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Vote passes with two-thirds majority
BY Marc Shapiro
December 19, 2013

Members of the American Studies Association (ASA) voted in favor of an academic boycott of Israel almost two weeks after its national council unanimously endorsed a boycott resolution. The results of the voting, which closed on Sunday, Dec. 15, were announced Monday; two-thirds of the members voted in favor. The ASA, the nation’s oldest and CONTINUE »

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With signup deadlines approaching, Gov. O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Brown are working to boost enrollment and fix Maryland’s health-care website
BY Marc Shapiro
December 19, 2013

State officials say fixing Maryland’s flawed heath-care website and increasing enrollment is their No. 1 priority. “I am frustrated and disappointed with how the launch of the website has gone,” Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said at a recent news conference. He and Gov. Martin O’Malley announced a variety of steps Monday to boost enrollment and CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro and Melissa Gerr
December 19, 2013

Democratic State Sen. Bobby Zirkin outlined some of the issues he expects to be debated in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session on Dec. 12 when he addressed members of the Baltimore Jewish Council. Laws regarding abuse and violence were highlighted, including those regarding pit bulls (and who would be held responsible for pit bull CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
December 19, 2013

When Traci Moran moved from Pikesville to Alaska three years ago, she had no idea what she was in for. “I thought the whole world was Jewish,” said Moran. “It was such a culture shock to leave Pikesville.” Not only did Moran leave Pikesville, but she moved across the continent to live on an Army CONTINUE »

BY Melissa Gerr
December 19, 2013

A federal grand jury indicted 11 people on Dec. 3 for alleged conspiracy to distribute drugs, launder money and sell contraband cigarettes. The 42-count indictment alleges that the defendants are family members and associates who live in Baltimore County and New York City and operate businesses in Pikesville and Baltimore City, including Healthway Pharmacy and CONTINUE »