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A look at today’s Greater Baltimore region

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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Report: Baltimore region’s diversity grew with shift from manufacturing to professional services

The Baltimore region has grown more affluent, educated and diverse over the past 20 years as its focus has changed from manufacturing to higher education, medicine, cybersecurity and technology, according to a new report.

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Good news in Baltimore’s war against crime

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

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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Restoring trust in the federal legislative process

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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A sensible tax policy for Maryland

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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Future of transportation already on the move

If you are like me, you probably get in your car each morning during the workweek and, depending on weather and other variables, commute into work in much the same fashion that you have for many years. Our state’s highways ...

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Pass a tougher illegal handgun law in city

There’s been a flurry of recent activity from Baltimore’s elected officials and citizens launching initiatives aimed at helping to stem the shootings and killings that have literally spiraled out of control. Not all of these efforts will be adopted, but ...

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