| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
With more than $270 million already spent and more on the line, state transportation officials are working against the clock to keep the state's U.S. 460 project from becoming an unmitigated disaster.
Not an inch has been paved. Taxpayers have already...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The port of Baltimore handled more automobiles, cargo containers and wood pulp in 2013 than ever before, a record-setting performance despite continuing labor unrest on its public docks.
Solidifying its place as the nation's No. 1 port for automobile...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:53 PM
City officials took the head of the nation's Department of Housing and Urban Development on a tour Wednesday of Barclay to show him work by a private developer they say is starting to turn around the small, impoverished neighborhood in the middle of the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's growing increasingly difficult for the poorest families in Baltimore to find affordable rental housing, and some housing advocates worry new housing policies such as privatization could make the problem worse.
An analysis by the Urban Institute...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
Presidents (and petunias) are no...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Sep 16, 2013
With the Legislature scheduled to come back to session next week, sides again are lining up for and against Gov. Tom Corbett’s stalled plan to sell the state liquor store system and open up beer sales. Northampton County District Attorney......
| Feb 8, 2014
“The Lego Movie” features Will Arnett tacking Batman's brooding cool guy image to its logical extreme — idiocy. Directed by […]...
| Feb 13, 2013
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, the first of his second term, won't be long remembered. It didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. It was short on memorable lines — except, perhaps, his demand for congressional action on gun...
| Nov 8, 2012
The elections did little to wipe away the deep challenges and frictions facing the nation, and if there was a morning-after metaphor that crystallized that reality it might have been this:
Chicago awoke Wednesday to a pair of economic jolts, one...
| May 15, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel plans to begin curbing the city's spending habits as soon as he takes office Monday.
On "Day One," he will put a freeze on just about everything but paychecks and bills coming due. That will help fulfill his pledge to cut $75...