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Author Archives: Donald C. Fry

A look at today’s Greater Baltimore region

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Construction cranes are prevalent throughout the Baltimore region these days — from downtown Baltimore to Towson, Columbia and beyond — and to many they are the most visible sign of changes afoot in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties. But ...

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Good news in Baltimore’s war against crime

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There is good news worth noting in the fight against violent crime in Baltimore. The number of homicides and non-fatal shootings have been trending downward over the past four months. It’s too early to identify the specific factors that have ...

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Hogan’s plan to fight Baltimore violence deserves support

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Baltimore has experienced some good news of late in the fight against violent crime. No homicides were reported for 12 days, the longest streak since 2015, according to news reports. Mayor Catherine Pugh attributes the public safety initiatives that she ...

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How to gain a competitive edge

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Gov. Larry Hogan provided some glad tidings to the business community just after the Christmas holiday by announcing that his administration had identified more than 650 state regulations that are outdated and would be repealed, streamlined or otherwise updated. The ...

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Restoring trust in the federal legislative process

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As I read a recent article on the tax bill approved by the U.S. Congress, one line in particular caught my attention. “Drilling would be allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.” The bill’s other provisions are related to taxes, ...

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‘Violence is out of control’ and a call to action

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Last week, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stood before a throng of TV news cameras and reporters and stated publicly what many who have tracked the crime situation in Baltimore for the past two months, if not the past two years, ...

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A sensible tax policy for Maryland

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When Amazon recently announced it was seeking proposals for a second North American headquarters, the buzz that emanated from the local business and economic development communities was likely felt in the company’s Seattle headquarters. The prospect of a 50,000-person workforce, ...

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