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  • Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress

    Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress
    Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests. State officials, in plans to be...
  • Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests

    Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests
    Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The three...
  • Shown a drone, bosses sold on National Guard

    Shown a drone, bosses sold on National Guard
    In an aircraft hangar in Southern Maryland, a group of bosses dressed in slacks and polo shirts clustered around an RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft. Like excited schoolchildren, they peppered a Maryland National Guardsman with questions: How much does it...
  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • Assateague Seashore partially reopens after WWII ordnance is detonated

    Assateague Seashore partially reopens after WWII ordnance is detonated
    On a sizzling day, one of Maryland's premier summer getaways turned ghost town while an Army bomb squad exploded World War II-era munitions that had washed up at Assateague Island National Seashore. After two muffled explosions late Tuesday morning, a...
  • Staff members at Bond Mill Elementary retire [West Laurel]

    Summer is officially upon us though we have had a wet and rainy start. The West Laurel Swim Club is open for business. The water looks enticing and when it's not raining, it has been packed with families having a great time. Lots of summertime memories...
  • Meteorologists forecasting storm outbreak, with eye toward 2012 derecho

    Meteorologists forecasting storm outbreak, with eye toward 2012 derecho
    Forecasters are watching an expected outbreak of severe weather from Illinois to Maryland that some are likening to last June's derecho; one meteorologist predicted it would be a "multi billion dollar storm" causing massive power outages. Storms were...
  • Minor derecho, tornado outbreak cap active week of weather

    Minor derecho, tornado outbreak cap active week of weather
    A lightning strike injured a Cecil County zookeeper, half-dollar-sized hail fell in several counties and tornado sightings sent people scurrying for shelter from Rockville to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Yet the worst...
  • Delay in teacher evaluations possible

    Delay in teacher evaluations possible
    Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement. The new teacher evaluations — which...
  • Andrea, no longer tropical, dumping heavy rains Friday

    Andrea, no longer tropical, dumping heavy rains Friday
    Tropical Storm Andrea dropped several inches of rain on the Baltimore area Friday and could bring several inches more, causing some flooding and road closures. The rain started Thursday night, and is forecast to continue into early Saturday. As much...
  • Program gets kids off the couch and into the tent

    Long before Karoline Hurd became involved with the Great American Backyard Campout, she and her young children would pitch tents and make s'mores behind the family's suburban home. "That's not the norm anymore," said Hurd, the senior manager of...
  • St. Mary's College in turmoil

    St. Mary's College in turmoil
    St. Mary's College of Maryland, which for years has enjoyed a reputation as a gem among the state's public institutions, finds itself on the defensive as a projected admissions shortfall has come to light, the president has resigned and an outspoken...