| May 23, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Today's Board of Public Works meeting was about more than just big government contracts, it also became a lesson in big words.
Maryland's Comptroller Peter Franchot kicked off the effort by whipping out "ratiocination," a fancier term for reasoning. The...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:48 PM
One in a series of profiles of Maryland delegates to the Republican National Convention
She graduated in 1989 with a degree in political science, but politics never held Deb Rey's interest. Like most people coming out of college, she was mainly concerned...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday.
Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Most people throw out a jug of milk after a week or so. The oldest bottle of wine, on the other hand, is the most savored.
But what about water?
Some of what comes out of faucets in Annapolis, Leonardtown or Easton, it turns out, is older than the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:19 AM
State health officials confirmed five more heat-related deaths Monday as a cool-down ended one of the longest heat waves on record for the region.
The heat killed a total of 18 people during a 12-day stretch of 90- and 100-degree heat, state health...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:30 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 and east winds 5 to 7 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation....
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck.
As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:56 PM
With the Chesapeake Bay cleanup at a critical juncture, Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on Marylanders to double down on their contribution to the effort, proposing to raise the "flush fee" every household pays from $2.50 to $5 a month, on average....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 5:02 PM
The leaders of Maryland's university system say they're grateful that Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed another increase in higher-education spending for 2012-2013 at a time when many states are slashing support for public universities.
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Five weeks before the election, a measure to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland has seen a surge of support and is now favored by likely voters, 49 percent to 39 percent, a new Baltimore Sun poll has found.
But at this stage, most voters are...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday.
Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...