| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.
The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:25 AM
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners has $200,000 in its fiscal year 2014 budget allocated for economic hardships facing local municipalities that were caused by unfunded state mandates.
How, or even if, the board will use those funds this year...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced Wednesday that it has established a program that will do in-depth scientific research on the brain.
The hope is that research done from the Brain Science Research Consortium Unit can help in the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition.
This has earned...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Stephanie Todd, 8, smiled broadly as she talked about the pink telescope that sits in her home. But she's even more excited about the opportunity to look through a telescope that has some history.
"The first thing I'm going to look for is [the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Several times in the last few months I've walked around Springfield Cemetery with Claudia Carman, a ninth grader from Glenelg High School, and her mother Karen.
We were looking for specific gravestones to photograph for Find A Grave, which is a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Barry Considine still has to buy marijuana illegally, as he has since he first asked around a biker bar for it to help treat his post-polio syndrome. Ken Kopper still fears another possession arrest for using it to ease chronic pain resulting from a...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Under Armour finished 2013 with "eye-popping" quarterly results that beat sales and profit expectations and sent its stock price surging Thursday nearly $20 a share to over $100.
Shares in the Baltimore-based apparel and footwear brand rose $19.54 each...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:45 PM
An astronomy observatory is among the new additions coming to Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville.
The observatory is part of the Howard Astronomical League’s public outreach efforts to encourage the community to learn more about astronomical...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I believe that all high school educators recognize the importance of challenging our very best students, while simultaneously helping them develop the critical thinking, written and oral communication skills and habits of mind needed for success in today'...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:10 AM
For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But satellite data provided only a partial picture of what's happening in this remote region of the globe.