| Jan 29, 2012
Last Tuesday, a Delaware state senate committee approved legislation to raise that state's minimum wage to $8.25 by 2014, making it $1 above the federal government's (and Maryland's) current standard. If the measure becomes law, the Diamond State would...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Open Table has announced its 2012 Diner's Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists, and nine Maryland restaurants are on it. That's a higher representation than any state but California.
The Maryland restaurants...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The multimillion-dollar contract to turn Maryland's travel plazas on Interstate 95 over to an out-of-state company is being challenged by a Bethesda-based firm that says the bidding process favored the eventual winner.
HMSHost has filed a protest with...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Five months ago, Howard County made waves in environmental circles throughout the state when it launched a new food scrap recycling pilot program.
Thousands of homeowners were urged to forgo the garbage disposal and the trash bin, and instead collect...
| May 5, 2012
A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotech firms — including many based in Maryland — hoping that Congress will deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year.
Lawmakers are proposing a 6...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:33 AM
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is advising consumers not to consume or purchase Trader Joe's brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt because of a potential link to a Salmonella outbreak.
The department said...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Cary B. Beehler, a former Cross Keys sales associate and avid bird watcher whose travels took her all over the world in pursuit of her hobby, died May 7 from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The Blakehurst retirement community...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics.
To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. says it is already having difficulty attracting bright, tech-savvy workers. The CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp. told Congress this month that his company could have to lay off thousands of employees.
They and other Maryland defense...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
For 60 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a nonpolitical event where speakers put aside their earthly biases and focus on a Higher Authority. Last Thursday, President Obama departed from that tradition to claim the endorsement of Jesus for...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:00 AM
NATIONAL HARBOR - Potomac Gourmet Market sits just a block away from MGM Resorts International's new visitor center at National Harbor.
It is one of dozens of local businesses that may be affected by the outcome of Question 7, the Maryland ballot item...