| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have used their executive powers to address critical...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Carolina Miranda is joining the Calendar staff to lead a new blog called Culture: High & Low, Assistant Managing Editor John Corrigan announced.
Here's his memo to the staff:
"Please join me in welcoming Carolina Miranda, who has joined the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:14 PM
At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — who has gained a national reputation for welcoming Hispanic families to Baltimore — joined a growing chorus of Maryland officials Tuesday raising concerns over a proposal to turn a vacant office building in the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Three months after a deadly landslide wiped out the community of Oso, Wash., officials have selected a company to deal further with wreckage that remains.
The Snohomish County Council agreed Wednesday night to award a $6.4-million contract to IMCO...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Virginia's annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday to Saturday. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax.
The sales tax in Hampton Roads...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:53 PM
World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....