| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:25 AM
After contract negotiations dragged into the summer last year, the Howard County Education Association and Board of Education agreed that negotiations should begin two months earlier this year to prevent another drawn-out process.
That hasn't exactly...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
An alarming spike in heroin and other drug overdose deaths in Maryland has prompted what the state's health secretary calls an "all hands on deck" effort to investigate and treat addiction.
The number of drug- and alcohol-related deaths in Maryland...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Primary races settled this week reflect the underlying divide in the Maryland's minority party, pitting Republicans who stand on conservative principle against those who are willing to be more pragmatic as the underdogs in a blue state.
In some cases...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
More than 46,500 ballots were cast in the first three days of early voting in the Maryland gubernatorial primary, according to the State Board of Elections.
The bulk of those came in the first two days, on Thursday and Friday, when 20,382 ballots and 17,...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
A $1 million investment from a state economic development fund, which officials called the largest in the fund's history, is luring software company Salsa Labs and its 50 employees to Maryland.
Salsa, which helps nonprofits carry out online fundraising...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Maryland's Democratic and Republican contenders for governor are sparing no effort to pull every last supporter to the polls Tuesday in a primary for which many voters aren't ready.
Likely voters can expect a barrage of phone calls and a flood of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:43 AM
It's one of those scenarios that would be hard to believe in a movie.
As John Waters embarked on the cross-country hitchhiking trip that is memorialized in his recently published book, "Carsick," a 20-year-old Tea Party-affiliated legislator from...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening.
The heat index hit 105 degrees by 2 p....
| May 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
David R. Brinkley has no problem with being called an establishment Republican. He's the party's leader in the Maryland Senate, a master of the state budget process and a pragmatist adept at bringing tax dollars back from Democratic-dominated Annapolis to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:47 PM
To become licensed as a nurse, a social worker or even to drive around dead bodies in Maryland, a criminal background check is required.
But not to get a doctor's license.
Instead, the state Board of Physicians asks would-be doctors to voluntarily...
| Jun 14, 2014
The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Flood warnings are in effect across the region through Friday afternoon, though rain tapered off by midday.
A coastal flood advisory is in effect along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, with high tides expected to be 2 feet above normal Friday...