| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:08 AM
Days after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Howard County government and school officials announced the convening of a task force aimed at making schools safer.
Now, Howard County Public School System staff have...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Maryland's gun control debate drew more than 2,000 people to Annapolis on Friday as the House of Delegates took up the governor's bill to ban the sale of assault weapons and impose some of the nation's strictest licensing requirements.
People arrived as...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:17 PM
All Havre de Grace schools will have a school resource officer through the end of the school year.
After a split vote on the issue last time, the Havre de Grace City Council unanimously approved another budget amendment Tuesday night granting $63,200...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:23 PM
ANNAPOLIS - Hundreds of gun rights advocates rallied outside the State House on Wednesday in opposition to new gun control measures proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
As O’Malley testified in favor of new gun restrictions before the Senate...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In December, a young man in Newtown, Conn., killed 20 small children and seven adults, including his mother, and then committed suicide. This tragic massacre has prompted legislators to reexamine firearms laws and quickly propose legislation that might...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 10:54 AM
The biggest flaw of democracy is that politicians would say anything and do anything to fool the "majority." If you subscribe to the concept that smartest constituents constitute top 10 percent or so, democratically elected politicians represent the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:48 PM
President Barack Obama used the first State of the Union address of his second term to try to breathe new life into his economic agenda, reviving modest measures to spur growth and trying to create fresh momentum in the all-but-stagnant talks over deficit...
| Feb 15, 2013
The anticipated verbal duel Tuesday evening between President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida -- the former in his State of the Union address and the latter in the official Republican response -- was an obvious mismatch. It...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
After the 2012 mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia created...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
PRATT, Kan. America will elect two Congresses this fall, particularly in the House of Representatives.
That's because there are two Americas doing the voting: one hunkered down in redder-than-ever Republican districts that send partisan Republican...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When visitors walked up the front door at many of the school buildings in Carroll County on the first day of classes, they were met with a newly installed multi-layer security system designed to keep students safer.
About 20 schools across the...