| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commissions are organized. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed.
Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy, R-Pa., is a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Thanks to new restrictions passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year, Maryland is now in the top tier of states when it comes to the strength of its gun laws. It had been close to the top before, but now it ranks fourth,...
| Jan 9, 2014
Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed.
Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The daughter of incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that she had suffered from clinical depression for years and, until recent therapy, abused alcohol and marijuana. Chiara de Blasio, 19, said that she was going public with the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:26 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288.
Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m....
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?," Opinion, Jan. 5
Sarah Dusseault's story about her brother' struggle with mental illness and homelessness was heartbreakingly familiar.
My sister with schizophrenia has been repeatedly homeless,...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:58 PM
A 17-year-old high school student remained in critical but stable condition Sunday as Colorado officials tried to understand why a fellow student shot her and tried to shoot his debate coach before committing suicide last week.
Two days after the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A 17-year-old high school student was battling for her life Sunday as Colorado officials tried to understand why a fellow student shot her and tried to shoot his debate coach last week.
Two days after the incident at Arapahoe High School in Centennial,...
| Dec 8, 2013
Re "More than one way on jails," Editorial, Dec. 4
We agree that L.A. County's failure to implement a reasonable pretrial release program and its meager use of split sentencing disqualify it from state funding to build new jails. However, your editorial...
| Jan 5, 2014
My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said.
I am not, of course.
My brother is 38 years old, but I will always think of him as he was in his early 20s, when he was...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...