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Businessman with Montgomery ties spearheads purchase of The Sun

Plus: Group at Walter Johnson High focuses on mental health; Lawmakers seek to regulate ‘ghost guns’ as use increases

Businessman with Montgomery ties spearheads purchase of The Sun

The Baltimore Sun is poised to be acquired by a nonprofit founded last month by Stewart Bainum Jr., a Montgomery County-raised business owner who has also been active in Maryland politics and philanthropy.

Bainum grew up in Takoma Park, the son of an entrepreneur who started a plumbing business and, later, a hotel company that would eventually become Rockville-based Choice Hotels International, the world’s second-largest hotel franchiser. [Baltimore Sun]

Group at Walter Johnson High focuses on mental health

A Walter Johnson High School group called Fed Up @WJ — a local chapter of a national organization — is helping students with mental health issues.

It’s an online community for students to connect and talk through Zoom meet-up events. [NBC 4]

Lawmakers seek to regulate ‘ghost guns’ as use increases

State Sen. Susan Lee (D-Bethesda) presented legislation Wednesday seeking to regulate the ability to purchase or manufacture untraceable, or “ghost,” guns.

Lee, an advocate for greater gun control, said the measure will further tighten Maryland’s laws for gun ownership after the override of Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto on a bill to regulate long guns. [Maryland Matters]

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Mixed winter precipitation, with a high around 30 and a low around 28

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