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New attention to spending comes as the city’s economy slows down.

What will stars in the new school rating system really mean?
Sat, 1 Jul 2017 10:50:00 PDT

The Maryland school board approved a new five-star rating system last Tuesday to assess the quality of the state's public schools and help parents measure their academic performance.

As is the case with many new, broad policy initiatives, especially one likely to influence classroom decisions through...


Baltimore close to hiring new firm to conduct psychological exams of police
Sat, 1 Jul 2017 10:50:00 PDT

Two companies are finalists to conduct psychological evaluations of Baltimore police officers after the city ended a contract with a firm officials accused of providing shoddy exams last year.

According to Board of Estimates records, Business Health Services of Baltimore submitted a bid of $80,000...


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit offer a voice of reason at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sat, 1 Jul 2017 10:00:00 PDT

A near-constant breeze swept through the open-air Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday night, but there was a palpable warmth shared throughout the venue that had little to do with the 90-degree weather.

The man largely responsible for it sensed it, too, describing the two-hour set as an ncredible...


Solution to help tenants avoid eviction lags in Maryland
Sat, 1 Jul 2017 07:44:00 PDT

For nearly two decades, Judge Marcia Sikowitz has presided over landlord-tenant disputes in one of New York City's busiest housing courts.

In a borough where rapid gentrification has sent rents soaring, Sikowitz says, she has heard it all — and said it all. When a renter who was representing himself...


Harford School Board agrees to spend $2.1M for student laptops
Sat, 1 Jul 2017 07:35:00 PDT
Purchase of 4,000 computers OK'd amid debate over future funding

Bond chooses not to sign with Astros, returns to Mizzou on a mission
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Junior catcher unhappy with draft selection, expects Tigers to reach NCAA postseason in 2018.

Bond returning to Mizzou on a mission
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400
Junior catcher unhappy with draft selection, expects Tigers to reach NCAA postseason in 2018.

Maugansville powers its way to 4th straight Senior title
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:51:00 -0400
A four-run deficit was no cause for concern for Maugansville which rallied for a 17-8 win over Valley to clinch its fourth straight District 1 Senior Division champioinship.

Two teens, 23-year-old man wounded in triple shooting in South Baltimore
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:29:00 PDT

Two boys, ages 16 and 17, and a 23-year-old man were wounded in South Baltimore on Friday morning after two gunmen arrived at a front-yard dice game and opened fire, police said.

The victims were among at least five people shot on Friday.

The triple shooting occurred about 10:25 a.m. on a grassy...


Leake, Molina lead Cardinals past Nationals
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:20:00 -0400
Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and Yadier Molina drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-1 on Friday night.

Down to last strike, Rays rally and stun O’s in 10
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:01:00 -0400
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tying single in the ninth inning and Steven Souza followed with a three-run homer in the 10th to carry the Tampa Bay Rays past the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Friday night.

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