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  • Randy Edsall on Penn State's James Franklin: 'Talk is cheap'

    Randy Edsall on Penn State's James Franklin: 'Talk is cheap'
    Last month, former Maryland assistant and current Penn State football coach James Franklin came to the area and declared the Nittany Lions would treat Maryland as its home state — even though it’s already someone else’s home state....
  • SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland

    SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland
    Maryland will receive $33 million from a nearly $1 billion joint state-federal settlement reached with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. over past problems with its mortgage servicing and foreclosure procedures, the Maryland Attorney General's office announced...
  • Two Md. teacher prep programs ranked among best in nation

    Two Md. teacher prep programs ranked among best in nation
    Two of Maryland's teacher preparation programs were ranked among the best in the country in the second annual report released today by a national research advocacy group. The National Council on Teacher Quality ranked McDaniel College 19th best in the...
  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
  • Marriotts Ridge High School student named Presidential Scholar

    Marriotts Ridge High School senior Tianhao Gao approached taking the SAT with one primary objective: score well enough to prevent needing to take it a second time. To say she accomplished that goal is an understatement. The Ellicott City resident, who...
  • Trivia Night trend takes over Towson-area restaurants for mid-week fun

    Trivia Night trend takes over Towson-area restaurants for mid-week fun
    Mid-week socializing used to involve bowling shoes or secret handshakes. Now bowling leagues and fraternal associations have some serious competition. Trivia Night. The Towson area is home to more than 20 of them. For two hours a week, at restaurants...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • Havre de Grace has lots of ways to celebrate Mom

    Happy Mother's Day, dear readers, If you are a mom or a grandmother, you hopefully will celebrate Sunday surrounded by loved ones. Mother's Day is the single most popular day to dine out – how about a Havre de Grace restaurant – or make long...
  • Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]

    Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]
    Baltimore is in many respects a charming city, with its row houses, historic neighborhoods and miles of waterfront. But our city also has a not-so-charming problem with trash. And a major contributor is the plastic bags that pollute the landscape....
  • Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again

    Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again
    A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....
  • 60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools

    60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools
    At 16, Dorant Wells has experienced the complexities of what Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation ruling, has wrought: He attended a middle school full of students of different colors and nationalities, but one where he sometimes...
  • Bag the bag tax

    Bag the bag tax
    The bag tax is back, and we must admit it's current incarnation is a lot less objectionable than the earlier attempts. The proposal that's getting shopped around the Baltimore City Council (including at a public hearing to be held Tuesday morning at...