| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
For 60 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a nonpolitical event where speakers put aside their earthly biases and focus on a Higher Authority. Last Thursday, President Obama departed from that tradition to claim the endorsement of Jesus for...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Five months ago, Howard County made waves in environmental circles throughout the state when it launched a new food scrap recycling pilot program.
Thousands of homeowners were urged to forgo the garbage disposal and the trash bin, and instead collect...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The multimillion-dollar contract to turn Maryland's travel plazas on Interstate 95 over to an out-of-state company is being challenged by a Bethesda-based firm that says the bidding process favored the eventual winner.
HMSHost has filed a protest with...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:44 AM
In case you missed it: There's a budding Internet company in our midst, right here in Bethesda, Md.
WeddingWire.com raised $25 million in equity financing as the Bethesda-based company strives to be the Yelp of weddings for brides, grooms and event...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:15 AM
As a parent of a child who will be entering the Maryland public school system next year, I was troubled to learn that some Maryland public schools are utilizing a program called PalmSecure to scan the palm and vein patterns of our children to pay for...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Maryland is throwing a business competition to encourage startups to take root in the state -- the event is called the Invest Maryland Challenge. The prizes total $300,000 in grants and business services.
So far, the competition has attracted 37...
| Jan 29, 2012
Last Tuesday, a Delaware state senate committee approved legislation to raise that state's minimum wage to $8.25 by 2014, making it $1 above the federal government's (and Maryland's) current standard. If the measure becomes law, the Diamond State would...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Actor Richard Belzer, longtime star of "Law & Order: SVU" -- or as Baltimore prefers, of "Homicide" -- hit Bethesda this weekend to promote his new book.
Belzer's latest project is "Dead Wrong," his examination of four 1960s assassinations -- President...
| May 5, 2012
A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotech firms — including many based in Maryland — hoping that Congress will deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year.
Lawmakers are proposing a 6...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Cary B. Beehler, a former Cross Keys sales associate and avid bird watcher whose travels took her all over the world in pursuit of her hobby, died May 7 from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The Blakehurst retirement community...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Dr. Bernard "Bernie" Kapiloff, a retired plastic surgeon who had also been the longtime publisher of the Montgomery County Sentinel as well as a civil rights activist and philanthropist, died Oct. 10 from complications of a stroke at Roland Park Place....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:10 AM
In the woods behind a Maryland City shopping center last week, volunteers were hard at work trapping members of one of the feral cat colonies in the Laurel region, kicking off a trap-neuter-return program months in the making.
The mass trap-neuter-...