A one-of-a-kind deal between the federal government and a cash-strapped Maryland university was supposed to deliver big benefits for both agencies. But interest so far has been minimal, with only about 300 federal workers nationwide signed up for online courses this summer. Advocates for the new program are not daunted.
The candidates running in Maryland's June 24 primary election are slowly beginning to embrace an increasingly sophisticated campaign technique known as micro-targeting that allows them to identify potential supporters and aim advertising — as well as personal contacts — directly at those individuals.
By By John Fritze and Catherine Rentz and The Baltimore Sun
With less than one month to go until the primary election, Anne Arundel County executive Republican candidate Steve Schuh has more than twice as much cash on hand than his rival, incumbent Laura Neuman.
More than 1,000 runners and dozens of power walkers descended on Canton Saturday morning to compete in the first annual Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7 K run, an event established to raise funds for those who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
Since 2010, about 400 Marylanders complained to state regulators about property damage they said utility companies or their contractors caused, from scratched driveways and dug-up lawns to fried appliances. Opportunities for more damage are poised to mount as electric and gas utilities pick up the pace of infrastructure work.
Netflix changed the way people rent movies. Amazon upended the big-box bookstore. Other online retailers have grabbed market share in niches as diverse as contact lenses and pet medications. Why not disposable razors? That's the question posed by a Catonsville-based firm — along with about half a dozen other online upstarts.
Marylanders, with the help of a catchy jingle and the Baltimore Ravens, will urge their peers to sign up for new health insurance coverage available through federal reforms in an advertising campaign launching this month, health officials said Tuesday.
The Democratic Governors Association is seeking a legal ruling that would allow it to expand its role in federal elections at a time when its chief fundraiser, Gov. Martin O'Malley, is considering a run for president, documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show.
Venture capitalists invested $318 million in young Maryland companies from April through June, an increase of 115 percent from the first quarter, according to a report released Friday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Four women were arrested and charged with prostitution this week after Howard County detectives responded to online ads and posed as potential customers or "johns," according a Howard County Police news release.
The arrest of Di Zhang of Jade Heart Health, a Towson, Md., massage parlor for prostitution and human trafficking highlights a problem that advocates say requires tougher penalties. Zhang had been arrested at least twice before, yet still was operating a brothel.
The directions to the alleged brothel told the men that if they saw a house with green awnings, they'd gone too far. But some of them apparently misunderstood; would-be customers have shown up for years at the nearby house in Towson.