| May 1, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Below the din and electric stress of last week's Burbank Literacy Spelling Bee, a little blue card floated my way.
I sat at the judges' table looking out at a beaming team of library employees, folks who "have had 30 years, eight hours a day" to...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:51 PM
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District on Tuesday night accepted the first installment in a grant program from the city of Costa Mesa that could add up to half a million dollars over five years.
The city approved a $100,000 grant in February that will...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A proposed buyout of Smith Island homeowners to help them escape future damage from tropical storms and rising waters has been dropped amid vocal resistance from residents of the low-lying community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.
| May 31, 2013
| 2:28 PM
State officials have decided to forge ahead with a controversial offer to buy out about 10 homeowners on Smith Island as part of a plan for helping Somerset County recover from superstorm Sandy.
The Department of Housing and Community Development...
| Jul 15, 2013
When James Russell learned that he had a rare form of appendix cancer, he thoroughly investigated his treatment options.
His research led him to Dr. Armando Sardi, a surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore who is one of a few...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Somerset County officials are calling on Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration to revise an application for $8.6 million in federal aid, saying it will render many families hurt by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy ineligible for money to rebuild.
| Sep 16, 2013
As Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski sets his sights on the governor’s mansion, he'll also face a contested race for mayor here at home. W. Michael Donovan, an unaffiliated independent candidate who will challenge Pawlowski in the fall, stepped up his...
| Jun 26, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives.
But theMinnesota Republican and her...
| Dec 4, 2011
Megan Connors of Harford County says she got a great education at Auburn University but a brutal lesson on private student loans.
Federal aid wasn't enough to cover four years at the Alabama school, so Connors made up the difference with private loans....
| Mar 17, 2011
If you find that your financial aid will not cover extra learning opportunities, such as J-Terms (January terms), summer terms, and study abroad programs, don't worry.
Here are some tips that will help you make it happen.
1. Plan ahead. Visit your...
| Apr 3, 2011
Antonio Fulgham can barely read or write. The 21-year-old from West Baltimore has been deemed "mentally retarded," with bleak job prospects. He blames his plight on lead poisoning he suffered as a toddler while growing up amid flaking paint in two...