| 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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:28 PM
It's the billion-dollar question for Maryland banks: Do they need at least that much in assets to survive?
"Who knows what the magic number is? A billion, $1.5 billion, $750 million?" said Ronald Paul, chairman of Eagle Bancorp, parent of the second-...
| 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'...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller testified Wednesday that Maryland's shortage of funds for transportation projects is a crisis that needs to be addressed now.
Appearing before the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Miller said his proposed...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:19 PM
CRISFIELD — To most voters, the June 2014 primary election may seem a distant prospect, but to hundreds of political junkies who flocked to the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake on Wednesday, it seemed as close as next week.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Boordy Vineyards, Maryland's oldest and one of its largest wineries, has started over.
Transforming the northern Baltimore County winery meant ripping up its grape-growing and winemaking operations literally root and branch, and rebuilding them at a cost...
| 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 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 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.
| 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...