| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:39 PM
It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to.
The legislation, SB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:54 PM
J. Ernest Green, musical director of the Annapolis Chorale, has been performing with his group at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts since 1985.
And for those nearly 30 years, Green has thought the facility has needed significant help.
| Feb 4, 2014
Two decades ago, Congress overwhelmingly approved and President Clinton enthusiastically signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. But now that the 1993 law is being used to challenge the Obama administration's requirement that employer health plans...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it?
Hogg's name, written in block letters with a pencil next to the date 1829, was among dozens...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Ron Spencer, an artist who twice restored the painted designs on a Linthicum church's ceiling and walls, died Wednesday of bone cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 67.
Mr. Spencer, who lived in Baltimore, graduated from Baltimore City...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:57 AM
North Shore School District 112 officials argue the district's future looks bleak without closing four or even six of the district's 12 school buildings.
Members of the district's superintendent's citizen finance and facilities advisory committee have...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Ballet Theatre of Maryland is starting its 2014 season in history-making fashion, offering its first full-length production of "Swan Lake" in three performances over the Feb. 21-23 weekend at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Artistic director Dianna...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building will be saved — and Dance's chief of staff says plans call for...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
— With oysters showing signs of revival in the Chesapeake Bay, some are trying to bring the bivalves back in the bay's second largest tributary, the Potomac River.
Just two years into their fledgling effort to restore the river's once-bountiful...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Just as it did a year ago, the Wilder Park Conservatory in Elmhurst still has bright orange fish swimming in a lily-pad-strewn koi pond, a mini palm tree and myriad colorful flowers.
But the recently reopened building has new doors and frames, new...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:37 AM
A Mark Rothko painting that was vandalized in 2012 at London's Tate Modern museum is back on view after undergoing restoration. "Black on Maroon," a work from 1958 that is part of the artist's so-called Seagram mural series, was the subject of an 18-month...