| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A group of do-gooders has picked Maryland as its test case for trying to make state and local government more transparent and participatory using technology, and they've already made some inroads in improving the way state and local laws are published...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act — and more recent efforts to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — underscores just how dramatically views on the divisive issue have changed...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:45 PM
This year's farm bill would have made substantive changes to nearly every commodity program operated by the federal government except the sugar program ("House again fails to pass farm bill," June 20). While an amendment offering modest reforms was...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The passage of sweeping immigration legislation would mean "everything" to the 16-year-old girl from El Salvador who can't forget the image of her father's arrest and subsequent deportation, nor her own fear of being unable to pursue her dreams without so...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Howard County Board of Education member Janet Siddiqui announced last week she is running for a seat in 2014 to represent District 13 in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Siddiqui, a Democrat, made the announcement June 15 before a group of nearly 100...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A 26-year-old Naval Academy graduate from Howard County who realized a long-held dream of becoming a Naval aviator was killed when the jet she was piloting crashed into a field outside Spokane, Wash.
Lt. j.g. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney and her two crew...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:42 AM
U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will host a public cancer awareness forum Tuesday at the East Baltimore Medical Center to provide information and resources to patients, supporters and survivors.
The 10:30 a.m. forum, "From Survive to Thrive: Equipping...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Rep. Donna Edwards, a Prince George's County Democrat, is again ranked among the most liberal members of the House of Representatives, according to an annual review of roll call votes by National Journal.
Edwards tied for first place in the rankings...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Lanny Gans had not heard, until she went to the Roland Park post office Wednesday, that the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service plans to end Saturday service in August, in an effort to save $2 billion a year..
"I hate to see anything like that...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead provided fresh fodder in Annapolis Wednesday for lawmakers debating whether to tighten Maryland's gun laws, with supporters saying the tragic incident gave them new resolve while...