| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Latinos have for years made up one of the largest and fastest-growing groups in the country.
They have also long been one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the federal workplace.
Now a new effort is underway — at the highest...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:36 AM
It all began when Spanish teacher Melynda Velez noticed some Hispanic students were falling behind in their studies in the local schools.
"I was going and translating for Harford County Public Schools and while I was doing it, I was noticing all these...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Memorial Day quickly appears this weekend. All of the snow and ice of the winter has now become a distant memory and "fun in the sun" soon empties the cold and dreary memories.
Congratulations to all of this year's graduates. Two hold a special place...
| 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-...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Cornell Brooks is inheriting the leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at a time when the nation's oldest civil rights organization is experiencing a resurgence of influence and membership in its long struggle for...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Thirty-five state lawmakers on Thursday issued a statement condemning Del. Jon S. Cardin for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year.
"As members of the Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate, we must comment on the recent...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:02 AM
A 60-second radio spot by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler criticizes Maryland's online health insurance exchange — and by extension Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, his rival in the Democratic campaign for governor.
What the ad says: The ad begins...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For Laurel police Maj. Robert Althoff, it's not his commitment to traditional police work that sets him apart, it's his dedication to community. More specifically, his commitment to victims of domestic violence.
"Major Althoff has always had a passion...
| May 4, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Richard Lee Floyd Sr. went to the Southeast Anchor Library on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday, walking on a cane and two prosthetic legs, in hopes of part-time work, something to supplement his Social Security disability check, and occupy his days.
"I want to...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
President Barack Obama's recent grant award to three Prince George's county schools for the development of student apprenticeship programs in high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries, is a sign of a paradigm shift in...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Come one, come all! The Bond Mill PTO Carnival is Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a huge West Laurel event and everyone is invited to join the fun. There are rides and games with awesome prizes for the youngsters and plenty of gift...