GROWTH: A series on preparing for population growth in Polk kicks off with a look at transportation and water challenges; the next installment will look at the need for new schools. A companion piece previews the upcoming statewide ballot issue to increase the homestead exemption, which is expected to pass and has local governments fretting about future revenues.

RAY LEWIS: The Kathleen High School grad and former Baltimore Ravens star linebacker was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ALSO: ESPN coverage | The Capital Gazette in Anapolis rounds up reactions from columnists and teammates, and columnist Mike Preston calls Lewis the best middle linebacker ever.

Source: The Ledger

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