Story | Apr 17, 2015
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Story | Apr 17, 2015 | 8:27 AMWhen Gov. Larry Hogan's task force on heroin overdose deaths met at the University of Baltimore last week, the panel was greeted by the school's newly installed president, Kurt Schmoke, a former Baltimore mayor with plenty of experience coping with the city's heroin epidemic. More than 20 years ago Mr. Schmoke sparked a nationwide debate over his then-controversial idea that the so-called "war on drugs" was as much a public health crisis as a criminal justice matter. For his trouble Mr. Schmoke was ridiculed for being soft on crime, but the passage of time has vindicated his view.
Story | Apr 15, 2015 | 12:05 AM
A state historical marker will be dedicated this week in Harrisonburg in memory of a favorite son who was an African-American religious and educational leader. The marker honoring Edgar Amos Love will be dedicated Saturday at John Wesley United Methodist...
Story | Apr 14, 2015
Story | Apr 12, 2015 | 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator from Illinois who was shot by assassinJohn Wilkes Booth150 years ago Tuesday, has been evolving in myth and memory. As recent scholarship and events have shown, the Civil War and Lincoln's struggle to...