| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Twelve people were killed in homicides in Chicago in the last week, including two female victims found stabbed to death Sunday in Dunning, a Northwest Side community, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Sunday, a 7-year-old girl and...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income.
Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower- and higher-income children.
Thirty years ago, the average gap on...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:06 PM
In Maryland's newly redrawn 12th legislative district — which slithers from southwestern Baltimore County to West Columbia in Howard County — the race for the State House is pretty neatly divided along county lines.
All four Republicans in...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last week was indeed a sad episode for the citizens of Florida. My colleagues in the Legislature and I were in Tallahassee for a special session to redraw two Central Florida congressional districts that Circuit Court Judge Terry P. Lewis ruled were...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Slow but steady population declines continue in Monroe and Pike counties, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The population of Pike County has gotten older while Monroe County remains one of the most ethnically and racially diverse...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Maryland Republicns will get a fundraising boost from Sen. Rand Paul tonight.
Paul -- a Kentucky Republican often touted as a potential presidential candidate -- will speak to supporters at a fundraiser in Silver Spring. Individual tickets begin at...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally.
Six of eight incumbents...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:14 PM
When the Rev. Darlingston Johnson tried to buy 120 acres in Montgomery County to accommodate his new church a decade ago, he quickly learned that local politicians were less devoted to practicing Christian–style kindness than he was.
He needed a...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:37 AM
America is facing three pivotal points in its history: a workforce vacated by Baby Boomer retirements, a lack of teachers to prepare youth for college and give them the skills required for new and global economies, and a swiftly changing racial...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The water district board in Marin County's Stinson Beach has approved a rationing plan months in the making that would give residents in the vacationers' haven an edge over owners of seasonal rental properties.
On Saturday, board members of the...