| Jun 22, 2014
In one of the most consequential matters considered by the Maryland General Assembly this year, lawmakers approved a bill sponsored by Gov. Martin O'Malley to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Though the final measure...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:10 PM
The Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that would require retailers to tell customers when they track their movements and habits via mobile phones.
"It is alarming how much information a store can gather from your phone when you walk...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:53 AM
On Monday, May 26, Carroll County residents will gather to commemorate Memorial Day at the large urn on the knoll immediately in view as one enters the historic Westminster Cemetery from Church Street.
Carroll Post 31 of the American Legion is again...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:41 AM
In her first meeting with Harford's business community since being permanently appointed chief of schools, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan said she supports localized control of the education system in the county.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The undefeated City boys basketball team continued its victory lap on Wednesday with an appearance at the State House in Annapolis.
Maggie McIntosh, a Democrat who represents Baltimore City in the House of Delegates, posted a photo of legislators posing...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In this current legislative season, the Maryland General Assembly had an opportunity to support proposed legislation which would establish a Futures Commission to help our state develop a strategy for dealing with potential military cuts. The Future...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:40 AM
It's the kind of power play that crops up when voters aren't paying close attention.
The Republicans Harford County elected to the Maryland House of Delegates have introduced a legislative measure that would give them standing in certain matters that...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:59 AM
The strong desire to retain local control over the management of the county school system expressed this week by Superintendent Barbara Canavan is one of those general sentiments it's easy to agree with.
Get into the specifics, though, and reality...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Aberdeen's city administration is proposing a $14.1 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015, which reflects a 16 percent decrease in spending from fiscal year 2014.
Even so, the proposed budget includes a cost of living increase for city...
| 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...