| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:55 PM
The Maryland Senate gave its preliminary approval Friday to Gov.Martin O'Malley's bill expanding casino gambling in the state after brushing aside more than a dozen amendments by large margins.
The bill is expected to come up for a final vote in the...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Members of the House of Delegates weren't called to the floor for a debate on the controversial gambling expansion bill until 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, although legislators had been asked to be back by 2 p.m.
Welcome to what for many Harford County...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Wednesday asking voters to approve expanded gambling in Maryland as supporters and opponents prepared for what could be a bruising referendum campaign this fall.
The governor's action capped a whirlwind special...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
At a recent supper party in the foothills West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, a fisherman had just returned from Kent Narrows with a bushel of Maryland Blue Crabs.
The crabs, rest their souls, made wonderful emissaries.
The light conversation that...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and gun-control advocates launched an offensive Thursday to protect his proposed ban on assault-type weapons from a House committee's efforts to scale it back.
"Military-style assault weapons belong on the battlefield, NOT on the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Some Annapolis lawmakers have gotten in the Easter spirit a little early. A bill that would curtail millions in renewable-energy subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills comes to the Senate floor Monday, after being killed last week and then revived...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:23 PM
State police are investigating the possible killing of an inmate Tuesday night at a prison in Hagerstown, the fifth such incident at a state prison in six months.
State police said the victim was a 22-year-old inmate at the Maryland Correctional...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of pro-gun activists again swarmed Annapolis on Tuesday in hopes of turning the tide against gun control.
Polls show that banning assault weapons and requiring a license to buy a handgun have broad support among Marylanders, but gun rights...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:06 PM
As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
The only thing colder and stiffer than the crowd bundled up near a Washington fountain early Saturday morning was a woodchuck standing on its hind legs on a small wooden platform.
Potomac Phil, you see, is stuffed. Or more precisely, taxidermied.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...