| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Reading Daniel Rodricks' latest liberal lunacy ("Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not spine," April 5), I was amazed as to how he wanted to equate Democrats with being sensible or somehow concerned about anyone other than themselves.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:17 AM
As Maryland legislators begin the final day of voting before the 2014 session comes to a close at midnight tonight, most Howard County-specific bills are on track to passing or have already passed.
According to Howard County delegation chair Del. Guy...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:21 PM
In its eighth year, Empty Bowls has become not only a major fundraiser for one of Baltimore's oldest and busiest charities but a popular event for which people are willing to get in line early.
Half an hour before doors opened Saturday at the Maryland...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:35 AM
After retiring from his government job in 2008, Steve Sternheimer began what he calls "a second career," volunteering.
Each week, the Columbia resident drives seniors everywhere from doctor's offices and the grocery store to church and even the hair...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Business leaders are investing in education in Baltimore, and not just out of charity or to "give back." While both are worthy purposes, our business leaders recognize the bottom line value in a growing and diverse Baltimore economy. Investment in...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Members of Howard County's legislative delegation to Annapolis predict tough spending decisions, election-year grandstanding and progress on hot-button statewide issues with local implications when the General Assembly's session starts next week....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Once again, right-wing lawmakers in Congress have shown how disconnected they are from the needs of the people. From forcing the federal government to shut down, engaging in futile votes to defund the Affordable Care Act and threatening to not raise the...
| Jan 12, 2014
Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....