| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:34 PM
When the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies reaffirmed Maryland's AAA rating last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a news release crediting his administration's "fiscally responsible approach" to budgeting. Given the extent to which Mr. O'...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
State and federal officials announced Thursday a $2.2 million research effort aimed at preventing harm to whales and other marine mammals from building massive industrial wind turbines off Ocean City.
The two-year study, to be led by the University of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:56 PM
An Anne Arundel County woman once honored for her activism pleaded guilty Thursday to misusing nearly $74,000 of her community association's money.
Wanda Brooks Hebron pleaded guilty to one count of theft scheme of more than $500 in Anne Arundel...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff — about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.
And although that age is no longer the hard and fast stop date it was in the past, it is certainly a watershed...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.
On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states.
The new approach, which is designed to...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The Downtown Columbia Partnership has named Gregory A. Fitchitt as president and chair of the board and appointed Barbara A. Nicklas executive director.
Established in 2013, the Downtown Columbia Partnership is an independent nonprofit dedicated to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Wegmans of Columbia has partnered with the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks and the Columbia Association to deliver programming incentivizing the use of the county's trail system.
The initiative is called Howard County's Nature Quest and...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:35 PM
— President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers during her confirmation — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party.
Carolyn W. Colvin,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:15 AM
It was ironic for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use the term "Native Americans" recently when referring to descendants of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this continent before Europeans arrived ("Redskins name controversy heats up with federal...