| Aug 29, 2012
In a corny old movie, they'd illustrate this bit with pages flying off a calendar: Antonio Villaraigosa has about 10 months left as mayor of Los Angeles, and although his name is bruited about for higher office, City Hall is where he says wants to be. Not...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column.
I could be writing the expected narrative from a conservative at the...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Maryland State Police spent more than $5,600 on Gov. Martin O'Malley's security during his Super Bowl trip earlier this year, officials said Monday.
During O'Malley's trip to New Orleans, his Executive Protection Unit spent $5,627 for airfare, meals,...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Karen L. Sitnick's job is jobs — helping people find them.
As director of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development in Baltimore, she oversees an effort that isn't simple, even in the best of times, as residents struggle to overcome education...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will travel to Washington, D.C., Friday to meet at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden about efforts to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the governor's office...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Legislative leaders pledged bipartisan cooperation and quick action Friday at the first meeting of their new task force on changing state laws and policies on gun control, school security and mental health in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Vice President Joe Biden said he was "literally" within earshot of the tragic 2006 Amish school shooting in Nickel Mines, estimating he was about a quarter of a mile away from the school at a golf outing on that warm October morning.
Biden, a native...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:09 PM
The Patriots' coach might be a sore loser, but Boston mayor Thomas Menino has sportingly made good on the losing bet he made with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the AFC Championship game.
A package filled with goods from Boston's public markets...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Baltimore water officials have been dogged in the past year by a series of extremely public problems: widespread billing errors that required millions in refunds, massive water main breaks that closed downtown streets, and a collapsed stormwater culvert...
| Jun 20, 2011
Seventy-five metro areas across the U.S. are projected to still have double-digit unemployment rates by the end of this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Almost 50 of those cities are not expected to return to peak...