| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement — that low-level drug offenders with no history of violence and no ties to gangs will no longer face severe, mandatory federal prison sentences — is the first step in returning sanity and integrity...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The leading candidates for governor have announced their running mates, making choices that underscore a harsh reality for Baltimore: It is no longer the center of the Maryland political universe.
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler's selection Monday of Prince...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anne Arundel County District Judge Vernon L. "Sonny" Neilson, who served on the bench for 13 years and was known for his straightforward, no-nonsense demeanor in the courtroom, died Monday of cancer at Tate House Hospice in Linthicum. He was 87.
"I was a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Affirmative action in higher education raises difficult questions of access and fairness. Opponents argue that it discriminates against whites and certain other groups, while proponents emphasize that it increases opportunities for underrepresented...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Supreme Court watchers are wearing out the word "punt" in explaining last month's decision about affirmative action in university admissions. But is it a punt back to a lower court for further consideration, or does it just look like a punt, hiding the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:20 AM
A leading legislator expects a "very strong push" to repeal Maryland's storm-water fee law when lawmakers return to Annapolis in January, but vows to fight any rollback.
Del. Maggie McIntosh, who chairs the House Environmental Matters Committee, told...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Charles Leonard Fitzpatrick, a retired postal administrator and Navy veteran who survived an emergency landing in a storm off the Aleutian Islands during World War II, died of heart disease July 7 at his Catonsville home. He was 92.
Born in Baltimore...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:39 PM
A Glen Burnie attorney known locally for his family name and for his former job portraying Chuck E. Cheese is assuming the leadership of the county's lawyers organization, with a focus on cultivating its next generation of officers and enhancing its...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Bob Parsons — a University of Baltimore graduate and the founder of Go Daddy, an Internet domain registrar — has donated $1 million to the school to establish a veterans center on campus that will offer services to active-duty and former...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:45 AM
When Michelle and Matthew Gorra moved to Upper Fells Point four years ago, they saw it not only as an investment in Baltimore's revival but in their own future.
Michelle Gorra, a 36-year-old pediatrician, thought hard about that future last week as...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 6:02 AM
The family of a 44-year-old man who died after a struggle with police during a traffic stop Thursday in Northeast Baltimore called the incident a "microcosm of greater issues within Baltimore City."
Meanwhile, another witness came forward saying...