| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:37 AM
One photograph shows a beaming father with three children ages 12 to 16. The next frames a proud dad holding a squirming, diapered baby with a 3-year-old next to him. A third reveals a father with tears streaming down his face, embracing two teenagers....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Linda Fletcher lives in fear of reliving a nightmare: a son dying from a heroin overdose.
Her son Kris Klipner succumbed to the drug in 2007. He was 28.
Klipner's half-brother battles the same kind of depression as Kris. He suffers the same heroin...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:45 AM
I was very much offended by Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff's statement in The Sun, "I have learned from this mistake." Have you? ("Huff pleads guilty to DUI, says he's 'learned from this mistake,'" April 18).
Eighteen years ago Mr. Huff pleaded...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Lawmakers in Annapolis rejected a bill this year that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but prosecutors in Baltimore City are already ahead of the curve in treating the offense as a public health issue rather than...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:53 PM
As the federal government shifts its drug control strategy toward drug treatment and education initiatives, the U.S. drug czar said Wednesday at an event in Baltimore that he plans to emphasize the expansion of drug courts to divert nonviolent offenders...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Gun control doesn't stop bombings, and it doesn't prevent violent people from buying nails, BBs or pressure cookers. While I am supportive of gun control — and applaud Maryland for being one of the few states taking a strong stance on gun possession...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:04 AM
The new Ravens owner was sitting on stage at the Inner Harbor, and looking quite uncomfortable. On Nov. 6, 1995, Art Modell announced that he was moving the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore, and while local politicians couldn't hide their enthusiasm,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:19 AM
It doesn't take a football fan to feel good about the Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl. As thousands gather Tuesday morning for a victory parade through the streets of Charm City, let us take stock of just what an extraordinary moment this is....
| Jun 23, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Mary Pat Seurkamp has heard it from any number of students and professors over the years, and she knows exactly what they mean. Because she too felt at home the moment she set foot on the campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University.
"You can't put your...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs.
Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Standing under a stormy sky, Bill Stankiewicz got chills as he looked toward the old brick building that once housed the Catholic Community middle school in South Baltimore.
"It's kind of creepy," he said, rubbing goose bumps along his forearms. He hadn'...