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Baltimore’s silent crisis: Fatal opioid overdoses  (access required)

Much has been made of Baltimore’s violent crime crisis, especially homicides, which have been above 300 annually since 2015. Unless there is a dramatic shift, the city seems on track to see more than 300 murders again in 2021. The ...

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The leadership qualities needed in Baltimore’s next mayor (access required)

In 2016, after candidate Donald Trump won the presidency, President Barrack Obama said, “Elections matter.” Those words are worth considering again as the 2020 General Election nears on Nov. 3. The words of advice are not just relevant for the ...

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5G technology is Maryland’s future (access required)

While the way we communicate, work and live has evolved in recent years, the rate of change has accelerated dramatically in the last few months. The novel coronavirus has forced us to stay home and revealed just how much we ...

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Mayoral candidates weigh in on fighting crime (access required)

While COVID-19 dominates the attention of many these days, there is a pivotal and transformative primary election coming up in Baltimore City on June 2. Seats up for election include those for mayor, city council president, comptroller and city council. ...

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New General Assembly leadership shone in first year (access required)

Talk about trial by fire. The presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly, Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones, had their plates full during this year’s legislative session even before the outbreak of COVID-19. There was a ...

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Maryland adds to patchwork of ban the box laws (access required)

During the 2019 legislative session, the Maryland House and Senate voted to enact the Criminal Record Screening Practices Act (Ban the Box). The governor, however, vetoed the act. At the start of the 2020 session, the legislature overrode the governor’s ...

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There is economic, social value in Baltimore’s arts (access required)

  What defines a flourishing community? There are the obvious contributors: economic prosperity, educational opportunity and housing affordability. Just as important as these three factors, and often overlooked, is access to the arts. Not only do theater, music and visual ...

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Thanks to these generous businesses (access required)

In less than a week, millions will travel near and far to celebrate one of the truly great American traditions, Thanksgiving. But there are many who do not have the financial or social resources to celebrate the holiday with a ...

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Using innovation to fight violent crime (access required)

The headline of a recent newspaper editorial reads, “Aerial surveillance is not the answer to Baltimore’s crime problem.” The headline gets it right, but the harsh wording of the editorial completely misses the point of the technology. It certainly will ...

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