| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Ronald Reagan once famously derided the outlook of Big Government as: "If it moves, tax it." As America's economy turns from goods to services, state and local governments are taking the former president's comment to heart in their hunt for new...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Sixth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor.
Not long into her campaign for governor, Democrat Heather R. Mizeur coined a response to the question still dogging her today: Can she win?
To the pundits and the radio hosts, to donors and...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:50 AM
With school on hiatus for the summer, many kids of divorced parents are gearing up for vacations or longer-than-usual visits with their non-custodial parents.
Grown-ups don't always handle this with aplomb, say experts.
"It's one of the top five...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Anne Arundel County school officials conducted a national search that yielded more than 50 candidates to become the system's next superintendent, but it turned out the person for the job was already in the building.
George Arlotto, 50, the system's...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:40 AM
In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows.
Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Mark D. Metzger, who was director of youth initiatives for the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 30 years and was recognized for his work with juvenile delinquents and their families, died April 9 of lung cancer at his Stoney Beach home...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:16 PM
In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man's head against a rock near Tucson.
In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Sobered by indiscriminate job losses and mounting education debt, consumers of ongoing education are demanding more evidence their newly minted degrees will pay off in the job market. Schools are responding with new curriculum and placement-tracking...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:47 PM
President Obama's plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to fewer than 10,000 by year's end seeks to balance fear that a speedier withdrawal would push Afghan forces to collapse against his desire to end more than a decade of war.
| May 14, 2014
| 4:18 PM
With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof.
Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...