for governor, the high-profile bills on gun control and the death penalty passed by the General Assembly and the challenges facing his office and the state of Maryland.

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State of the Arts: Adding artistic touches to heavily trafficked Bromo Tower area

The Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on the city's west side does not suffer from a lack of activity, which area businesses and developers say will help revitalization efforts. (Josh Cooper/The Daily Record)

Community leaders are hopeful that the newly minted Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District will become a nightlife destination for the thousands of people who already live and work in the area and an attraction for others.

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State of the Arts: The arts helped bring Highlandtown from ‘impending doom’ to a new direction

The Creative Alliance, an arts promoter and venue helped create the Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District in 2003, and continues to bring tourists and art enthusiasts to the neighborhood for art shows, concerts and classes. (Josh Cooper/The Daily Record)

Highlandtown, on the city’s east side near Canton and Butcher’s Hill, hasn’t enjoyed the status of “destination” in the same way some of its neighboring communities have.

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State of the Arts: How the arts are changing perception, reality around North Avenue

A sign denoting the Station North Arts and Entertainment District sits atop the Copycat Building, a former industrial warehouse turned artist housing project. (Josh Cooper/The Daily Record)

On the corner of Charles Street and North Avenue, in a florist’s shop that has been in that location for 30 years, sits Vander Pearson, answering phones and taking orders.

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