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  • 'Black liquor' deal goes sour

    'Black liquor' deal goes sour
    A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...
  • Gun rights supporters again flock to Annapolis

    Gun rights supporters again flock to Annapolis
    Hundreds of pro-gun activists again swarmed Annapolis on Tuesday in hopes of turning the tide against gun control. Polls show that banning assault weapons and requiring a license to buy a handgun have broad support among Marylanders, but gun rights...
  • Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore

    Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore
    As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising...
  • Western Md. Democrats may get 2014 preview

    Western Maryland Democrats may get a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial race Saturday as the likely contenders for the party's nomination converge on the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County. While much of the official agenda is focused on this November'...
  • Franchot criticizes revised Rocky Gap deal as bait-and-switch

    Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday denounced a revised deal that allowed the company licensed to operate a casino at the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County to reduce the scale of the project as a "complete bait and switch" on the part of the...
  • University of Maryland launches problem gambling center

    University of Maryland launches problem gambling center
    As the state is poised to add several new casinos and possibly table games such as poker, the University of Maryland School of Medicine said Thursday that it would create a center aimed at training thousands of health professionals to help gambling...
  • Convicted murderer from Columbia killed in prison cell

    A 28-year-old Columbia man sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering two people in Howard County in 2007 was found dead and bloodied in his Allegany County prison cell early Thursday morning, according to Maryland State Police....
  • McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero

    McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero
    With 369,000 square feet under roof, it would seem McCormick & Co.'s sprawling distribution center in Belcamp would have an eye-popping power bill, with some 3,300 light fixtures and a refrigerated storage area big enough to drive forklifts in and out....
  • Analysts say there's room in Maryland market for another casino

    Maryland could gain as much as $161 million in revenue by authorizing a casino in Prince George's County and adding table games statewide, the staff of the General Assembly and its consultants told a work group on gambling expansion Tuesday. The combined...
  • Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes

    Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes
    Enrique Villa can walk from his condominium on Water Street to his job at St. Paul and Baltimore streets in about five minutes. In Maryland, that's rare. Villa and his wife, Kathryn, a physician whose commute by subway to Johns Hopkins Hospital is nearly...
  • Nuclear families are few in city

    Before moving with her boyfriend of three years to a Hampden home this September, Brandy Washington lived with two other women, both young professionals in their 20s, just like her. Delaying marriage is a lifestyle that has suited the 27-year-old. She...