| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:12 AM
With public approval ratings for most political figures suffering these days — Congress is hovering around 9 percent, an all-time low — and unemployment still relatively high, it's probably not the best time for elected officials of any kind...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called.
Waving signs and chanting...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Sean McComb was sitting Wednesday morning on one of the worn wooden benches at Baltimore's Penn Station reading a book on how to improve teaching when his phone began to buzz wildly with text messages and email notifications.
The word was out: McComb had...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:44 AM
When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan introduced Boyd Rutherford, a former Ehrlich administration Cabinet secretary, as his running mate Wednesday night at a rally at an Annapolis-area crab house.
Hogan, the Anne Arundel County resident who...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:00 AM
The Civil War casts a long shadow.
In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:51 PM
When Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler arrived at a house party of teenagers in June, he pushed through the crowd, past youngsters dancing on a table and a smattering of red plastic cups. One of the revelers snapped a photo.
As the night wore...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:24 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in August and September) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Trent Stroup is a man of action. Two years ago, when the Towson-area father of three saw that his then 7-year-old daughter Addie was regressing significantly in the community public school she attended, he didn't waste any time acting.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig wants to roll back state environmental laws that protect the Chesapeake Bay. He says it's not clear in his mind that these laws have been effective.
The facts are indisputable: our efforts to decrease...