| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Nitrogen pollution from Maryland sewage plants and industries increased in 2012, a new report says, partially undermining gains the state has made in prior years in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
While nitrogen discharges from treatment plants and...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Temperatures could dip below zero for the first time since 1996 early Saturday as the fresh blanket of snow and calming winds chill the region overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters are calling for a low of 1 degree below...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one.
The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The state has resolved the nine "major issues" preventing its glitch-ridden health exchange from working, officials said Saturday, a milestone Gov. Martin O'Malley has framed as key to boosting the low enrollment in insurance plans offered under the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:57 AM
From the Baltimore Sun Op-Ed Page
Mark Newgent talks about the banana republic of Maryland, and how KO Public Affairs and their Center Maryland subsidiary are examples of how Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
Hurting our Brand
Greg Kline writes ...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur, who's running for governor, unveiled a proposal to tax and legalize sales of pot, most of the reactions from Maryland politicians were muted — with one Frederick County delegate providing a...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Critics of Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration expressed dismay Sunday at the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, charging that he deliberately underplayed the state's problems in setting up its health care insurance exchange....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Few enactments emanating from Maryland's General Assembly have gained as much intense and prolonged debate as the unfunded mandate placed upon Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions to carry out stormwater management projects. Popularly known as the "rain...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:46 AM
Sunday in an op-ed in the Frederick News-Post, former delegate and county commissioner Charles Jenkins (no relation to Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins) waxed poetic at great length about how his former colleague Jan Gardner was a shoo-in to be...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:18 AM
So I spoke to a lumberjack the other day.
How cool is that? And yet somehow, someone thinks I have the worst job in America.
That someone is CareerCast, an Internet site that ranks jobs every year from best to worst, 1 to 200. Newspaper reporter...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A New Market man fatally shot both his wife and their young son with one bullet last week, then turned his gun on himself, the Frederick County sheriff's office said Monday.
Police said Benyam Asefa 40, shot Barbara Giomarelli 42, who was holding their...