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Hopkins taps Duke executive to help head medical system

Johns Hopkins Health System stepped outside its ranks and tapped Kevin W. Sowers, a nurse and career executive with the Duke University Health System, as the new president and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He will succeed Ronald R. Peterson, who is retiring at the end of January...

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FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland

FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland

Medical marijuana is now available in Maryland, more than four years after the General Assembly passed a law legalizing it. Standing up the industry — with growers, processors, dispensaries and doctors — took longer than expected. The law needed to be tweaked, rules to needed to written and legal...

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  • Md. governor should study chicken farm emissions

    Md. governor should study chicken farm emissions

    The campaign to get people to “Eat More Chicken” seems to be working: A according to the Delmarva Poultry Institute, from 2005-2015, the amount of chickens produced on the Eastern Shore increased by more than half a billion pounds (from 3.3 to 3.9 billion pounds). But as the poultry industry continues...

  • Give the gift of time this holiday season

    Give the gift of time this holiday season

    Ever since I was 9, I have wanted to become an architect. On a cold winter’s day in 2009, my father and I stood on a Baltimore street corner with the Salvation Amy red kettle and rang the bell for donations. At that moment, my dream was slipping away. Although my dad was dressed nicely with a tie,...

  • Witcover: Time magazine honors women who stood up to sexual assault and harassment

    Witcover: Time magazine honors women who stood up to sexual assault and harassment

    Time magazine, a shell of its former self, has named the women who blew the whistle on a small army of prominent men in politics, entertainment and journalism as the collective Persons of the Year. They earned it for putting sexual assault and harassment in the workplace on the front page, the...

  • The Roy Moore moral clarity scale: Where does your favorite politician rank?

    The Roy Moore moral clarity scale: Where does your favorite politician rank?

    With Alabama's special Senate election a day away and polls showing a close contest between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican/accused sex offender Roy Moore, we offer up a ranking of the moral clarity with which assorted political figures have evaluated the contest. Extreme moral clarity Sen....

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  • Under Armour names two new senior executives

    Under Armour names two new senior executives

    Under Armour on Monday named two new senior executives. Kelley McCormick will take a newly created position, senior vice president of corporate communications, and Massimo Baratto will serve as vice president and managing director of European business for the Baltimore-based athletic apparel company....

  • Baltimore hiring, buying initiative for local, minority-owned businesses exceeds three-year goal in first year

    Baltimore hiring, buying initiative for local, minority-owned businesses exceeds three-year goal in first year

    A local and minority-owned business hiring and buying initiative by some of Baltimore’s largest employers says it has exceeded its three-year goal for contract spending in its first year. Members of BLocal, made up of 25 businesses and nonprofits, spent $86.1 million on contracts, goods and services...

  • Baltimore-area home sales, prices climb in November

    Baltimore-area home sales, prices climb in November

    Baltimore-area home sales and prices continued to climb in November as the inventory of available homes sunk to a 10-year low. A total of 3,003 homes sold for a median prices of $254,000, up 5.8 percent from the same time last year and the highest November sales volume and median price in a decade,...

  • Cities search for 'missing middle' housing to retain millennials

    Cities search for 'missing middle' housing to retain millennials

    Cities and close-in suburbs looking to the future see a troubling trend: The millennials who rejuvenated their downtowns over the past decade are growing older and beginning to leave. The oldest are hitting their mid-30s, with many starting to couple up and have children. Meanwhile, the sleek high-rise...

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  • As violence mounts, trust in Baltimore police wavers

    As violence mounts, trust in Baltimore police wavers

    Staggered by a succession of crises — civil rights violations, corruption convictions and the unsolved killing of a homicide detective — the Baltimore Police Department is closing out its dismal year with a depleted force struggling to contain soaring violent crime while also trying to restore...

  • U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. spending on health care increased 4.3 percent last year to $3.3 trillion, or $10,348 per person, according to an annual report released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rate of spending slowed compared to the previous two years, the Baltimore-based agency reported....

  • Possibility of suicide in Baltimore Det. Sean Suiter case puts some family benefits on the line

    Possibility of suicide in Baltimore Det. Sean Suiter case puts some family benefits on the line

    The families of Baltimore police officers who are killed in the line of duty are eligible to receive a host of benefits: lump-sum payouts from the state and federal governments, a special pension arrangement, workers’ compensation. The value can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. But if investigators...

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