| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Foremost on my mind as the days lengthen is where I might get my ocean "fix" once summer arrives. Sometimes I crave the New Jersey shore where I vacationed as a kid, other times the Maryland beaches since I lived there during summers in college.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
In his recent State of the State speech, Gov. Martin O'Malley said, "Our story, Maryland's story, is the story of better choices and better results."
This is certainly the kind of high rhetorical flourish we have come to expect from state leaders during...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Bowing to pressure from some fellow Democrats in the legislature, Gov. Martin O'Malley has signaled a willingness to compromise on at least one element in the package of new gun restrictions he proposed in the aftermath of last year's school shooting in...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a big lead in an early presidential primary poll in New Hampshire released Thursday, underscoring the challenge Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has before him should he decide to seek the Democratic nomination...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged the General Assembly on Wednesday to approve an unabashedly liberal agenda that includes repeal of the state’s death penalty, new curbs on guns and spending for construction projects that create jobs.
| Jan 1, 2012
| 1:55 PM
After nine months of plotting and organizing, the two sides of Maryland's same-sex marriage debate are ready to campaign with full force during the General Assembly session, which begins next week.
Opponents plan a day of prayer that a same-sex...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
The storylines were similar: A divided state legislature grapples with the emotional question of whether to allow same-sex couples to marry.
But several plot twists — an ambitious Democratic governor as the main character, a multimillion-dollar...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:25 PM
With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer.
| Nov 10, 2011
New York Air National Guard 2nd Lt. Bryan Haynes, of Columbia, has been awarded the New York State Humane Service Medal for service in New York's response to Hurricane Irene.
The award recognizes service in response to members of New York's Organized...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 5:15 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coordinated legislative strategy to hold off a vote on homosexual marriage until he could corrupt Republican state Senators James Alesi, Roy McDonald, Stephen Saland, and Mark Grisanti needs further scrutiny by legal...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The passage late last month of a gay marriage bill in New York has renewed hope among advocates in Maryland who were disappointed by the narrow defeat of similar legislation here this year. New York's law doubled the number of people living in states...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:46 AM
Sixteen Democratic governors led by Maryland's Martin O'Malley have sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to quickly broker a compromise to extend long-term unemployment benefits before the money runs out at the end of the year.