Local officials in Thurmont and elsewhere in Frederick County say they're losing hope that they'll be reimbursed for the cost of preparing for and hosting a summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations.
WASHINGTON — In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
A $60 billion emergency spending bill that would provide federal aid to states still recovering from Hurricane Sandy would guarantee additional money for Maryland and subtly change the way administration officials determine eligibility for disaster relief.
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cyber security plays in the state's economy.
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate from Perryville to Baltimore's Graceland Park in the coming months, as a division of the national service organization establishes its first urban campus.
Legislation to ban assault weapons like the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle used in the Newtown school massacre will be revived in Annapolis when the General Assembly convenes next month, according to leading lawmakers pushing to make the change.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski said the National Rifle Association must come to the table to discuss the tighter gun controls, as she works with President Barack Obama and her colleagues in Congress in the wake of the deadline Connecticut school shooting.
Granting an appeal by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the federal government on Friday reversed course and approved disaster aid for Somerset County residents who suffered damage from the remnants of Superstorm Sandy.
The owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill plan to raze the closed plant, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Thursday, as political leaders from Towson to Washington mourned the loss of a landmark that once employed tens of thousands.
State and local officials have returned to the Eastern Shore communities ravaged by Sandy's heavy rains and high winds to comb over the damage in hopes of appealing federal officials' decision to deny aid to Maryland.
Maryland's congressional delegation continued to pressure the Obama administration Friday to reconsider its decision to deny federal aid to Eastern Shore families affected by Hurricane Sandy as state leaders urged victims to report damage.
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland families impacted by Hurricane Sandy — calling on federal emergency officials to rethink the decision.
The Obama administration has denied Maryland's request for federal aid for hundreds of people on the Eastern Shore affected by last month's superstorm Sandy, prompting Gov. Martin O'Malley to vow Tuesday that he will appeal the decision.
By By John Fritze and Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun
Longtime magistrate judge Paul W. Grimm was promoted to a U.S. District Court judgeship in Maryland by a nearly unanimous confirmation vote in the Senate on Monday despite a backlog of nominations that has left dozens of vacancies on the federal bench.
A month after Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore, hundreds of Marylanders affected by the storm are waiting for the federal government to provide funding they can use to pay for housing and other living expenses.
Army veterans Dr. Charles E. Rath Jr. and Charles Shyab each earned the Bronze Star for their combat valor in battle, but neither soldier collected their medals. At a recent ceremony at Fort Meade, the two warriors, who served in battles worlds, and more than two decades apart, stood together and received the Bronze Star, one of the top medals awarded for valor and meritorious service.
Sister Louis Mary Battle, a medical administrator who was called the vision behind the expansion of care for the elderly, dementia patients and the dying at Stella Maris in Timonium, died of an autoimmune disease and osteoarthritis complications Friday at the institution where she worked for many years. She was 79.
Despite a multi-million dollar advertising blitz from one challenger and an aggressive grassroots campaign from another, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin remains among the safest incumbents in the nation as he runs this year for a second term, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun finds.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Sharp Street Memorial Church in Baltimore to honor the late state senator Clarence M. Mitchell III, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and many other local, state and national politicians.
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.