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Mayor's authority to impose curfew questioned

The Maryland Public Defender's office is questioning whether Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had the authority to impose last month's citywide curfew amid unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.

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  • Baltimore's dispirited police

    Baltimore's dispirited police

    Baltimore is experiencing a spike in violent crime — not its first and most likely not its last. During the past two weeks, we have seen 50 shootings and 18 homicides, including 10 shootings in a single day — twice. As is often the case when Baltimore is hit by such an outbreak, people are looking...

  • NRG committed to clean air in Md.

    NRG committed to clean air in Md.

    Much has been said and written about proposed new emissions regulations in Maryland, including two recent letters to the editor in The Sun that vilify NRG Energy and misrepresent its stance on improving Maryland's environment. In the interest of accuracy, I'd like to provide some background and...

  • GOP parts from tradition of candidates waiting their 'turn'

    GOP parts from tradition of candidates waiting their 'turn'

    Things certainly have changed in the Republican Party. Gone are the times when patience was its own reward and loyal leading members would await their turn in the list of aspiring presidential candidates.

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  • Whole patient approach to mental health treatment

    Whole patient approach to mental health treatment

    Mosaic Community Services is taking a total patient approach to mental health and addiction treatment with the opening of a new $4 million integrated health center in Baltimore.

  • Healthful eating is smart way to sustain brain power, study finds

    Healthful eating is smart way to sustain brain power, study finds

    It's official, no matter where you live: Healthful eating is among the best ways to protect your aging brain against slippage. Conversely, a diet that skimps on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and includes lots of fried foods, red meat and alcohol is highly likely to pave a road...

  • What to know about allergy testing

    What to know about allergy testing

    About 50 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of allergy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The immune system becomes overactive when a person comes into contact with a substance from the environment or in food. People sneeze, cough or have some...

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  • Freddie Gray's knife could be key factor as charges challenged

    Freddie Gray's knife could be key factor as charges challenged

    Now that six Baltimore police officers have been charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, a court fight has emerged over a knife he allegedly carried.

  • Baltimore sort of cut the property tax rate to $2.131

    Baltimore sort of cut the property tax rate to $2.131

    In recent weeks, several Baltimore homeowners have contacted The Baltimore Sun with this question: How come we're not seeing quite as large a tax cut as the mayor promised? Didn't the city cut the property tax rate to $2.131 for every $100 of assessed value last year?

  • Without members, open meetings board can't meet

    Without members, open meetings board can't meet

    Five months after Maryland's open-meetings compliance board ruled that the Housing Authority of Prince George's County violated open-meetings law, the public housing agency has been accused again of holding an illegal gathering.

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