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Maryland’s leading source of aggregated and original news and opinion on government, politics, business and more. Called one of the “nation’s best state-based political blogs” by the Washington Post.

Featured Content | Towson University Taps Margrave Strategies' Ulman to Advance Placemaking Strategies

Towson University President Kim Schatzel announced on Sept. 27 that Margrave Strategies president Ken Ulman will help the university map future growth strategies. Schatzel made her announcement on the steps of the Old Courthouse building in downtown Towson along with Ulman and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.... Continue reading
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Center Maryland Op-Doc: Columbia, MD Named Money Magazine’s Best Place to Live in 2016

Columbia was just named Money Magazine's #1 Best Place to Live. Howard County residents discuss their hopes to remain on top for the future.... Continue reading
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Featured Content: The Formation of a Strategic National Security Partnership between UMCP & UMB

University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh and University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay Perman announced the intention to create the Maryland Academy for Innovation in National Security that would support an FBI headquarters in Greenbelt, Maryland. Local leaders put forth a vision for a strategic national security partnership that will harmonize UMB and UMCP’s relevant capabilities in terrorism and counterterrorism studies, intelligence analysis, cybersecurity and high performance computing, criminology and criminal justice, homeland security law, and crisis management. ... Continue reading
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The Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk: Join us in honoring loss, inspiring hope, & funding a cure

Over the last few weeks we have told the stories of a few brave children, women and men affected by brain tumors in the Baltimore area. Their journeys of adversity and unyielding hope have not only inspired, but have encouraged us to help fund critically needed research to find a cure. You can watch their stories again here: Holly, Lisa, Carol, Rose and Debra. Now, these brave fighters are asking you to join them at Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore City THIS SATURDAY, September 10th at National Brain Tumor Society’s inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk. To learn how to register your team, watch our final video below. Sign up today at http://www.braintumorwalk.org/baltimore Together, we will find a cure.  Together, we will save lives.... Continue reading
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Dr. Leana Wen: A Blueprint for a Healthier Baltimore

In thousands of conversations with community members, businesses, grassroots organizations, and elected leaders across Baltimore, I have seen how our City continues to wrestle with deeply-rooted issues of poverty, racial inequality, and structural racism.  Here in Baltimore, there are neighborhoods just blocks apart where the life expectancy differs by 20 years. We have made significant strides in reducing infant mortality, and yet black babies continue to die at twice the rate of white babies across our city. Homicide continues to be the leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds in the city – over 90 percent of homicide victims in 2016 have been black.       These disparities tie intimately into the fabric of the work we do at the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD). Since our founding over two centuries ago, our responsibility has always been to ensure the health of all of our citizens. But there is a higher standard to which... Continue reading
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