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“U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign,” the Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock reports, “making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become un-winnable.”

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Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even cost lives.

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The holidays can be glad, sad or bad. Take your pick and choose a direction.

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In the November 7 edition of the The Avenue News, the article titled “Despite opposition, Middle River sports complex gets green light” made a series of statements that did not and do not reflect the final project plan.

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Of the many issues I have spoken to since being elected by the good people of southeastern Baltimore County, the issue I have talked about most is tolls and their impact on our communities. I am happy to speak to where we are with this issue.

special section
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It has been said before that the United States is an exceptional place, that in America one will find freedoms and privileges not found in other places.

featured
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The country singer Alan Jackson encompasses, in my opinion, what many people might have felt and went through when 9/11 happened 18 years ago in his song, “Where were you when the world stopped turning?” Jackson asks in his song what people did that day when the twin towers fell:

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For the last three years, it has been my pleasure and a joy to serve as the editor of the Avenue News. However, this week's paper will be my last. 

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On April 15th, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to the Baltimore County Council. The County Executive proposed several tax increases to balance the budget. While these are controversial, there is one area where there is broad agre…

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I wanted to write to you in regards to a recent article that was posted in the newspaper. The article is titled “Essex men’s lax rebounding after rare losing season” (4/4/19). It is an amazing coincidence that the players pictured (Jesse Hightower and Mitchell Foard) were published together.…

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I am thrilled to share details with you about a program that has been initiated by the wonderful people at our local Home Depot store, located at 6315 Eastern Avenue in Dundalk. This wonderful team of employees have come together with the common goal of taking care of the veterans and other …

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With the ending of the 2019 legislative Session approaching, I wanted to take a moment to write to you about the tradition of “Sine Die,” and what that means for the bills that are still on the docket, as well as what you can do to get them voted on.

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This week, Baltimore County unveiled a new, interactive online tool for residents to learn more about the state of Baltimore County’s budget and the difficult choices under consideration during the ongoing budgeting process.

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Today, more than ever, history should be taught to our young people and others in a challenging and serious manner. Our young people--the leaders and future of our country and world--are growing up in a changing world--a world of rapid technological achievements. This rapid change, coupled w…