| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent years.
Gansler, a Democrat running for governor, called the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Expanded street sweeping is a win-win for neighborhoods and the environment.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves a lot of credit for the recently announced expansion of Baltimore's street sweeping program (City street-sweeping expansion to rely on...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl Jones, after having spent five months in prison for failing to file tax returns, recently remarked, "You show me a lion without scars, and I'll show you a lion that can't lead" ("For Daryl Jones, long road back to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Hubert V. Simmons was a gentle man who threw a nasty knuckleball in Negro Leagues baseball, and for years he dreamed of establishing a museum that could tell a story about the national pastime before it was really national, when black players were...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:45 AM
This past weekend's Maryland Republican Party convention was dominated by Larry Hogan's announcement of his intention to run for Governor of Maryland. Lost in the excitement, the assembled central committee members from around the state debated a non-...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles.
A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's announcement of his selection of a running mate in next year's gubernatorial election — the well-qualified Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County — is being overshadowed by a report over the weekend...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A $400 million gambling complex that will house a "world-class" casino is rising along Baltimore's Russell Street — land that until last year was barred from construction because of the risk of flooding.
City officials' high hopes for casino...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off.
The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Perhaps Gov. Martin O'Malley doesn't remember what the homicide rate was back in the day when he was Baltimore's mayor, or maybe he's just trying to burnish his crime-fighting credentials ahead of his anticipated 2016 presidential bid. Either way, his...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Pity poor Lansing Avenue. One block and about 20 homes just off Broadway and North Avenue was all city planners gave it, and it couldn't even sustain that. Residents say it was a decent place to live until the drugs came, which also led to shootings and...