| May 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday to reduce a backlog in veterans' claims and build a $120 million cybersecurity training facility at the Naval Academy.
The measures are part of a $72 billion bill that funds Veterans...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:41 AM
As Marylanders celebrate Memorial Day with ceremonies, parades, barbecues or other festivities, we owe it to ourselves to also remember the reason why this is a national holiday: It's a day to honor our fallen heroes — all those who made the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 AM
He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people.
The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing,...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The Social Security Administration has failed to establish an adequate process for handling discrimination claims from employees and has sparked concerns about conflicts of interest in some of those cases, according to a scathing federal report obtained...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector.
But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing.
Between 1992 and 2012, according...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Most of the experiences I have had in the Patuxent High School auditorium I hope to lock away in my memory banks forever. Last Saturday's contentious Public Service Commission hearing on the Dominion Cove Point expansion won't be one of them. The real...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Deborah Eisenberg started her law career as a litigator who loved the "thrill of the battle," standing up for the disadvantaged and less powerful. But when it comes to resolving disputes, sometimes she says it's better to talk it out.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:12 PM
A Naval Academy midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at an off-campus party asked a judge Friday to decide his fate instead of a jury in the trial that's being watched at the Annapolis institution and across the country as a bellwether of...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Life for high-ability and high-potential students in Maryland and the nation may be getting just a little bit brighter.
After years of being silent on the issue, the state now requires that local school districts identify and serve gifted students,...