| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The last mayoral election in Baltimore featured a spirited debate about a variety of ideas for aggressive reductions in the city's sky-high property tax rate. The winning candidate, though, was the one who called those ideas unrealistic and advocated a...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While it sounds encouraging on paper, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to open youth curfew centers in Baltimore represents a misplaced priority ("Mayor proposes year-round curfew centers," Feb. 10). Once again, the onus is on Big Brother, not...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:50 PM
As money begins flowing into Anne Arundel County government from its new stormwater fees, Erik Michelsen says he wants to make sure it's spent on projects to reduce pollution harming the Chesapeake Bay.
County Executive Laura Neuman recently tapped...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Maria Carmen's 6-year-old daughter last spent a morning at home with her father on a Wednesday in October before he went to work.
On the way to his construction job, he was pulled over for speeding on Eastern Avenue — a routine traffic stop that...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Questionnaires filled out by Republicans Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh when they were vying for Anne Arundel County executive a year ago have been released by a member of the County Council.
Councilman Jamie Benoit, a Democrat, released the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:14 PM
A Baltimore transportation official asked the agency's director if he'd been able to "tap into" email records of an employee suspected of leaking information to The Baltimore Sun about the city's troubled speed camera program, according to records...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:31 PM
While the snow had slacked off in Harford County by Monday evening, county emergency officials urged drivers to remain cautious as crews continued to treat and plow the local roads.
"We just want to remind the public that when they're traveling on the...
| Jan 25, 2014
If you are like most of us living in the Baltimore area, you are probably sick of hearing about what a disgrace the city's speed camera program turned out to be — about the high error rate, about the slow response of city government to the problem...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Howard County government took the first step last week toward purchasing and redeveloping the Long Reach Village Center by introducing legislation designating the area as an urban renewal zone.
The county announced its plans to buy a portion of the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Marylanders who thought our debate over transportation taxes ended with last year's historic gas tax increase may be in for a surprise.
A new study released by the O'Malley-Brown administration suggests that state government's long arm may reach into...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Baltimore's City Council is taking the right step by launching an investigation into a secret audit of the city's speed camera system. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statements on what the audit signified, how seriously it should be taken and what was...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The revelations of the secret audit of Xerox State and Local Solutions' operation of Baltimore’s speed camera system showing the company had error rates 40 times higher than what city officials were telling the public, should prompt a review of...