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
Del. Jon S. Cardin leads the Democratic field in the race for state attorney general, but the outcome remains far from settled because of a striking number of undecided voters and a well-funded challenger who is gaining ground, according to a new poll for 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.
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots.
Sen. Ben Cardin will join a congressional delegation headed to Ukraine this weekend to monitor the country's presidential election, which is taking place amid that country's tense standoff with Russia.
A bipartisan water transportation bill that would allow Maryland to unload tons of dredging material on Chesapeake Bay islands — an effort officials say is critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad support in the House of Representatives on Tuesday and is poised for final approval in the Senate.
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.
Del. Jon S. Cardin expressed remorse Thursday for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year, but said the votes he missed generally weren't close, and he needed to spend time with his pregnant wife and young daughter.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin met with members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday to bring attention to human rights abuses in Russia as well as his efforts to expand economic sanctions against top officials in the country.