| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I am writing to you to voice my opposition to Gov. Martin O'Malley's extremist gun bill ("O'Malley battling for gun controls," March 22). I oppose it in any and all forms. I was in Annapolis on Feb 6, March 1 and March 5, along with thousands of other...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 3:20 PM
This time last year, the Maryland General Assembly was mired in anger and confusion.
The House and Senate were feuding over taxes and casino gambling. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch were butting heads....
| Apr 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Maryland House passed the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 by a vote of 78 to 61 ("House passes gun control," April 4). The bill bans the sale or transfer of semiautomatic rifles and limits magazine capacity. Once signed by the governor, the law goes into...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A House of Delegates committee approved a plan Monday to raise taxes on gasoline by 3.8 cents July 1 as part of broader revenue package to pay for transportation projects.
The rise in the gas tax, which would be followed by more increases over the next...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Most major crime was down in Baltimore County during the first half of 2012 compared with the average rate of crime during the same time frame in the past five years, according to Baltimore County police.
Rapes, the exception to the overall 8.6...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:39 PM
In one Baltimore County school next semester, students will swap notebooks for 1-inch touch screens, textbook passages for online articles, worksheets for apps, and writing utensils for a keyboard, launching the first "paperless classroom" in a county...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:49 AM
A new study on the effect of police on crime suggests that Baltimore is one of the most under-policed cities in the country.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, looked at data comparing crime, police staffing, the cost per officer and...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners unanimously voted against a budget amendment Monday that would have put $55,000 in savings from a recent capital project toward the town employee pension funds, which are short by more than $100,000 for the 2013...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:39 PM
A Baltimore City police officer has been suspended after officials were notified by the FBI that he is under investigation, a police spokesman confirmed.
The notification came from the same public corruption squad that developed the case against the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Here's a tweet from @AP: AP PHOTO: Petraeus biographer Broadwell, whom FBI probe finds carried on affair with CIA chief, officials say
Whom, of course, should be who; the pronoun is the subject of the clause in which carried on is the phrasal verb:...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Like a set of Russian dolls, in which each doll contains a slightly smaller version of itself hidden inside, the sex scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus from office last week seems full of secret compartments that have yet to be revealed....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, reacting Wednesday to news of a third city police officer suspended amid a criminal probe within a week, said officials deserve credit for taking action.
Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly confirmed that...