DC, Virginia Continue to Spurn Gaming As Casino Numbers Explode

With casino approvals expanding down the East Coast into the Mid-Atlantic, two jurisdictions remain resistant to their financial allure – D.C. and Virginia – and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.

DC, Virginia Continue to Spurn Gaming, As Casino Numbers Explode

Neither Virginia nor the District of Columbia has any intention of following Maryland by opening an actual casino.

Officials Call National Harbor a Success, But Some Ask Where the Life Is

What struck Boston resident Karen Manikowski on her first trip to National Harbor recently was the mint condition the complex was in. Everything from the buildings to the sidewalks were clean and kempt. While this may be due to the diligent efforts of the staff, it may also have something to do with the lack of foot traffic.

Franchot Says Shop Locally This Holiday Season

State Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Bethesda Wednesday, urging Marylanders to step away from their computers and shop locally this holiday season.

Maryland Online Sales Tax Ignored by Enforcers, Customers

As Marylanders join millions of others nationwide in the computer shopping blitz that’s become known as Cyber Monday, they should think about this: If they paid the sales tax they owe to the state for such purchases, Maryland would be $200 million richer.

Haven’t Started Holiday Shopping Yet? You’re In the Minority

Christmas came to Target just three weeks after Labor Day this year, in what has become a new standard for retailers of pushing the winter holiday to the brink of summer.

Far Western Maryland Suffers From Sandy

As all eyes were turned to the coast after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc there, Garrett County suffered from the storm’s aftermath quietly without attention until Thursday when the governor came to town.

As Sandy Approaches, Battle Over Trees Wages On

Power providers have targeted trees in their efforts to keep the lights on. However, conservation groups see these towering timbers as crucial to the environment. Hurricane Sandy may just add fuel to the debate.

Backers Gird for Purple Line Funding Battle

Prince George’s County, state and local officials called for Purple Line funding Thursday, saying the county is ready to make the rail line a reality once it finds a way to pay the hefty price tag.

Scooter Riders Raise Questions About Eye-Protection Law

A new law requiring motor scooter and moped users to wear helmets and eye protection has riders confused as to what should be shielding their eyes.