| May 19, 2014
| 2:20 PM
When Severn resident Joan M.E. Gaither was born nearly 70 years ago, the word "negro" was printed on her birth certificate.
Gaither, an artist and retired educator, says she has channeled the hurt and humiliation she has endured from racism over the...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:36 PM
A task force assigned to study a post-Labor Day start date for Maryland schools will recommend to Gov. Martin O'Malley that the summer break be extended, a measure that has been embraced by one Eastern Shore school district but opposed by most of the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:15 PM
"House of Cards" and the state of Maryland reached a deal late Friday that will keep the Netflix series in state to film Season 3.
"Spoiler alert: we're going to keep the 3,700 jobs and more than 100 million dollars of economic activity and investment...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Last spring, Towson University was appropriated capital funding by the Maryland General Assembly to bring our softball facility in compliance with Federal Title IX law, which requires that our women's field be comparable to the existing baseball stadium....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools.
Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape.
He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:34 PM
As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases.
In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual assaults on their campuses, the White House announced a series of measures Tuesday intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts.
The Obama administration...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Five thousand workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center now have labor protections under the National Labor Relations Board thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday.
Local labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:00 AM
An elected Baltimore County school board has been a hot issue for decades, and The Sun has opted to support a partially elected board ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17).
Your rationale is that "the desire for elected members on...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The chairman of the Baltimore City liquor board will step down from his post to take a position on the Orphans' Court.
Stephan Fogleman, who was confirmed Friday by the Maryland State Senate, expects to be sworn in as a judge within the next 30 days....