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  • 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...
  • Solving the state's health disparities

    Solving the state's health disparities
    Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets. These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...
  • Golden Apple award recognizes city school volunteer

    Golden Apple award recognizes city school volunteer
    Cory McCray, whose children, ages 3 and 5, are too young to attend middle school, still spends many hours in the halls and classrooms of Northeast Middle School in Baltimore, where he volunteers. Recently, he helped the school start a student...
  • Virginia T. 'Ginny' Dobry, Patterson Park activist

    Virginia T. "Ginny" Dobry, a neighborhood activist who was also described as "Patterson Park's one-woman Welcome Wagon," died Sunday from a brain tumor at her North Kenwood Avenue home. She was 79. "Ginny was such a wonderful person. She made...
  • Maryland selects five health enterprise zones

    Maryland selects five health enterprise zones
    The O'Malley administration kicked off an effort to bring medical services to disadvantaged neighborhoods Thursday by designating the state's first five "health enterprise zones" created under a law passed last year. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who led...
  • State designates five 'health enterprise zones'

    State designates five 'health enterprise zones'
    The O'Malley administration launched an effort Thursday to bring medical services to disadvantaged neighborhoods by designating the state's first five "health enterprise zones" created under a law passed last year. One of the areas selected for such a...
  • In meningitis outbreak, fear lingers for patients with few answers

    In meningitis outbreak, fear lingers for patients with few answers
    A national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid killed two Marylanders. Nearly two dozen people living with the disease and hundreds of others who may have been exposed fear they may be next. Sheila Smelkinson began suffering in...
  • High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages

    High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages
    Central Maryland is under a high wind watch starting Saturday morning, with gusts expected to reach 60 mph during the day. The forecast prompted utility Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to warn of possible power outages. Rain is forecast to usher in the...
  • Forecasters eyeing severe storm risks Thursday, likely south of Baltimore

    Forecasters eyeing severe storm risks Thursday, likely south of Baltimore
    Forecasters are watching for development of potentially severe thunderstorms across Maryland late Thursday, though the strongest chances for severe weather were expected in Southern Maryland. Warming temperatures are expected to fuel the atmospheric...