| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that Maryland's gross domestic product or GDP, a primary measure of the economy's health, was unchanged in 2013. That zero growth rate caused Maryland to be ranked second to last among all...
| Jun 20, 2014
Look good, feel better
This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and suggestions...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's a mostly clear June day — not a rain cloud in the sky — but Fred Frederick has flooding on his mind. Specifically, the April 30 flood that left much of his Route 1 car dealership underwater.
"See that van?" he says, pointing to a...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Maryland's unemployment rate ticked upward in May as employers shed 1,300 jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
Most states added jobs that month. Maryland was one of 14 that lost ground, its job reductions split about equally between the...
| 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 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A recent editorial ("Maryland's stagnant economy," June 12) and news article ("A bumpy year for Maryland's economy," June 15) made some valid points about Maryland's economy but overlooked much of the work done in recent years to expand new and emerging...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round.
Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Perhaps the most hotly contested — or at least the nastiest — local race in the state this year is the Republican primary for executive in Anne Arundel County. Incumbent Laura Neuman, a political novice who was appointed to the job last year...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 4503, seventh graders from Folly Quarter Middle School, have spent the last two years working on their Silver Journey and their Silver Project of Helping the Military, and have finally earned their Silver Award.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The primary election results are in, and – despite an unusually numerous field of new, untested candidates – didn't yield many election-night surprises or upsets.
But Tuesday's outcomes offered some interesting takeaways and themes to...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
With veterans health care services in the forefront of the news, I am reminded of my recent sighting of an unusually decorated car driving in front of me on Route 32 as I approached Route 198, near Fort Meade. The car had lettering all over it, posters...