| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Big Brother is watching you — through your smart meter?
One complaint about the technology, as electric and gas utilities roll it out here and across the country, is that it offers another way for government agencies — or hackers — to...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:23 PM
A policy that Gov. Martin O'Malley said would limit deportations from Baltimore to cases in which the immigrant poses a threat to public safety is facing criticism from advocates, who say it contains a loophole so large it will inevitably fall short of...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:27 PM
The Army is planning to launch a pair of blimps over Maryland this fall to watch the Eastern Seaboard for incoming cruise missiles.
It's what else they might be able to see from up there that worries privacy advocates.
The Army says the aerostats ...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:03 PM
One year after city officials pledged to reinvigorate Baltimore's police civilian review board, members say their work feels insignificant and they are still seeking more authority.
The Police Department recently said it would ask the volunteer citizen...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring.
Police, sheriff's departments and other similar agencies...
| Jul 7, 2014
Last week, D.C. Vote, a 40,000-member advocacy group pushing for District of Columbia voting rights, called on supporters to boycott Eastern Shore vacation spots — including Ocean City — this summer. Outgoing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray even...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Baltimore officials will open two youth centers in advance of the strict new curfew law that takes effect Aug. 8, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday.
The curfew centers will open early next month on the city's east and west sides with staffs of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Starting next year, students will face tougher requirements to graduate from Maryland's public high schools.
The state school board voted Tuesday to replace the English and Algebra I High School Assessment — graduation requirements since 2009...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Before they get a decision in their immigration cases — before they even have a hearing — the tens of thousands of children entering the country illegally will face an increasingly daunting challenge at the heart of a massive backlog in U.S....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Deborah W. Alper, former director of intellectual property management and business development at the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, died July 13 of complications from Lyme disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city.
| May 27, 2014
| 3:50 PM
A group including a legislator, a civil rights organization and two attorneys called for a moratorium on Baltimore police Taser use after a 19-year-old's death at a city hospital.
George V. King, a Charles County foster youth living in a Baltimore...