| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over whether a special session of the General Assembly is needed to pass tax increases to avert steep budget cuts, while Moody's Investors Service warned the situation could hurt the credit ratings of localities...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 1:35 PM
The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage will celebrate its 75th anniversary starting April 28 with tours of some of the state's most lustrous historic gems.
Included in the anniversary tour are Whitehall, the home of 18th-century Gov. Horatio Sharpe, in...
| Apr 23, 2012
Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage
The 2012 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage includes visits to more than 50 private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites across five Maryland jurisdictions: Bolton Hill (Saturday, April 28); St....
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:57 AM
The sun is out and skies are blue Tuesday, and that must mean the nor'easter that wetted the region this weekend has passed.
The storm's precipitation was much-needed, though it didn't solve all of the state's drought problems in one fell swoop.
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The State Board of Education was right to reject Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's attempt to evade the spirit of a law that prevents local jurisdictions from slacking off in their support for public schools. Protest though he might that he had...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Federal wildlife officials are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who killed a pair of bald eagles in Talbot County last Monday.
The carcasses were found by a resident near the intersection of Kitty's...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:39 PM
The veil was lifted Thursday on decades of confidential sexual-abuse allegations in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America with the court-ordered release of more than 1,200 of the organization's "perversion files."
The files offer the public an...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Maryland’s early-voting period for the Nov. 6 general election starts Saturday.
Early-voting centers will be open from Oct. 27 through Nov. 1.
In Washington County, early voting will be done at the American Red Cross of Washington County...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Having been spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, ambulance and state highway crews from Washington County have been deployed to harder hit areas, including the New Jersey shore and snowbound Garrett County in Maryland.
Two ambulance strike teams...
| May 27, 2012
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
| May 25, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Maryland’s highest court ruled this week that Merle W. Unger Jr., convicted of the 1975 murder of Hagerstown police Officer Donald Kline, should get a new trial.
Unger, 62, is serving a life sentence for the Dec. 13, 1975, shooting of Kline, who...