| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:12 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey's leader might consider holding a referendum on plans for development in an Istanbul park that sparked nationwide protests against his government, according to media reports Wednesday.
Such a move would mark Prime Minister...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:05 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- It’s dawn and tea pots bubble above low flames. Faces appear, poking out from tents, with reddened eyes. The first cigarettes of the day are lit, their tips glowing orange. Smartphones glow as people line up in an exhausted haze,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Twenty years after the last time Maryland voters weighed in on a law passed by the General Assembly, they got the chance to do it three times in 2012, with referendums on in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants, same-sex marriage and a...
| Jan 30, 2013
It takes special gall to raise taxes for some Illinoisans so soon after they were hit with a massive increase in state income tax rates.
So, give an audacity award to any "progressive" trying to renew the ill-timed and perennial campaign to replace...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:13 AM
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Animal welfare activists have protested in vain the past couple of years as the federal government dropped the gray wolf from its endangered species list and legislatures in five states allowed hunters to shoot the resilient...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 8:21 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — In Michigan, where gray wolves were designated as game animals just months after they were removed from the endangered species list in 2012, animal welfare activists are trying a new tactic: taking their case against...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Baltimore County elections officials on Tuesday rejected a referendum challenge to a planned Wegmans in Owings Mills and a mixed-use development in Middle River, saying petitions used in the ballot drive did not give voters enough information.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Green Spring Station — a collection of boutiques, restaurants and offices near the northern end of the Jones Falls Expressway — commands some of the highest rent in Baltimore County. Visitors can shop for French linens at Paris-based Yves...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
When the General Assembly passed the Maryland Dream Act, lawmakers intended to allow certain students who are undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities. It was a recognition that these young people...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Baltimore County's chief attorney is urging the local board of elections to reject petitions gathered last year in a controversial referendum drive that, if successful, could let voters overturn many of the County Council's zoning decisions.
| Jan 27, 2013
Ah, what a blast from the past: Capital punishment, gun bans, container taxes — legislation that hadn’t been seriously heard from in Annapolis for 20 years.
Verily, those were issues before the General Assembly when I was covering the...