| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:38 AM
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved.
Mr. Schaefer was 89....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Harry R. Hughes, governor of Maryland, 1979-1987
"Our interactions were not always friendly; that is putting it mildly. … I still call him the mayor. I think most people do. … He really loved Baltimore. I don't think he ever got over that....
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Maryland finished the most recent budget year with nearly $1 billion in unspent funds, a surplus that was more than 50 percent higher than expected, mostly due to stronger-than-anticipated income tax receipts, officials said Thursday.
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:44 AM
Howard County residents had the opportunity Tuesday to weigh in on how the state's congressional and legislative districts will look for the next 10 years, and while their thoughts were largely conceptual, a couple of themes were common: Keep...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:49 PM
After weeks of negotiating behind the scenes, President Barack Obama came to the University of Maryland on Friday in an effort to convince the public that lawmakers could find compromise in their talks over raising nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling....
| Nov 4, 2008
Maryland voters will flock to the polls today, lured by a momentous presidential election but also called to decide on slot-machine gambling and to settle one of the most competitive congressional races in the country.
Expected record turnout could...
| Nov 6, 2006
The living room of the headmaster's house at the Gunston Day School is tastefully furnished with wingback chairs and a grand piano. But when former Gov. Harry Hughes enters with his lunch on a recent visit, he takes the worst possible seat - a brown...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The year 2012 begins in splendid fashion in Washington County, as thousands of people line up to sign a petition that would make this our Best Year Ever. The only caveat is that this proposition would have to be approved by Maryland voters, although...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools:
Monday, Feb. 6
Bester Elementary — Visit from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, Superintendent of Schools Clayton Wilcox, BOE members and county...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved the full $4.4 million Washington County Public Schools requested toward building a replacement for Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown.
The total cost of building a new school is about $23...