| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Cell-phone recycling kiosks will be banned and stores that buy small electronics will be regulated like pawn shops under legislation passed Tuesday by the Baltimore County Council.
The pair of bills, introduced last month by County Executive Kevin...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.
The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Stores that buy used cellphones in Baltimore County would be regulated like pawnshops and automated cellphone-purchasing kiosks would be banned altogether under legislation unveiled Thursday by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:10 PM
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration is asking the County Council to lease a desirable piece of downtown Towson real estate to a high-profile developer without a bid process, drawing questions from some council members and from a businessman...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved leasing a valuable piece of land to a Towson developer, over the objections of a councilwoman who said the deal negotiated by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration lacked transparency.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Sun's "Checking on the coach" (April 23) editorial is probably the most ill-informed and misguided piece of commentary you have ever published. For starters, the cost to perform a background check on youth sport coaches and volunteers was greatly...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Catonsville-based developer Steve W. Whalen Jr. is scheduled to be in Baltimore County Circuit Court on Thursday morning to face charges that he channeled $7,500 in illegal contributions to a Baltimore County councilman, and also exceeded the total...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Catonsville developer Steve W. Whalen Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to five counts of election-law violations for illegally funneling money to a county councilman's campaign and exceeding political contribution limits....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Your article about a developer who secretly funneled money to a Baltimore County councilman's campaign is proof of the need to get money out of politics ("Builder admits illegal gifts," Jan. 4).
State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt got it right when he...