| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The federal government is expected to announce its approval Friday of a plan that would allow Maryland to continue setting hospital reimbursement rates for Medicare patients and could become a national model for reducing health care costs.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Maryland legislators will consider a package of laws to curb electronic surveillance by police, requiring a search warrant to use drones, email, cellphone towers or license plate readers to track people.
Measures sponsored by a bipartisan pair of...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85.
Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A former Army intelligence specialist pleaded guilty Monday to destroying his computer in an attempt to cover his tracks before flying to Africa in a bid to join the Somali militant group al-Shabaab.
Craig Benedict Baxam, 26, of Laurel was sentenced in a...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Six Harford County high school are serving as student pages during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session in Annapolis.
This year's local page class includes Karly Horn of The John Carroll School, Natalie Hutcheson of C. Milton Wright High School,...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:03 AM
In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where visitors are required to trade in a driver's license for a visitor's badge, some of the nation's secrets are torn apart, reduced to sand or demagnetized until they are forever silent.
"We make things go away,"...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 PM
A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:55 PM
When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000.
The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:03 PM
"Guns don't kill, people do." What a flip response to the horrific epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Just this past weekend in Maryland, three young people, including the gunman, were shot to death in a mall in Columbia, and others were...