| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:30 PM
How many votes does it take to win a primary for governor in Maryland?
Considering this is a state of nearly 6 million people, not many.
If turnout Tuesday is on par with the last gubernatorial primary four years ago, 180,000 votes could theoretically...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86.
"I had been...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I really do try to think the best of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — as, for instance, when I voted for her in the 2012 election. Her periodic walks through Baltimore's streets ("Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5) make that so difficult....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Ann Kemp Thomas, a homemaker who was a founder of Beautiful Baltimore, died of heart failure May 28 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 84 and lived in Roland Park.
Born Ann Kemp in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, she was the daughter of Dr. Jarold...
| 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,...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:36 PM
On April 30, The Shepherd's Staff, in Westminster, received the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Franchot created the annual award to honor the legacy of public service exemplified by the former...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The years of community service by the Westminster nonprofit Shepherd's Staff was honored May 7 when State Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the organization with one of his William Donald Schaefer Helping People Awards.
"I am so happy to be in a...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Nolan H. Rogers, a former Duke University lacrosse star who later became a Maryland assistant attorney general and the official tour guide and historian for Oriole Park at Camden Yards, died May 2 of complications from cancer at Sinai Hospital.
| May 14, 2014
| 7:26 PM
The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood....
| May 23, 2014
| 2:58 PM
For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents.
"Baltimore County is...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 AM
He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who briefly considered running for governor himself last year, endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for the job on Tuesday.
The Baltimore County Democrat was one of the last holdouts in the congressional delegation to pick a...