President Barack Obama asked Congress Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to speed deportations.
Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure.
14 communities in north Baltimore have partnered to create the Baltimore Broadband Campaign. We want to demonstrate that, through the intelligent use of existing fiber infrastructure and the installation of new fiber where necessary, an economically viable, competitive broadband service is possible in the city. And it need not come from Comcast or Verizon: there are over 800 fiber optic providers of various types in the United States. Apparently, though, none have yet seen adequate economic
By By Philip Spevak and Stan Wilson and Anthony Gill
Maryland's congressional delegation was expected to coast to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the GOP nationally.
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into larger bodies of water, including the Chesapeake Bay.
Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.
Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar with the decision said Wednesday.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — who has gained a national reputation for welcoming Hispanic families to the city — joined a growing chorus of Maryland officials Tuesday raising concerns about a proposal to turn a vacant office building into a shelter for immigrant children.
By By John Fritze and Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun
Claude L. Callegary, a Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who had advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 in his sleep at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called on the Obama administration Thursday to turn its attention to two Marylanders who are being detained overseas and argued that the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raised significant questions for U.S. efforts to bring those men home.
Over the past quarter-century, veterans appropriations bills have been passed on schedule only three times. For the other 22 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has had to wait days, weeks and often months before knowing what its funding would be.
By By Lamarr Couser and Herbert S. Mason and Gary B. Vogt
After multiple failed attempts, the potato industry is once again leading a charge to allow white potatoes in WIC food packages, despite more than eight years of research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Institute of Medicine determining that WIC participants already consume enough potatoes in their diets. In a statewide survey among Maryland WIC participants, 15 percent of 6- to 8-month olds and 24 percent of 9- to 12-month olds consumed white potatoes, often French fries,
By By Renee E. Fox and Tina L. Cheng and Maureen Black
With the swearing-in last week of U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, more than half the federal district judges sitting in Maryland now are appointees of President Barack Obama, marking a generational shift that reflects the state's evolving legal culture.
The Social Security Administration has failed to establish an adequate process for handling discrimination claims from employees and has caused concerns about conflicts of interest in some of those cases, according to a scathing federal report obtained Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun.
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education helped America prevail in the Cold War and fueled prosperity.
Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday urged Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums.