| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand — and the availability of teen labor — convinced the local school board...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:15 PM
After a marathon voting session that lasted into the early morning hours Thursday, the Columbia Democratic Club has made its endorsements for this June's Democratic primary elections.
According to a press release from the group, endorsed candidates...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate.
Franchot wrote in a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:47 PM
An estimated 20,000 households in Baltimore City are missing out on tax refunds, leaving unclaimed some $50 million that advocates said could help lift them out of poverty.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen marked Friday, the first day his agency started...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The Democratic primary race is on in District 9B, where the two candidates for a newly drawn state delegate seat both held Ellicott City-based fundraisers within a week of each other earlier this month.
Tom Coale, an attorney, blogger and former...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Westminster High School Senior Chris Scott's distorted portrait project from art class this year will be hanging in Comptroller Peter Franchot's Annapolis office for the next two months, but if the comptroller has his way, he may end up owning Scott's...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The Board of Public Works gave its blessing Wednesday to an O'Malley administration plan to contract with a private sector partner to build, operate and help finance a $2.2 billion light rail line in the Washington suburbs.
The board action clears the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive.
Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The state Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to allow a Carroll County treatment center for juveniles to double its size to 96 beds — twice the state cap of 48 — despite a policy of sending troubled teens to smaller facilities for...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Personal representatives of estates watch out!
The Maryland comptroller is warning that a business calling itself IRFS in Annapolis is claiming to be collecting debts on behalf of the state. The business is sending out notices to personal...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:17 PM
All Havre de Grace schools will have a school resource officer through the end of the school year.
After a split vote on the issue last time, the Havre de Grace City Council unanimously approved another budget amendment Tuesday night granting $63,200...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday.
"Their sole purpose is not for sport; it is to kill human beings — as quickly and as many as possible, as effectively...