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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will speak with the secretary of homeland security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting an unusually large percentage of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland. O'Malley raised questions about the Secure Communities program last week in a letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson. The two already were scheduled to attend a meeting as part of a gathering of the National Governors Association that began here this week. O'Malley said Friday he hadn't received a response to his letter yet, but added: "I will be meeting with the secretary … and I plan to talk about it. " Under the Secure Communities program, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement generally focuses enforcement efforts on dangerous criminals who are in the country illegally.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler covered a number of topics at Wednesdays night's Baltimore Sun Newsmaker Forum , including fielding a sports question. Gansler, who has participated in Washington Redskins pregame broadcasts on  Comcast SportsNet , was asked about the team potentially changing its name. After pointing out to everyone that he was wearing a purple tie for the Ravens, he said the following: “I haven't really ... taken a position on that. I see both sides of the argument, but I do think if it offends anybody ... they certainly should consider changing the name.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
In today's Baltimore Sun, I wrote about well-known c riminologist David M. Kennedy making a comeback to Baltimore . His approach to violence reduction, often referred to as Ceasefire, was tried here in the late 1990s, and never really got off the ground. But it had worked before then, and has been embraced by leaders across the country with good results since. Baltimore and Kennedy both want to give it another try. I spoke with Kennedy earlier this week about his views on inner city violence and Baltimore, much of which couldn't fit into today's article.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
A Baltimore transportation official asked the agency's director if he'd been able to "tap into" email records of an employee suspected of leaking information to The Baltimore Sun about the city's troubled speed camera program, according to records obtained under the Public Information Act. The question came in a Dec. 18 email from James Harkness, the head of the division that oversees the mothballed speed and red-light camera program. "Were you able to tap into email records of the individual I suspect of being the 'source' in Luke's article?"
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Saturday at FanFest that the club offered first baseman Chris Davis a long-term contract extension this winter, but that “it really hasn't progressed.” Davis, who finished third in American League Most Valuable Player voting last season, can't be a free agent until after the 2015 season. Davis said he didn't think there had been any discussions between the Orioles and his agent, Scott Boras, since last season, and joked that he wanted to know more about what Duquette had said.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 26, 2014
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. " -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Sometimes, you get the feeling that's the only King quote conservatives know. They can't quote what he said about unions: "We can all get more together than we can apart. " They can't quote what he said about poverty: "The solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Carroll County commissioners have lost their case against several media organizations and now must decide whether to comply with a judge's order to turn over email lists or appeal. The five commissioners plan to meet in closed session Thursday to discuss the case, which resulted in a court order last week giving the board until early February to provide email distribution lists used by the commissioners, including the email addresses. If they choose to challenge the ruling before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, they would have until mid-February to do so. In an opinion issued Jan. 16, retired Howard County Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney ruled against the commissioners, who in March denied a Carroll County Times reporter's request under the Maryland Public Information Act for mailing lists, including email addresses, that the commissioners use to contact groups of people.
NEWS
By Greg Kline | January 21, 2014
On Friday, the Red Maryland Network premiered our latest show, the Red Maryland News Hour.  The show is hosted by Duane Keenan, a radio news veteran who has spent several years covering the Maryland State House.  Each week the Red Maryland News Hour will bring you the week that was in the 2014 General Assembly session with interviews, audio clips and in-depth reporting from Mr. Keenan. In the first episode, we present an exclusive interview with Del. Don Dwyer.  In this interview, which Delegate Dwyer says he has done no where else, there is a candid discussion of Delegate Dwyer's legal problems, his drinking, his removal from the House Ways and Means committee and his plans for the future.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Perry Hall residents could soon be seeing big changes to some of their parks. At its scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Baltimore County Council is slated to discuss a supplemental appropriation of $156,000 in state and federal funds to go toward an extension of the Indian Rock Park Trail north to Ebenezer Road and south to Silver Hall Road, which would allow for pedestrian and bicycle access directly to Indian Rock Park and the Perry Hall High School...
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
What's 6,000 mathematicians, multiplied by 2,500 talks, divided over four days? The nation's largest gathering devoted to the science - and art - of math. The annual Joint Mathematics Meetings is gathering in Baltimore this week for the first time in a decade. Running through Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, it is organized by the country's two major professional groups for mathematicians and includes smaller meetings of other mathematical societies. Attendees come from as far as Korea, Brazil and Iran.
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