| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:52 AM
There was much economic news last week, almost all of it bad, making it a rough September to be president of the United States — or on the unemployment line. At this rate, Barack Obama may get an opportunity to see both sides of that particular...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 2:33 PM
The achievement gap among Howard County students is steadily closing, school officials have reported.
At a legislative breakfast with members of the Board of Education, County Council and county delegates, Clarissa Evans, executive director of school...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Poverty, undereducation and disconnectedness to society beget exactly those same things — a problem that has stymied policymakers since the advent of public education, which was supposed to be the solution. Four centuries of publicly funded...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I have no beef with the student Republicans.
Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday night that two Maryland congressmen — one Democrat, one Republican — have asked him to make "substantial" changes in the state's proposed new political map.
O'Malley spoke after back-to-back meetings in...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:14 AM
Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity.
Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 8:00 AM
At a tidy jail in Frederick County, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and his deputies have helped federal authorities identify nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants for deportation in the past three years.
In a renovated mansion in Prince George's County, Casa de...
| Aug 29, 2007
It's the kind of statistic that makes politicians and economic development gurus cheer: Maryland ranked as the richest state in the nation last year, according to estimates released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The state's proximity to...
| Dec 7, 1997
This dusty, dingy corner of South Texas is a near-perfect place to carry on a dirty job like ship scrapping.Here along the Rio Grande, in a region that has the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line of any American metropolitan area,...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 12:33 PM
A long-term study shows that Latinos have a much higher rate of certain vision disorders. Now, on the heels of the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study, free eye health screenings will be offered in the city.
The EyeSmart EyeCheck screening targeting Latinos was...
| Sep 7, 2010
Asian Americans typically have the lowest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in the United States. But in this weak labor market, once they lose their jobs, they have an especially hard time reentering the labor force, data show.
In July, nearly...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicity has found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring,...