| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools.
Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:15 AM
If "House of Cards" folds in Maryland, will Harford County businesses feel a slump?
A number of county officials believe the hit Netflix series has brought an economic boost, not to mention free publicity, to Harford since cameras first started...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The Maryland State Board of Education took steps Tuesday to amend the new requirement that students take four years of math during high school.
In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law requiring students to take a math class for each year they...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:06 AM
It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you. I am proud to be your conservative voice of reason in Annapolis.
Let me remind you of some major changes in election law. The Maryland gubernatorial primary has been moved to June 24, with early voting...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:46 PM
State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:52 AM
On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper.
The Westminster newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, reported O'...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:59 AM
For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows.
Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Everyone in the room stood up.
The crowd broke into cheers, chants and a round of applause Saturday night during the 2014 annual Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company awards ceremony as Donald MacLean and his wife, Shirley, made their way to the front of the...
| Apr 8, 2014
Here are some of the issues senators and delegates considered during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session. To become law, bills passed by the legislature must be signed by the governor.
The Assembly approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country.