| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates.
Growing up in the O'Donnell Heights project in Baltimore, Winebrenner and her family depended...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Leadership, more than any other factor, shapes how federal employees view their workplaces, says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service.
The Washington-based nonprofit, which encourages careers in public service, found...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:44 AM
For the fourth straight year, Americans will wake up on New Year's Day to record high gas prices — but don't take that as an indicator of how the new year will play out at the pump.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, national gas prices are expected...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Members of a local longshoremen union that went on strike in October, crippling the port of Baltimore for three days, will meet Monday to discuss a new contract offer from the port's employers.
The deadline for a new deal between the International...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Carroll County received positive credit ratings, including one upgrade, from bond rating agencies after the county's annual bond review in New York.
Carroll received a AAA rating, the highest possible, from both Fitch Services and Standard and Poor's...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Some people don't care what happens if it's not happening to them. I am sure to some people, the Vanguard Commercial Development plan for the North Point Government Center in Dundalk may seem like a reasonable proposal ("Winning bids for Balto. Co....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:35 AM
When Maya Wise told her parents she wanted to spend her senior year taking graphic design classes at Howard County's Applications and Research Laboratory, her father didn't know what she was talking about. He had never heard of the ARL.
Or, so he...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., the city's first African-American police commissioner who began his 50-year law enforcement career with the Baltimore Park Police and went on to lead two state agencies, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at Gilchrist...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Discord has erupted within the longshoremen's union at the heart of the labor dispute at the port of Baltimore, with some members calling for an end to the union's standoff with port employers and others promising to push on.
The dissension is growing...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Fewer Americans are expected to travel long distances for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday than last year, despite the lowest gas prices in years, AAA predicted Wednesday.
The driver advocacy organization, which tracks travel across the country,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:04 PM
For the first time since the economy tanked and the country went into recession in 2008, fewer Marylanders are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday than did the previous year.
Don't get your hopes up for an easy commute, though. While less...