| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When Bob and Sunny Riling came home to Cooper City after a family vacation earlier this month, they planned on having plenty of photos from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia that their kids could share with classmates.
A day before their American...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The good news is that the Washington Monument emerged from its post-earthquake face-lift with a splashy reopening ceremony Monday. The not-so-good news: Reserve tickets for the Washington, D.C., icon are sold out through late June and around Fourth of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
It's mid-afternoon on a hot summer day. After a full morning at a theme park, energy is running low. While the adults are ready to leave the fun behind for a few hours rest, there are many in the party who don't want to leave.
Legoland has come up...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Every so often, the rivalry is renewed. Of Baltimore, a Washingtonian will say something like, "I wouldn’t want to live there, but what a place to explore." In turn, a Baltimorean will answer back, "The Washington Monument in the National Mall is...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another.
I, a white Harvard graduate...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder.
It was 8:30 in the morning on...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — The soaring white obelisk is a defining feature of the capital's architectural landscape, so visitors to the Washington Monument this summer may be disappointed that the view of the iconic memorial has been obscured by its renovation....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Observations about the vital role that music played at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, in the civil rights movement and even on social and political life in the U.S. could fill books, far more than there was room to address in...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A two-inch-thick steel door secured by a padlock hides an exclusive gem of Maryland history.
Only 10 people have keys. Nine of them work to protect the governor.
Behind that door, more than 140 narrow wooden steps wind upward to a spectaular vista...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70.
"Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...