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Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

| May 14, 2018

Each year in Maryland there are over 30,000 acts of domestic violence. Recently here in Anne Arundel County a woman was murdered in an act of domestic violence.  As a child, I had a close and loved family member who was the victim of domestic violence and I observed the pain and difficulty of domestic violence. […]

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Jim Fredericks: A new vision for Sheriff’s Office (Guest Column)

Jim Fredericks: A new vision for Sheriff’s Office (Guest Column)

| May 7, 2018

I am running for Sheriff to continue my commitment to Anne Arundel County, and put in place the modern law enforcement practices needed to address public safety issues facing the Sheriff’s Office. I am a current, active commander in the County Police Department, with 26 years of experience, primarily in supervision, management and administration. My […]

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Karen Simpson: Simpson tough on recovery (Guest Column)

Karen Simpson: Simpson tough on recovery (Guest Column)

| May 2, 2018

Do you love someone affected by the opioid and heroin epidemic? Almost everyone does. According to the Center for the Study of Local Issues Anne Arundel Community College Spring 2018 Report, the most important issue facing our community is our drug crisis. Yet very few feel our current elected officials understand the problem enough to […]

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Blue Wave or New Wave? Are the establishment candidates scared?

Blue Wave or New Wave? Are the establishment candidates scared?

| May 2, 2018

If you are running for office and have aligned yourself with the establishment candidates or the “old guard” of Maryland politics, you likely have a race on your hands. Nationally, progressive ideals have been energizing voters and winning elections. And you should be scared. For years, the incumbent was the status quo. We only need […]

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Arvin Vohra:  Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

Arvin Vohra: Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

| April 14, 2018

Did you know that cutting government spending to 1992 levels would allow us to end the income tax? The second best part of that is that we would have more of our own money to spend how we wanted. We could spend that money on education, charity, arts, or leisure. Instead of having half of […]

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Mayor: 53 new businesses opened in Annapolis since taking office. Not so fast!

Mayor: 53 new businesses opened in Annapolis since taking office. Not so fast!

| April 11, 2018

In Monday’s State of the City Address, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley stated that 53 new brick and mortar businesses had opened in the past four months. In the past four months, Hollis and Hope, along with support from multiple City departments, have helped 53 new, brick-and-mortar businesses open their doors – This is a sign […]

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Christina J. Grigorian:  Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

Christina J. Grigorian: Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

| April 9, 2018

I have lived the American dream. And now I am running for the United States Senate to represent the people of Maryland. I am a wife, a mother, and a practicing lawyer. I am a first-generation American whose father came to the United States in 1960, served in the U.S. Army, and then spent years […]

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Del. McMillan’s comments on his opposition to the Amazon Bill

Del. McMillan’s comments on his opposition to the Amazon Bill

| April 4, 2018

You know, we all have the right to remain silent. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the ability. Especially now. Especially when Maryland is about to give one of the largest corporations in America-a corporation that just got a 14% corporate tax cut in December, and made a profit of $2 billion last quarter -a $6.5 […]

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Doug Rathell:  Who is Doug Rathell and why is he running for Delegate? (Guest Column)

Doug Rathell: Who is Doug Rathell and why is he running for Delegate? (Guest Column)

| March 31, 2018

I’m a native Marylander looking to serve our community to the fullest. I’m a Fire Lieutenant / Paramedic, married to a Nurse with whom we have three amazing children, ages 8, 6 and 5. I grew up in Talbot County and have a strong agricultural background. I’ve always had an interest in serving the community, […]

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Melissa Ellis:  Why I am running for the Board of Education (Guest Column)

Melissa Ellis: Why I am running for the Board of Education (Guest Column)

| March 26, 2018

For many months, I have felt a growing need to be a bigger part of positive change in our public schools. When I first learned that Anne Arundel County will finally transition to an elected board, I knew that was my answer. That is why I became the first candidate to file to run in […]

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Dana Schallheim: Dana Schallheim for Board of Education (Guest Column)

Dana Schallheim: Dana Schallheim for Board of Education (Guest Column)

| March 26, 2018

Dana Schallheim has a 30+ year history of volunteer work and serving her community. Her advocacy work ranges from social justice to helping children in need and repairing the environment. Highlights of her volunteer career include being named the ACLU of Mississippi’s Volunteer of the Year and leading a campaign through the Children’s Organ Transplant […]

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Claudia Barber: Choosing the right Jurist (Guest Column)

Claudia Barber: Choosing the right Jurist (Guest Column)

| March 25, 2018

The Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to seeking exoneration of those wrongfully convicted made the following critical points:  “Some wrongful convictions are caused by honest mistakes. But in far too many cases, the very people who are responsible for ensuring truth and justice — law enforcement officials and prosecutors — lose sight of these obligations […]

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Sheriff Ron Bateman:  What makes Sheriff Ron Bateman the best candidate (Guest Column)

Sheriff Ron Bateman: What makes Sheriff Ron Bateman the best candidate (Guest Column)

| March 24, 2018

I am the best candidate because my experience far exceeds the others as it relates to managing a 9 million dollar budget, which I have never exceeded in 3 terms, managing 115+ sworn and civilian employees, and having the combined total of 38 consecutive years in law enforcement in a wide variety of assignments.  Having […]

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Rickey Nelson Jones: Who is Rickey Nelson Jones? (Guest Column)

Rickey Nelson Jones: Who is Rickey Nelson Jones? (Guest Column)

| March 23, 2018

His Uniqueness As A Lawyer Rickey Nelson Jones has worked for the federal government and a law firm. Being confined in the law was inconsistent with his desire to practice law without limitation, and consequently, he opened his own law office and has practiced law, uninhibited, for 25 years. Because the majority of his clients […]

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Tony Campbell: Education Reform (Guest Column)

Tony Campbell: Education Reform (Guest Column)

| March 22, 2018

Over the past thirty years, programs such as Race To The Top, No Child Left Behind and Common Core has stripped the fundamental rights of states to manage public education.  Under the Constitution, states have control over providing public education to students.  The 9th and 10th Amendments stipulate the national government should stay away from […]

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Harry E. Freeman : Together is Better (Guest Column)

Harry E. Freeman : Together is Better (Guest Column)

| March 22, 2018

Ever since filing for State Delegate for District 31B, I have been asked the following question many times over—“Why are you running?” Many candidates understand ‘What’ they want to do; fewer know ‘How’ they are going to execute their strategy; and even fewer candidates have a firm grasp on ‘Why’ they are running for office. […]

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Adam DeMarco:  These students…(Guest Column)

Adam DeMarco: These students…(Guest Column)

| March 21, 2018

Over past few weeks in the wake of Parkland, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to meet with students from across Maryland.  From speaking with the Anne Arundel NAACP Youth Leaders Council, to joining students from Montgomery County at the National School Walkout in Washington, DC, to making signs with the the courageous leaders of […]

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How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

| February 2, 2018

Prevent Flu Ever wonder how doctors and nurses prevent flu? After all, they are surrounded by people with high fevers and the flu, coughing at them in small exam rooms. The answers may surprise you–and mainly because some of the most important preventative steps are so simple! 1. Wash Your Hands (or use hand sanitizer) […]

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5 eye emergencies you need to know about

5 eye emergencies you need to know about

| January 4, 2018

Remember in high school biology class when it was frog dissection day? The weird formaldehyde smell, that rubbery lifeless creature— we all got through it, right? Everyone had differing levels of “ewwww” but somehow we completed the tenth grade. In my school the following year we had to dissect bull eyeballs, and I’m reporting today […]

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Christmas in Annapolis in the mid-20th century

Christmas in Annapolis in the mid-20th century

| December 14, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, my memory immediately flashes back to Main Street. For, it was not only the center of my world as a youngster, from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s, Main Street, including the City Dock area, was the epicenter of Christmas in Annapolis. Everything about Christmas resided on Main Street. […]

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Letter: Thank you and farewell from the City of Annapolis’ chief communicator

Letter: Thank you and farewell from the City of Annapolis’ chief communicator

| December 11, 2017

For the past nine years, it has been my great pleasure to work alongside of some of the greatest individuals that call Annapolis home. I am referring to Mayor Ellen Moyer, Mayor Josh Cohen, and Mayor Michael Pantelides. They all had to make tough financial decisions; they worked to protect the environment while addressing transportation, […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 10

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 10

| November 20, 2017

As I have lectured and done readings from my book about growing up in Annapolis—“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy”—the question I’m always asked is, “How has Annapolis changed since you were a youngster?” As I write in the book, the Annapolis of my youth in the 1930s and 1940s changed dramatically in 1950. On […]

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