| Apr 12, 2014
It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The next governor of Maryland has big shoes to fill. He or she will follow an administration that has made Maryland a model for effective, progressive governance. One of the candidates running for the position, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, has served as the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Baltimore Police are offering a reward in return for information in last week's killing of a talented, 17-year-old, soon-to-be Edmondson-Westside High School graduate who was trying to improve the community for his peers while eyeing a career in the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Aberdeen resident and longtime civil rights activist Janice Grant made a successful last-ditch effort to stop the city from demolishing her family's 84-year-old house, which she says is historically significant.
Grant rounded up supporters and got a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Aberdeen city officials say they are giving Janice Grant another chance to fix up her family's dilapidated home, which she says has historic value.
A court order staying the demolition of the boarded-up home, in the 400 block of Edmund Street, was set...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69.
"He always put the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Maryland lawmakers are poised to outlaw the shackling of pregnant inmates.
The proposed law would make it illegal to shackle incarcerated women while they are in labor, delivery and recovering from giving birth.
While legislative analysts said most...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:25 AM
"Ice skating has become the winter sport for Donleigh, now that the frozen flooded (purposely) field near the swimming pool offers a close, perfect opportunity. Several adults as well as children were seen...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The chiefs of Anne Arundel's fire and police departments told state lawmakers Friday that they're working to increase diversity within their ranks.
Police Chief Kevin Davis and Fire Chief Michael Cox outlined recruitment plans at the request of delegates...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a crime in Maryland under a law passed Monday and sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his expected signature.
Adults caught with less than 10 grams of pot will get a citation that will be treated...