Annapolis Ambitions Kevin Kamenetz says he’s got what it takes to unseat Gov. Larry Hogan

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz says he has been preparing for this moment his entire political career. From Johns Hopkins University undergraduate to the University of Baltimore School of Law to Baltimore City assistant state’s attorney to Baltimore County councilman to county executive, Kamenetz has moved deliberately, always building credentials for the next step. Now,… Read More

Possible Anchors Surface for Future Mall Development

Although the Owings Mills Mall was demolished last year to make way for much-anticipated redevelopment, there’s no official word yet on what will occupy the 1-million-square-foot space. Kimco Realty Corp., owner of the mall property, is overseeing an estimated $108 million overhaul of what will once again become known as the Owings Mills Town Center…. Read More

‘Call for Unity’ Rally Features Father of Fallen Soldier, Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier and immigrant who created media buzz when he condemned Donald Trump last year at the Democratic National Convention, spoke out for the rights of immigrants at Patriot Plaza in Towson on Wednesday. Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, delivered an impassioned 20-minute speech… Read More

Vicki Almond, Jim Brochin Tackle Campaign Contribution Issues

Members of the Baltimore County Council are scheduled to vote on two bills Monday proposed by Councilwoman Vicki Almond that aim to improve government transparency and accountability. Almond, a Reisterstown Democrat, is seeking to prohibit all campaign contributions during the county’s Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) — the time during which the county addresses rezoning… Read More

Baltimore City Council Says ‘Yes’ to Paris Climate Pact

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, the Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously voted 14-0 to pass a resolution to support the international agreement. The resolution, introduced by Councilman Zeke Cohen (D-District 1), outlines a pledge from the city to fight “practices that disrupt shortsighted… Read More

Maryland Del. Dana Stein Pushes For Climate Action

Maryland Del. Dana Stein plans to submit a bill that would require the state to join the United States Climate Alliance, a group staunchly opposed to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. While Gov. Larry Hogan has so far declined to bring Maryland into the alliance, Stein (D-District 11) told… Read More

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Vows to Combat Climate Change

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has pledged to meet the greenhouse gas reductions outlined in the Paris climate agreement, after President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing the United States from the pact. Kamenetz is among 1,219 elected and college officials and other leaders from across the nation who have signed the “We Are Still… Read More