| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The U.S. Justice Departmenthas opened an investigation of possible racial discrimination in hiring at the Baltimore County police and fire departments, according to correspondence between the agency and the county.
The Justice Department's Civil Rights...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:30 PM
College Park — Howard County has about 8,000 fewer young adults than 10 years ago, according to the U.S. Census. And some officials believe the county's high living costs may be the reason.
The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning used...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:03 PM
The culmination of the Carroll County Redistricting Committee's three months of deliberation and public input will be presented to the county's delegation to Annapolis on Dec. 13 as part of legislators' annual review of pending issues for the upcoming...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Carroll County's Delegation to Annapolis was presented this week with a pre-holiday wish list of proposed legislation — some old, some new — to introduce during the 2012 General Assembly.
At a hearing on Dec. 13 at the County Office Building...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Jessica Port and Virginia Anne Cowan had settled on San Francisco as the place to turn their two-year engagement into a marriage, taking advantage of an opportunity in 2008 for same-sex couples to wed there.
They flew from their home in the District of...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Hurricane season may still be months away, but the threat of flooding is already on the rise in Maryland, as documented by the latest reports on climate change released this week. Rising sea levels have raised the risk of coastal flooding, particularly...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:28 AM
The newest advance at Howard County General Hospital is neither a large and expensive medical device nor an improvement in surgical procedures, but rather a computer screen — and a service — that allows medical providers and patients to...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Few people, from politicians to commenters on Facebook, expressed surprise when The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that the city’s population has continued on a downward trajectory.
Some did wonder, though, whether the minuscule number of people...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Great numbers of girls and women suffer from the impacts of a negative body image, including, for example, health concerns such as eating disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health, referring to the results of the National Comorbidity Study...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Growing Baltimore's population will take much more than lowering property taxes, said organizers and participants at the Greater Homewood Community Corp.'s fifth annual Neighborhood Institute.
"We need to turn renters into homeowners. And buy art!"...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Voter turnout, like the rain, was a pretty steady trickle on Saturday, as people made their way to the Towson University Administration Building for the first day of early voting in Maryland's 2012 primary election.
"There's no throng, but it's been...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:24 PM
It is a story about faith, friendship — and perhaps a little fantasy. It is about three people whose ages span 30 years, but whose careers and experiences led them to find this historic town on Maryland's Eastern Shore as the perfect spot to start...