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Va. and Md. debate bike safety laws

Both Maryland and Virginia are considering new legislation when it comes to bicycle safety.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 09:27am EST

Tags: bike laws, biking, helmet, Kate Ryan

Montgomery Co. schools must rethink school evaluations

Montgomery County has long touted its teacher evaluation system, which includes peer review for struggling teachers, as a great tool to ensure quality in the classroom. However, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery - the head of Maryland's schools - is not impressed.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 08:38am EST

Tags: Montgomery County schools, Kate Ryan, Race to the Top, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery, The Gazette

Va. breeder testifies business is not puppy mill, others disagree

A local dog breeder fights for zoning rights for what she says is a healthy operation, but testimony against her facilities may tell a different story.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:49pm EST

Tags: Fauquier County, broad run, Kate Ryan, boxer, great dane, french bulldog, doberman

Putting the 'public' back in PSC

Delegate Al Carr thinks Maryland consumers deserve more.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 09:30am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, al carr, PSC

How to eat healthy on a budget (VIDEO)

Jenna Umbriac, a nutrition educator for Manna Food Center in Montgomery County, offers tips for finding good food that doesn't break the bank.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 06:38am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, SNAP, manna food, jenna umbriac, food stamps

Highlighting hunger, leaders take $5 challenge (VIDEO)

Feeding a family on $5 a day is not a challenge for thousands of families, it's a necessity. Even in affluent Montgomery County, thousands struggle to live on the federally funded supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, known to most people as food stamps.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 03:28am EST

Tags: hunger, SNAP, Kate Ryan

A new life: Rescued dogs from fighting rings find second chance

Emmy and Lizzy have a story that resembles something out of a crime drama. Over a year ago, the dogs were scooped up when federal agents busted a multi-state crime operation that involved narcotics, firearms and dog- fighting.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 12:41pm EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, Washington Humane Society, dog fighting

Maryland teen gets patent on medical device

Every parent loves to brag about his child's accomplishments. But Gov. Martin O'Malley is bragging about one special student in Maryland.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 08:12am EST

Tags: Jack Andraka, Kate Ryan, Pancreatic cancer

Finding a way to way for an improved transportation system

Recent findings from a report published by the National Capital Region's Transportation Planning Board show that D.C. metro area residents and commuters have varied opinions when it comes to traffic and taxes.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 08:59am EST

Tags: gas tax, Kate Ryan, traffic, sprawl & crawl

Maryland Gov. fills seat of ousted PG delegate

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has named a Bowie State University official and former state lawmaker to fill the seat of ousted Prince George's County Delegate Tiffany Alston.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 12:43pm EST

Tags: Maryland House of Delegates, Kate Ryan, Tiffany Alston, Greg Hall

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