WASHINGTON — Carroll County officials voiced swift opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential a shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals.
By By John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames and Baltimore Sun Media Group
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris, the state's sole Republican in Congress, vowed Friday to use his position on the House Appropriations Committee to block any effort by the federal government to set up a shelter for immigrant children in Carroll County.
President Barack Obama asked Congress Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to speed deportations.
New skatepark in Hampden, which draws about 100 people a day, many from out of town, holds its grand opening May 3. It's a big day for them, and for Stephanie Murdock, who raised money for seven years, and for the owners of Vu, a skateboard shop that opened on Falls Road around the corner from the skatepark.
Harford County is close to receiving elusive state authority to levy a tax on hotel and motel room rentals, thanks to a backdoor legislative tactic deployed by the leader of the Maryland Senate, with the blessing of a leading candidate for county executive.
The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has been placed on paid leave indefinitely as Baltimore's inspector general investigates allegations that the department made payments to contractual employees for work they may not have performed, officials said Tuesday.
Baltimore's inspector general will begin an immediate investigation into allegations that information technology subcontractors were paid without performing any work for the city or received payment long after a contract was complete, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues from Baltimore harbor dredging to pre-school classrooms to the Eastern Shore's poultry industry.
Three years after touting his medical background as he campaigned for Congress, Rep. Andy Harris is emerging as a top spokesman in opposition to Obamacare — and taking on other health policy issues as well.
Groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of park for skateboarders, partially funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation. The facility, funded partly by Baltimore City, will be built in Roosevelt Park in Hampden. The community of skateboarders in the area is expected to turn out in force to celebrate the start of the park, which is spearheaded by Stephanie Murdock, coincidentally an aide to City Council member Mary Pat Clarke.
Allegations that a cabal of Black Guerrilla Family gang members effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center have prompted a rare out-of-session legislative hearing on the state's prison system.
WASHINGTON — In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: A significant increase in campaign cash.
Long-held dreams of freshly painted walls, hallways bathed in natural light and classrooms buzzing with technology are moving closer to reality in Baltimore City, as school communities wait with cautious optimism as a financial plan to overhaul the district's buildings faces its final hurdle.
An ambitious, $2.6 million plan to renovate the Havre de Grace opera house on Union Avenue would include joining the former city hall building with the neighboring firehouse, installing a first floor theater and making the entire building accessible to handicapped people.
One day after his death, Richard Dixon, 74, was the subject of tributes and accolades sweeping across all of Carroll County — where he was born, raised, built a family and served his community as a school board member, state delegate and Maryland treasurer.