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Baltimore School Officers Changing Roles 

Baltimore City school police officers will no longer carry weapons inside schools, but School Police Force Chief Marshall Goodwin says bike and foot patrols are being developed so officers can carry guns outside school buildings and enter buildings in an emergency. Last month, Baltimore City’s delegation in Annapolis struck down a measure that would allow officers to carry guns in schools. 

Maryland State Archives

O'Malley: Presidency Not "Crown" Between Two Families 

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Maryland School Systems Seek Snow Day Waivers

Eleven school systems in Maryland are asking for waivers for snow days used this winter, and state education officials say others will likely make similar requests in the coming weeks. Yesterday, the state school board voted to give local systems up to a three-day waiver from the 180-day school year requirement. Under the plan, Maryland State School Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery will consider the waiver requests on a case-by-case basis. 

Six Sickened By Carbon Monoxide 

Council Defeats Restaurant Ratings Bill 

The Baltimore City Council is saying "no" to a public restaurant ratings system. The measure, which would have required restaurants to post grades from the health department in their windows, failed last night by one vote. The Restaurant Association of Maryland was opposed to the legislation, but Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would have signed it, had it passed. 

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