| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Fresh off a tour of the corruption-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center, some lawmakers appear eager to hand the state corrections department a half-billion-dollar get out of jail free card, so to speak. Shocked by the antiquated structure, which dates...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:06 PM
United, D.C. reach pact on new $300M stadium
D.C. United executives and Washington officials have reached a preliminary $300 million deal to build a 20,000-seat stadium for the team on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington. The agreement,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Reservoir High School's Biyik Akinshemoyin became the Maryland State Boys Singles Champion in tennis. He also became the Howard County Boys Singles Champion, and Region V Boys Singles Champion for the third year in a row.
The 2013 spring semester at...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:01 AM
We're decades past the Cold War years when the two leading nuclear powers of the day, the United States and the Soviet Union, talked freely about their MAD strategies, which stood for Mutual Assured Destruction in any nuclear-weapons exchange.
Now, in a...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Maybe I took those high school civics classes too seriously, but isn't there something wrong when the running for and holding of political office is indistinguishable from the kind of reality shows that you hate-watch?
To wit: the tabloid heaven that...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Burleigh Manor Middle School sixth-grade teacher George McGurl says he can recall having an interest in science back in early middle school, and he says his sixth-grade teacher will back him up on that.
For good measure, McGurl summons Burleigh Manor...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Could "hope" be the next significant measure of a students' ability to succeed in school?
Montgomery County school officials think so.
According to a Washington Post story published Wednesday, the school district will be polling students in...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Lawyers for John Norman Huffington, a Bel Air man who was twice convicted of killing a young man and young woman in Harford County in 1981, will argue for his release from prison on Thursday while Huffington awaits a new trial, granted this spring on...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:07 AM
When a school hires a top assistant coach, they don't just hire an individual. They also hire a system -- a 3-4 in Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart's case -- and a network of contacts.
Former Houston defensive end Zeke Riser played for...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the world of public school reform these days, the "Common Core" is about as popular as the common cold. The Common Core is the name given to academic standards adopted in 45 states (including Maryland) plus the District of Columbia that raise the bar...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Here’s a roundup of what national media outlets are saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break. The Orioles have five players, including three starters, in Tuesday’s midsummer classic.
** Jon Morosi of FOX Sports writes about the...