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Common Core standards could cost Md. big bucks

Maryland is switching to new online standardized tests, but the change comes with a hefty price tag.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 06:18am EST

Tags: Maryland, Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Department of Education, Common Core Standards

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Woman pleads guilty in $3.6M embezzlement

A woman who prosecutors say financed a lavish lifestyle by embezzling $3.6 million from her employer has pleaded guilty to a federal mail fraud charge.

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 09:12am EST

Tags: Bowie, Maryland

Abandoned horses struggle to recover after recession (Video)

Hundreds of Maryland's horses are homeless, abandoned by people who could not afford to care for them in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 08:14am EST

Tags: Maryland, horses, Capital News Service, homeless

WTOP Ticketbuster: Right-turn-on-red tickets create confusion

Red-light cameras are common in Maryland, Virginia and the District, but many drivers complained to WTOP Ticketbuster about a specific kind of ticket in 2013.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 07:55am EST

Tags: ticketbuster, right-on-red, Maryland, Rockville, Virginia, Ari Ashe

Locals and their dogs take advantage of Md. 'First Hike'

How can you keep your New Year's Resolution and make your dog insanely happy? Take a hike.

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 04:59pm EST

Tags: First Hike, Sandy Point State Park, Maryland, New Year

Two bald eagles found dead in Maryland last week

Killing bald eagles is a crime -- the birds are federally protected. But whoever shot bald eagles in Maryland last week may not know that.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 05:08am EST

Tags: Maryland, bald eagle, Kate Ryan, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Tips for gift card use and shopping

You don't have to rush to the store to redeem your gift cards, but some banks might carry inactivity fees.

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 05:48am EST

Tags: gift cards, Maryland, Christmas, Kate Ryan

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