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Baltimore County State’s Attorney Faces First Election Challenge In More Than A Decade

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Robbie Leonard is challenging Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger in the Democratic primary. Courtesy: Robbie Leonard

Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger has not had a Democratic primary challenger since he was first elected in 2006.

That is about to change.

Report Finds Multiple Problems Within BCPS

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Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams. Credit: John Lee

A scathing examination of the Baltimore County Public Schools finds a top-heavy school system with low morale, poor communication, and a dysfunctional school board. The report recommends nearly 200 changes the school system should make.

Icon Or Eyesore? The Retirement Of The Essex Cube Splits The Community

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The Essex Cube. Credit: John Lee

For more than 40 years, a six by six-foot cube has been the symbol of Essex in Baltimore County. Now, there are are plans to replace the Essex Cube.

And that has ignited a debate between those who say the piece of art is a part of daily life and should stay, and others who counter the cube no longer symbolizes what Essex is about.

State Of Emergency Becomes Political In Baltimore County

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Baltimore County Council. Photo by Lauren Watley, Baltimore County Government.

A politically divided Baltimore County Council voted Monday to extend the county’s COVID-19 state of emergency for 35 days.

The 4-3 vote was along party lines and came following a debate over the role and power of local government.

What To Expect As Baltimore County Public Schools Open On Monday

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Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams. Credit: John Lee

Baltimore County Public Schools open Monday under a state of emergency that County Executive Johnny Olszewski put in place earlier this week due to worsening COVID-19 transmission numbers.

Olszewski: No One From County Government To Serve On Inspector General Work Group

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Baltimore County Johnny Olszewski Credit: Baltimore County

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said he soon will pick people to serve on a panel that will propose changes to how Baltimore County’s Inspector General’s office works.

Baltimore County’s Redistricting Commission Hears Calls For Towson To Have Its Own Councilman

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The commission recommending how to redraw Baltimore County’s council districts is being asked to change how Towson is represented.

Baltimore County School System Sees 3% Of Its Students Sign Up For Fall Virtual Learning

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Parents of nearly 3,500 Baltimore County students are choosing to opt out of the in-person daily instruction the school system will offer this fall and instead keep their children learning from home.

Mixed Drinks To Go Are Back In Baltimore County

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To-go cocktails are legal again in Baltimore County.

State Of Emergency Ends But Food Insecurity Continues

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Volunteers with the Student Support Network load food into a car on its last day of curbside distribution. Credit: John Lee

A volunteer program that for 15 months got food to thousands of people in Baltimore County is shutting down.

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