| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Two state legislators and the University System of Maryland chancellor say they support tougher penalties for hazing after a recent report detailed an extreme case at a Salisbury University fraternity chapter.
State Sen. Jamie Raskin said he will...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Carroll County commissioners have lost their case against several media organizations and now must decide whether to comply with a judge's order to turn over email lists or appeal.
The five commissioners plan to meet in closed session Thursday to...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:09 PM
After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Maryland was recently ranked 46th in the nation for transparency, but a new law could put the state ahead with a policy requiring that data be made more easily accessible to the public.
Though officials post a good deal of public information on Maryland'...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:37 AM
When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas.
Several shipping lines scrambled to...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday against the ACLU and several individuals who alleged former County Executive John R. Leopold and the police kept files on them in violation of public information laws.
Eleven individuals —...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland and other transparency advocates say they're enthusiastic about proposed legislation in the General Assembly that would create a panel to oversee public information.
Baltimore Del. Jill P. Carter's bill...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland and other transparency advocates say they're enthusiastic about proposed General Assembly legislation that would create a panel to oversee public information requests.
Baltimore Del. Jill P. Carter's...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Attorneys for Anne Arundel County and former County Executive John R. Leopold urged a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit claiming the former executive improperly ordered police to compile "dossiers" on political rivals.
Leopold, a Republican,...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
By now, many people are aware that in order to opt out of a smart meter installation, an upfront fee of $75 — payable in three installations starting July 2014 — and an additional $11 to $17 per month will need to be paid, as ordered by the...