| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:54 PM
A panel of state lawmakers grilled Maryland's top school officials Thursday over whether education reforms are being executed too quickly and putting undue stress on teachers.
Senators on the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee told...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Sen. David R. Brinkley of Frederick County and Sen. Joseph M. Getty of Carroll County will lead the Republican caucus in the Maryland Senate as lawmakers move into the fourth and final year of their terms next year, GOP senators said Monday.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
With the 2014 general election almost exactly one year away, at least five of Maryland's gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate environmental issues for the first time tomorrow in Annapolis. No doubt questions will range from smart growth to...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Even in dappled autumn sunlight, Fear Avenue in Northwest Baltimore looks a bit desolate. People are scarce, homes and businesses can be counted on one hand, and the traffic that flows heavily on nearby Reisterstown Road seems but a trickle on this...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
Her business still hasn'...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig called on the Maryland General Assembly this week to repeal the so-called rain tax in the next legislative session.
Craig, a candidate for Maryland governor, raised red flags about the measure last fall, asking at...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor, called Tuesday for a sweeping rollback of Maryland's environmental laws, saying measures passed by the state's leaders have failed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's up to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland's top Democrat, to choose the next Republican senator from the Upper Eastern Shore.
On Thursday the two candidates -- Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. of Cecil County and Del. Steve S. Hershey Jr. of Queen Anne's...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
I just returned from a pleasant trip to the mountains and rivers of Garrett County to the dismaying news that a group of conservative Republicans want Garrett and four other Maryland counties to break away and form the 51st state so they can live...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Paul Alvin Myers, 89, of Hagerstown, and recently a resident of Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, passed from this life on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
Born on April 19, 1924, in Myersville, Md., he was the son of the late Alvey Jacob and Betty Mariah...