| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one.
The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The state has resolved the nine "major issues" preventing its glitch-ridden health exchange from working, officials said Saturday, a milestone Gov. Martin O'Malley has framed as key to boosting the low enrollment in insurance plans offered under the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
With the 2014 general election almost exactly one year away, at least five of Maryland's gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate environmental issues for the first time tomorrow in Annapolis. No doubt questions will range from smart growth to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Turning up the heat on local politicians over a contentious stormwater fee, Maryland officials warned Carroll County that it faces fines of up to $10,000 per day for refusing to impose the mandatory pollution cleanup charge, and cautioned two other...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Harford County could face stiff fines and other enforcement actions from the state and federal governments if county officials repeal a local stormwater management fee, also known as the "rain tax," the state government's top environmental official warned...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County.
And he finds it...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:46 AM
A student life counselor and overnight aide supervising deaf children at the Maryland School for the Deaf groped two of his young charges, a Howard County jury found Wednesday.
Clarence Cepheus Taylor III, a 38-year-old deaf man who had worked at the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Representatives from the Maryland Health Connection will be visiting Carroll County CVS stores and libraries over the next three weeks to discuss health care options for uninsured residents.
The Maryland Health Connection, established through the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:10 AM
A three-vehicle collision with injury in Elkridge on MD 100 West past U.S. 1 has closed the westbound right traffic lane and westbound right shoulder at 8:47 a.m. on Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
DOT also reported at around...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:08 AM
When the Irish-born novelist Colum McCann sits before a blank page, he launches himself into a vast, empty space. He's surrounded by fog on all sides, so he can't tell if his vehicle is right side up or upside down. The craft he's maneuvering is clunky,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Baltimore was among just 25 cities in the country to receive top marks for LGBT equality in a new study of municipalities released by the Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday.
The study, known as the Municipality Equality Index, rated 291 cities across...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns — a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers...