| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
I read with some amusement your article about Rep. Chris Van Hollen's participation in the Obama re-election campaign ("Van Hollen gains unexpected role in the Obama campaign," Aug. 26).
While Mr. Van Hollen spends his time traveling around the nation...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Editor's note: It has been 150 years since the Civil War moved into Washington County and North and South met Sept. 17, 1862, on a battlefield along Antietam Creek.
The following story is part of a package of stories that look back at the Battle of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:04 PM
On a sunny, humid day 150 Septembers ago, the fate of a nation seemingly converged at a diminutive rural Western Maryland village called Sharpsburg.
There, 87,000 federal troops under the command of Union Gen. George Brinton McClellan met the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Last April and May, 28 states participated in a survey to find out how often motorists illegally pass school buses that are stopped with their lights flashing and "stop arm" extended. For one day and one day only, organizers asked drivers to count up...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:56 PM
A small, nondescript fieldstone house on an overgrown lot at 6520 N. Charles St., across from the Sheppard-Pratt gatehouse, was demolished this month. The house was the scene of one of the most brutal murders ever to have taken place in Baltimore County....
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:12 PM
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'...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:37 PM
A Carroll County commissioner has drafted legislation that would make English the county's official language — and if it passes, Carroll would become the third Maryland locality to enact such legislation this year, following Frederick and Queen...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 12:05 PM
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones —...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:45 PM
The commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, are solemnly considering a measure to make English the official language of their county, following the examples of Frederick County and Queen Anne's County.
Perhaps the best that can be said of the measure...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst, in this case — for locally grown goods. Recently enacted legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:54 PM
The state's power grid operator does not need a $3.3 billion pair of transmission line projects built through Maryland because the weak economy has slowed demand for electricity, the staff of operator PJM Interconnection has concluded.
The staff will...