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In Carroll County, an emotional church-state issue divides residents

A years-old lawsuit that sought to bar the county’s commissioners from leading prayers at their meetings came to a dramatic close this month. But residents might keep the fight going.

Longing for a child and faced with infertility, couple looks to foster care

A multimedia story and podcast about what it means to be a mother and one woman's long journey to become one.

Even record attendance wouldn’t turn around the BSO. Other cities’ orchestras show what could.

After a summer-long work stoppage and public back-and-forths with management, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians rejected a pair of contract proposals that would have returned them to Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Its future now appears more uncertain than ever.

Rappers, it turns out, are big Cal Ripken fans. Hear some of the most memorable verses.

Cal Ripken remains an icon not only in the sports world but also in the rap game.

In Baltimore schools, disparities in and out of the classroom affect student performance

Sun education reporters Liz Bowie and Talia Richman join Newsroom Edition host Pamela Wood to take a deep dive into the implications of the PARCC test results and review this year’s key education issues to follow.

A year after scooters first hit Baltimore’s streets, safety and equity concerns persist

On Baltimore streets for over a year, dockless scooters are no longer a novelty. And, with the city recently awarding permanent licenses to four vendors, they, along with dockless bikes now coming online, will be part of its transportation mix for the foreseeable future.

For Maryland football and new coach Mike Locksley, low on-field expectations belie high stakes after scandal

Many consider Mike Locksley, a master recruiter, uniquely suited to turn around the troubled Terps football program. But Locksley also brings with him a 3-31 career head coaching record. And, in a complaint that was ultimately withdrawn, was accused of harassment and discrimination while at New Mexico.

The two sides of the Maryland gun debate

On this episode, State House reporters Luke Broadwater and Pamela Wood examine the two sides of the Maryland gun debate.

After Trump tweets, examining what the federal government has done for Baltimore

What has the federal government done, or not done, to help Baltimore through its darkest moments?

After Trump tweets, examining what the federal government has done for Baltimore

What has the federal government done, or not done, to help Baltimore through its darkest moments?

How an all-Asian American and Pacific Islander improv group in Baltimore is sketching its own narrative

An improv comedy troupe in Baltimore, made up of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, seeks to squash long-held notions that Asians are objects of ridicule rather than the subjects of their own creative pursuits.

Three decades after killing his son, Lawrence Banks is charged with murdering his daughter. We examined the cases in between.

How did Lawrence Banks, convicted of killing his son and another man, avoid longer punishment and up reconnecting with his daughter? In this episode, Baltimore Sun police reporter Jessica Anderson joins Newsroom Edition host Pamela Wood to retrace her reporting and research into the suspect’s past.

Is Gov. Larry Hogan as bipartisan as he claims?

Podcast: State House bureau reporters Pamela Wood and Luke Broadwater tackle the question presently looming over Annapolis and its out-of-session lawmakers: How bipartisan is Gov. Larry Hogan without another term to campaign for?

Since you asked: Four Baltimore stories inspired by your curiosity

This week, you’re the producer, as breaking news and transportation reporter Colin Campbell shares four stories inspired by Sun readers' curiosity.

Reporting from Baltimore's immigrant communities during a week of warnings

Baltimore Sun reporter Thalia Juarez discusses Baltimore's immigrant community and debunks common myths and misconceptions about immigration.

What to do, where to go and what to see this summer in Baltimore

Reporters from the Baltimore Sun's features desk share their top recommendations for your summer calendars.

Behind the scenes of 'Cops and Robbers' with Justin Fenton (bonus episode)

In this bonus episode of Newsroom Edition, hear more about the reporting process of 'Cops and Robbers,' Justin Fenton's three-part investigative series.

Demystifying the opioid crisis: Myths, misconceptions and misnomers

A new book published by two Baltimore-based public health experts seeks to eradicate the "state of confusion" that exists over opioid addiction.

After two catastrophic floods in three years, Ellicott City reckons with its future

After two disastrous floods in three years, residents and business owners contemplate what's next.

It's crab feast season in Maryland. How the industry is doing and how to host your own.

On this episode: The future of Maryland crabs, the state of their habitat in the Chesapeake Bay and what you need to know before hosting a summer cookout.

Should the Preakness stay in Baltimore?

The battle over keeping the Preakness in Baltimore has ignited a divisive political conflict that’s quietly been brewing, mostly out of public view, for years.

The Ravens’ big gamble on Lamar Jackson and other offseason storylines you should follow

The Ravens' decisions during the offseason could have season-defining consequences before it even begins, as the "Lamar Jackson-era" of the team has commenced.

Pugh’s legacy and what to expect from Baltimore’s next leader

How will history remember Pugh? Baltimore Sun reporters Luke Broadwater and Ian Duncan join Pamela Wood to discuss the many shades of Pugh’s legacy. Then, editorial page editor Andy Green joins to comment on the kind of leader the city seeks to move it forward.

Questions we still have after the FBI’s raid of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s home and office

The raids of multiple properties connected to Mayor Catherine Pugh Thursday by federal law enforcement agents confirmed that federal as well as state officials were investigating Pugh’s activities. What we know, and what pieces of information are still missing.

What started the Baltimore riot? A reporter explains the updated — but still incomplete — answer.

On the first episode of Roughly Speaking: Newsroom Edition, Baltimore Sun reporters Pamela Wood and Kevin Rector discuss new information released by the Maryland Transit Administration that relates to the April 2015 unrest following Freddie Gray's death.

Remembering Maryland's House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch

Baltimore Sun State House reporters Luke Broadwater and Pamela Wood talk with Goucher College pollster Mileah Kromer about the legacy of House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch, who passed away April 7, a day before the end of the 2019 legislative session.

Overriding Gov. Hogan's vetoes, the failure of medically assisted suicide and the 'joint chiefs' in Annapolis

Baltimore Sun State House reporter Luke Broadwater and Goucher College pollster Mileah Kromer discuss the Democratic-controlled legislature's override of Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes last week. Plus, an interview with two of the most influential, but lesser known, voices in Annapolis.

The University of Maryland Medical System scandal, the fight to save the Preakness and the youngest lawmakers in Annapolis

Sen. Sarah Elfreth, 30, an Anne Arundel Democrat and Del. Julian Ivey, 23, a Prince George's County Democrat, join Luke and Mileah and discuss everything from oysters and gun legislation to the biggest lessons they've learned from their first session in office.

'Healthy Holly,' crossover day, and Sen. Bill Ferguson

In this episode, Baltimore Sun State House reporters Luke Broadwater and Pamela Wood discuss about the intense scrutiny facing the University of Maryland Medical System, the flurry of legislation moving in the General Assembly on "crossover day," and sit down with Sen. Bill Ferguson.

Medically assisted suicide, the handgun review board, and Del. Eric Luedtke

The issues are heating up this week in Annapolis as lawmakers scramble to finalize bills as the "Crossover" deadline nears. In this episode, the latest on the state's effort to repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board, the so-called "aid-in-dying" bill and more from Del. Eric Luedtke.