| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather.
Union representatives said the decision...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:26 AM
There’s a scene near the end of one of the first episodes of the new season of “House of Cards” that features Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood late at night sharing a smoke at an open window of their Washington...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:56 PM
UPPER MARLBORO — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:59 AM
In an unusual move, Baltimore County teachers filed a grievance this week against the county school board saying new education initiatives are forcing them to work long hours beyond their normal day.
Teachers in the county and the rest of the state have...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined union workers picketing a Bowie Safeway Tuesday to pressure the grocery giant to concede on the health benefits that are tying up contract negotiations.
"This all about awareness," Gansler, who is...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body.
The salary hikes — which would increase the mayor's $159,380 salary to $163,365 — are tied to raises...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The union representing thousands of Maryland health care workers is renewing a push to apply state labor protections and collective bargaining laws to employees at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a move that hospital officials say is not needed...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore-Washington region voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify a three-year labor contract that preserves health benefits and raises wages over three years.
Leaders with the United Food and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:18 PM
The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked.
"I will not let...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Despite the ongoing public controversy about it, Harford County's $50 pay-to-play fee to participate in athletics is having little apparent impact on the players themselves.
According to a public schools spokesperson, there are 3,050 students on the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:36 AM
John A. Kinnaird backed his truck-mounted crane toward the monument that has stood at the side of Dundalk Avenue for two decades, a black-granite tribute "in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice."
The memorial recognizes workers killed in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ronald S. Coddington, an author and editor, has spent nearly four decades collecting Civil War-era images — especially cartes de visite, his favorite.
Out of a collection of 2,500 images he has assembled, 1,500 are cartes de visite, with the...