Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this session to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently dangerous. The Maryland General Assembly, which last year failed to pass compromise legislation to address the issue, will have another chance to bring certainty and protection to dog bite victims and dog owners.
Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement.
In addition to performing her daily duties in the office of Laurel City Council Clerk Kim Rau, which includes performing social media tasks and administrative support, Ana Navarro, who speaks fluent Spanish, is often tapped to leverage her language skills in service of the city's booming Hispanic population.
With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine just doesn't work for me.
News that data from about 40 million credit and debit cards might have been stolen from Target shoppers during the holiday season has many unnerved. We talked the Identity Theft Resource Center, about how to determine whether you have been affected and how protect yourself if you have.
I agree with Sherman Howell, "Nelson Mandela showed powerfully how one person can improve the world" [Dec. 12], but I think that it could serve a useful purpose to point out that, as far as the current adulation of Mandela by the U.S. is concerned, it was not ever thus.
On the one year anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their desire to make noise about the issue of gun violence in America.
By By Carrie Wells and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
The reality, however, is that this arrangement is probably no more permanent than any other organizational arrangement made in local or regional health care in the past 50 to 100 years, which is to say not very permanent at all.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy debates. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to engage with Sen. Ted Cruz on Obamacare.
Nelson Mandela's death has prompted many to reflect on how his words and brave actions would inspire them in their own efforts to fight racial inequality and to repeal the death penalty, which Mandela himself once faced.
Scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. American Express launched the initiative four years ago to help small shops compete with national chains and online sellers during the traditional kickoff weekend to the holiday retail season.
More than 300 residents flocked to a village board meeting at the Other Barn in Oakland Mills this week to oppose the Howard County Housing Commission's $39.5 million purchase of the Verona Apartments located near the village center.
Del. Heather R. Mizeur said Wednesday that she has chosen the Rev. Delman Coates — the pastor of a large church in Prince George's County — as her running mate in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique and, at worst, insubordinate."