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A Baltimore Delegate Wants to Legalize Marijuana in Maryland

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 3:23pm

marijuana-dbc04668ba596d1d11bbfdcab899d5bdcf6b293a-s6-c30Marijuana is basically no longer a criminal offense in some parts of Maryland and officials are in the process of setting up medical marijuana program. But for pot advocates, one hurdle remains: legal marijuana. Read More →

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Is a Super Bowl Commercial Really Worth $4.5 Million?

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 9:08am


…and that’s not even counting production costs for a 30-second spot, which can easily cost more than some indie films. How can that kind of money possibly be worth it? According to Haiyang Yang, a marketing professor at Johns Hopkins’ Carey School of Business, sometimes it is–and sometimes it isn’t. Read More →

Money & Power, Schools

Hogan Wants to “Hit the ‘Pause’ Button on Common Core”

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 8:33am

Larry Hogan doesn't like Common Core

When the Washington Post‘ s Valerie Strauss asked a Gov. Larry Hogan spokeswoman what the governor planned to do about Maryland’s commitment to Common Core and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, this was the email reply:

“Governor Hogan believes that we need to hit the ‘pause’ button on Common Core and give control back to teachers and parents.”

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Food & Drink, Money & Power

City’s Reveals $26M Plan to Redo Lexington Market

1 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 7:45am

Lexington Market

Lexington Market, some time ago. Cross your eyes.

We’ve been champing at the bit for a while now to see the details of the city’s master plan to overhaul Lexington Market. We finally got some on Thursday. Read More →

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Rams Head Live Might Have to Return Your Ticket ‘Handling Fees’

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 4:11pm

via TripAdvisor

via TripAdvisor

We’ve all grumbled about the pesky “handling fees” that somehow make a $30 ticket $36 when you buy it online. Well, another astute reader of Baltimore’s voluminous City Code may have gotten your money back, at least if you bought a ticket to Rams Head Live or Pier Six. Read More →

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Ethics Waived, Under Armour Will Gift Baltimore Some Police Uniforms

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 8:15am


Okay, so this is could be a good thing. Under Armour wants to give Baltimore some free police uniforms. Fine. I guess they’ve got the resources. But receiving the uniforms as a gift requires an ethics waiver, which was approved by the Board of Estimates “unanimously” and “without discussion.” Was there really nothing to discuss? Read More →

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Amazon is Hiring 1,000 People in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 3:04pm

sales tax on amazon purchasesBaltimore residents lost their Amazon sales tax breaks, but the online retail giant’s new fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore will bring jobs. Many jobs. Read More →

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Watch Out, Nike– Under Armour Is Coming for You!

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:21am


Last year, Under Armour passed Adidas and became the second most popular athletic wear company in the world. Number one, of course, was the unassailable Nike, which had a lockdown on 31% of the sportswear market in 2014. Facing a dominant company like that, Under Armour could easily just be content with their #2 spot. Who would blame them? But Under Armour doesn’t appear to be content with second place. Read More →

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Ben Carson: Gay Couples May Find Their Wedding Cakes Poisoned

6 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 7:45am

Ben Carson

I know this can be a touchy subject around here, but former Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon and current potential presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson just made another, um, surprising statement. Read More →

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A Baltimore Fan Really Doesn’t Want to See the Patriots in the Super Bowl

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 3:27pm

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

#Deflategate may be just another NFL ploy to co-opt our attention in the two week layoff before the Super Bowl, but it just so happens to be pretty successful. After all, the hype machine that accompanies the week before the big game is in full swing, and we’re still talking about it. Given the general Patriots hate and the scientific explanations that have emerged, it’s no surprise that a petition emerged that takes aim at keeping Tom Brady and co. out of the Super Bowl. Still, you might not have expected it to come from Baltimore. Read More →

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