A community group based in North Baltimore has attracted more than 900 supporters and nearly $17,000 in donations to the Baltimore Broadband Coalition, which seeks to attract broadband investment here.
The second televised in the race for governor will be aired Monday. Democrat Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan have given a number of clues about what to expect. Here are five things to keep in mind while watching.
Democrat Anthony G. Brown holds a modest lead over Republican Larry Hogan in the race for governor, but many Maryland voters have not firmly made up their minds and the outcome is far from certain, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun. The poll by OpinionWorks of Annapolis found Brown leading Hogan 49 percent to 42 percent.
Maryland's proposed licensing fees for growing and selling medical marijuana are among the highest in the nation, prompting some advocates to warn that the steep upfront costs could drive off applicants, potentially limiting access for tens of thousands of state residents. Others, though, say the fees are unlikely to scare off many entrepreneurs drawn by the chance to get in on the ground floor of a growing industry.
Even with high local unemployment rates in Baltimore and signals from port officials that growth in cargo is likely in coming years, barriers to new truck drivers entering the field have hobbled the industry's efforts to rebuild since the recession, which thinned trucker ranks as cargo volumes diminished, Huesman, Gaumer and others in the industry say.
More than five years into the economic recovery, many households in Maryland still aren't feeling the lift. Overall personal income — which includes wages, investment income and payments from programs such as Social Security — grew an estimated 1 percent in the second quarter of 2014 in Maryland, compared to 2.5 percent in the U.S. as a whole.
Domestic violence prevention programs are far from the rule in many workplaces, and the House of Ruth of Maryland is hoping that might begin to change with the help of a partnership formed with the Baltimore Ravens in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal.
Some small businesses in Maryland will see small drops in health insurance premiums next year, while others will pay as much as 11 percent to cover their workers, according to rates released by state regulators Friday.
It's hard to avoid concluding that the confidentiality clause in Baltimore police brutality settlements is meant to protect those who govern the city, rather than those in whose name the city is governed. And in this regard — as, alas, in so many others — Baltimore embodies in an acute form one of the country's broader failures: the lack of accountability among our leaders for their extensive misbehavior.
Harford County residents have had opportunities during recent days to meet members of their local fire companies as part of a wider effort by public safety organizations across the nation to promote fire prevention and safety.
"I want you to feel like you're in a friend's home while you're here," Belinda Young said of her new store, Chosen Books and Gift Boutique, at 509-B Main St. The boutique will also host reading events for local singers, poets, artists, church groups, civic groups and private book clubs for people of all ages.
To celebrate the revitalization of Main Street and the turning of the seasons, the Sykesville Main Street Association has made preparations for the annual Fall Festival, one of the town's largest events of the year.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering implementing an independent panel of outside experts to advise the league on whether to place NFL players or other NFL employees on paid leave while their legal situations are pending in the court system.
When Paul Mueller — a custom home builder and developer — decided to renovate an historic building in Sykesville at the start of 2013, he knew it could be a lengthy process. A year and a half later, he is still working on gaining final approval and permits from multiple agencies, he said.
Mary Veiga practices the art of deception -- but only in the most respectable of ways. Since 1995, she has been plying her skills in decorative painting, which includes murals, faux finishing and trompe l'oeil for homeowners and businesses.
Children lacking summer enrichment can experience learning loss of as much as 30 percent compared to those who do have enrichment-filled summers. These children need to return to school sooner rather than later, because for many families school provides the most constructive enrichment to which they have access.
Last weekend and Monday, Howard Countians heard from candidates in two new settings, at forums hosted by the African American Coalition of Howard County and the Howard County chapter of the League of Women Voters.
EBay Inc. plans next year to spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, giving in to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument for a leaner company better equipped to compete in the competitive mobile payments market.
By By Supantha Mukherjee and Deepa Seetharaman and
Industry growth and a tide of employee retirements in Baltimore's transportation sector will create or leave open thousands of jobs by 2020, but local job seekers aren't prepared to fill them, according to a study released Monday by the Opportunity Collaborative.
The Maryland Education Credit, which was not brought to a vote last year, would attract critical financial assistance for lower- and middle-income Pre-K to 12th grade students at both public and nonpublic schools by awarding up to $15 million in education tax credits for business donations that help students pay for tutoring, tuition, supplies, transportation and special needs services.
A Japanese-backed proposal to build a high-speed magnetic levitation or "maglev" train that could cut commutes between Baltimore and Washington to under 15 minutes will have to overcome a stack of obstacles that have derailed similar efforts.
Republican Larry Hogan says the main thing needed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is to get other states to stop sending sediment pollution down the Susquehanna River. Democrat Anthony Brown and most scientists say the problem is more complicated than that.
Maryland is expected to take in $405 million less than previously expected over this year and next, largely as a result of sluggish job growth, stagnant incomes and a weak housing market, state fiscal officials reported Wednesday.