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  • Wandering Eye: Coffee is actually good for you, the Maryland Green Party remains on the ballot, and more

    Wandering Eye: Coffee is actually good for you, the Maryland Green Party remains on the ballot, and more
    Great news, everybody! It turns out that coffee is good for you! According to an article by Consumer Reports published in The Washington Post, current research says that "people age 50 to 71 who drank at least one cup of coffee per day had a lower risk than nondrinkers of dying from diabetes, heart disease or other health problems when followed for more than a decade." In another study, led by the Harvard School of Public Health, "those who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day were 20 percent less likely to develop depression than nondrinkers." Oh, and it decreases your likelihood for developing Type 2 diabetes. We here at Baltimore's Most Caffeinated Alternative Weekly feel a lot more justified in our multiple-pots-a-day coffee habit. (Anna Walsh)
  • Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China
    With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely...

    High Times

    High Times
    Come Oct. 1, people in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot or less will no longer face criminal penalties, thanks to the April 7 passage of a marijuana-decriminalization bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which Gov. Martin O’Malley...

    Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...

    Best Election Year Radio Show

    (410) 481-1010, wolbbaltimore.newsone.com When it’s time to vote for a new mayor in Baltimore, we keep finding ourselves tuning in to 1010-AM in the morning. Larry Young (yes, the one who was suspended from the Maryland State Senate in 1998) and...