Despite a ban on fracking within Maryland, Dominion Energy's new Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County has made the state a player in the global LNG market — with U.S. shale gas leaving through Maryland and arriving in countries all across the globe.
Corruption in the Baltimore Police Department today may hog the headlines. But back in the 1970s it was suburban public corruption, primarily in Baltimore County, that spurred the creation of the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor.
Veteran public corruption investigator James Cabezas, who retired last year from the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor, has written a memoir of a four-decade career taking on corrupt government employees and politicians.
Clement R. Mercaldo Sr., a retired Baltimore lawyer and former workmen's compensation commissioner who had been former Gov. Marvin Mandel's law partner, died TuesdayOCT16 from kidney failure at his Towson residence. He was 98.
Judge John C. Eldridge, who retired from the state Court of Appeals after a nearly three decade career, died July 27 from congestive heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The longtime Annapolis resident was 84.
Charles R. "Hap" Hazard, a former Baltimore Sun artist who was known for his pen and ink drawings that ranged from wildlife to city neighborhoods to detailed portraits of news makers, died TuesdayJAN23 from complications of diabetes at his Owings Mills home. He was 70
Looking back on Maryland's 2017 political season so far, the only players busier than the governor, legislators, Annapolis staffers, party operatives and political geeks like me were, unfortunately, prosecutors. This session of the Maryland General Assembly began and ended with high profile indictments for various alleged political crimes. Unfortunately, Maryland has been here many times before.
One night shortly before the presidential inauguration, when I couldn't fall asleep, instead of counting sheep, I decided to think through the list of presidents in my lifetime and consider their strengths and weaknesses. There were 13, to be exact, since I was born shortly before FDR died. As it turned out, President Obama was the only president whose immediate family and whose Cabinet had absolutely no scandals in office. No Iran Contra, no Watergate, no mistresses or other sex scandals, no
H. Grant Hathaway, former chairman and chief executive officer of the old Equitable Trust Co. who helped build Equitable Bancorporation into one of Baltimore's and the state's most successful banks, died Saturday of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease at his Ruxton home. He was 89.
W. Dale Hess, a Harford County businessman who rose to majority floor leader in the Maryland House of Delegates and was later convicted — then cleared — on charges in a federal political probe during the Gov. Marvin Mandel administration, died of cancer complications Saturday at his Fallston home. He was 86.
John Paterakis, the multimillionaire risk-taking baker who built his H&S Bakery into the largest privately owned in the country, redeveloped Harbor East, and made governors and mayors his political beneficiaries, died Sunday. He was 87.
Geraldine "Gerry" Aronin, former deputy secretary of the state Department of Human Resources who worked tirelessly to help the less fortunate and women who were victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, died Sept. 27 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her Canton Cove home. She was 90.
Name a real estate development in Baltimore and the odds are good that attorney Stanley S. Fine has worked on it. In his nearly 40-year career, the 72-year-old Baltimore native has become one of a handful of go-to lobbyists for development work, adept at navigating city bureacracy and treading the fine line between business and politics.
Judge Frank E. Cicone, former chief administrative judge for the Baltimore County Circuit Court, who enjoyed mentoring lawyers and judges, died Thursday from congestive heart failure at Greater Baltimore medical Center. He was 95.
Since 1987, we have had President Reagan, President Bush (the elder), two terms of President Clinton, two terms of President Bush (the younger) and two terms of President Obama. During all that time, Thomas V. "Mike" Miller has presided over the Maryland State Senate.
The biggest bill in Maryland history is about to clear the Senate, and it doesn't change a single policy. The first full rewrite of the state's liquor laws since Prohibition is the final step in a project started under Gov. Marvin Mandel to condense and organize the state's laws.
One of the bills the General Assembly will consider and probably enact during the 2016 session, which begins Wednesday, is a simplification and reorganization of all the Maryland statutes dealing with alcoholic beverages. The enactment of this statute will mark the culmination of a 45-year effort begun by Marvin Mandel to reorganize, streamline and recodify all of the statutes of Maryland
On Sept. 6, Cal Ripken Jr. celebrated the 20th anniversary of his 2,131 consecutive game record that was set in 1995. He appeared at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen for an interview on "The Streak" with Rob Long of 105.7 FM The Fan.
Maryland's government bureaucracy and the service it provides are a bit of a mess. At least that's the conclusion from a state commission that says the state suffers from a "convoluted" structure and a need to interact better with its citizens.