| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to legislation that would raise Maryland's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, rejecting a flurry of amendments offered by opponents.
The action clears the way for a final House vote on the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed increase in Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 cleared its first hurdle Monday night as a House committee approved the bill and rejected a proposal to set a different standard for rural areas.
The House Economic Matters...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
For a junior camp counselor at the Howard County Recreation and Parks’ Summer Sensations Camp, the to-do list is varied. There are tables to wipe down, campers to corral, snacks to prepare. But at the moment, the job is: dance.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Take 10 is a series of occasional features on prominent local residents and the possessions they treasure.
Having — and sharing — adventures is the main theme in the life of Jim Seay, the 53-year-old president and owner of Premier Rides, a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Is there any bar or nightclub in Baltimore worth a $20 cover charge?
If so — and I'm not convinced there is — it certainly was not Paparazzi Nightclub on a recent Friday night. The dance club that replaced the concert venue Sonar in February...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:58 PM
When it opens next year, the Great Mall of China near Beijing will be the biggest retail and entertainment center in the world, with 15 million square feet of shops, a theme park, a water park — and the world's tallest indoor roller coaster,...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:03 PM
It's spring break for many students, and area amusement parks are ready to take visitors for a ride — up, down, sideways and backwards.
Marylanders can take a day or weekend trip to one of these six theme parks, all within a few hours' drive of...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
For Rene Buckmon, the Columbia Association's manager of youth and teen programs, renaming the Columbia Teen Center the Youth and Teen Center at the Barn is more than just a cosmetic change.
Buckmon said the name change, the second since the center...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Baltimore-based Premier Rides said it will design and build the world's tallest and fastest- looping roller coaster at a California theme park.
Six Flags Magic Mountain picked the company to construct the coaster next year, Premier said. Called "Full...
| May 9, 2012
| 10:37 AM
I don't do New Year's resolutions. I don't do summer vacations. What I do, however, is make summer resolutions.
Do I follow through with them? Not typically, but this year I'm determined!
When it starts getting into the 80s or 90s during spring, I start...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Bel Air High School After Prom Party committee would like to thank the following area businesses and/or individuals for their generous donations, which helped to make our after prom party, held at the Bel Air Athletic Club April 28– 29 a...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Power outages hit a plateau early Tuesday morning and began creeping downward, with about 186,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers without electricity at noon, according to the company.
The company said it has restored power to about 114,000...