| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The controversy over exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay has become an issue in the race for Maryland's State House, at least among the Democratic candidates for governor.
Saying the environmental costs are too high, Montgomery County...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland.
The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Acknowledging that scores on a national reading test may have been inflated, Maryland education officials changed course this week, saying they will work harder to reduce the number of special education students excluded from taking the test.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Columbia Gas Transmission said Monday that it expects to begin work on a 21-mile pipeline through Baltimore and Harford counties next year after winning federal approval for the $180 million project, which drew heated opposition from neighbors.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Montgomery County police have arrested a Gaithersburg man who they say has sexually assaulted at least 10 college-age men in the last decade.
Joey Poindexter, 38, of Plum Creek Drive, was arrested Saturday, after a man came forward with an accusation of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Five of the six major announced candidates for governor in 2014 -- along with the running mate of the sixth -- told a group of environmentalists in Annapolis Tuesday that they are devoted to preserving the Chesapeake Bay but split on strategies for paying...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The four announced candidates for attorney general got the opportunity to plead their cases to a tough audience Thursday evening -- law students at the University of Maryland's Carey Law School.
With no Republicans running, few differences on issues...
| 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...
| 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...