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April 1, 2013
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners, Washington County Board of Education, and Hagerstown Mayor and Council: WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Washington County Board of Education headquarters 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown Tuesday, April 2, 8 a.m. Joint meeting with the Board of Education • Pupil generation rates • Second Quarter budget adjustments to board of education's FY2013...
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NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2013
The Maryland Senate voted by the narrowest of margins this week to send a bill that aimed to address rental housing discrimination back to committee, effectively ending its chances of passing this year. Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, who opposed the bill, said that downtown Hagerstown would have been negatively affected if the bill were to pass. According to the Associated Press, a primary focus of the measure was to prevent landlords from declining to rent to people who get government assistance for housing.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | March 10, 2013
As a kid, I lived with my Grandpa Reno (“O” for short) and Grandmother Gen.  We lived in an old two-story house with a tin roof surrounded by mahogany trees. We raised chickens and always had a garden. My grandpa worked at the old Victor Products plant in Hagers-town and never owned a car. He would walk to the outskirts of Dargan and catch a ride to work with Skunk Knight. All this talk about “sequestration” would be mind-boggling to my granddad. I never heard him talk about hundreds or thousands of anything, let alone millions and billions and trillions.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he sexually assaulted a woman in August 2012 and then kidnapped another woman in a violent string of events that ended when he was shot by police. Raymond Sidney Wallace II, 23, was arraigned by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes on four sexual assault-related offenses, and single counts of kidnapping, attempted arson and assault on a government representative. Wilkes set bonds totaling $900,000 for the pending felony charges, which are contained in a grand jury indictment that was decided last week in Berkeley County Circuit Court.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | February 24, 2013
Recently, I wrote a column in which I quoted an Episcopal canon who was speaking on the subject of “splintering” within Christian churches. The quote I used was: “Came looking for God; got church.” I applied that same thought - looking for something and getting (finding) something different - to a discussion about political parties. Several people liked that approach and asked me if it had other applications - positive or negative. The answer is yes. Most humans, and I can easily write about Americans from a point of view spanning nearly 50 years of personal observation, are always looking (searching)
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