OK, we’re two weeks into the new year, so if you made any resolutions regarding food and fitness, you’re either starting to feel the changes happening, or you’ve already given up. Hopefully, you’re in that first group of folks.

“Fly the friendly skies” was once a memorable slogan cooked up by United Airlines back in 1965 to invoke a spirit of fun to get people on its airplanes. Of course, the airline was talking about its friendly employees, but decades of increasing air travel have left the skies anything but frie…

When the gavel comes down today to start the 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly, plenty will be different — including the very hand gripping the gavel that calls it all to order.

Ready or not, 2020 is here. A year to see more clearly than ever before, in true 20/20 fashion. And if you haven’t done so already, you can still make those New Year’s resolutions.

In the hit song by The Police, “De Do Do Do De Da Da Da,” Sting wrote, “Poets, priests and politicians have words to thank for their positions.”

After the calendar dealt us the shortest possible period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, today the big day is finally here. The rush to scarf up all those presents has subsided, and morphed into a more sedate atmosphere.

Four years ago, an overly dry Christmas tree sparked a fire at a mansion in Annapolis that killed two adults and four of their grandchildren. What made this tragedy all the sadder is that it could have been avoided.

It never fails. When road projects in other parts of Maryland are proposed, they immediately step to the front of the line. Inter-County Connector? Come on up. Widening the D.C. Beltway? Sure, let’s talk about it.

In the days after Thanksgiving, many of us probably doled out cash or wrote a check to a charitable cause. Following on the heels of big spending days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was a day to give pause in our frenetic holiday pursuit of gift s…

While other regions dealt recently with large winter storms and big piles of snow — several weeks ahead of the official start of winter — we here in the Mid-Atlantic enjoyed, along with our turkey and stuffing leftovers, average to cool temperatures and light rain. But in preparation for wha…

In the second half of the 20th century, modern medicine was able to conquer smallpox and polio. Then, in the 1980s, another public health epidemic reared its ugly head: human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. HIV and AIDS.

Earlier this fall, when a handful of big-box stores in Southern Maryland were already displaying Christmas trees next to the Halloween candy, you were flush with holiday denial. You could shake your head and keep walking down the aisle. Too soon, you could tell yourself.

There was a time in St. Mary’s t when tobacco was king. The leaf was a pillar of the local economy, and although most of the tobacco produced locally wound up in Europe, plenty of folks here got and kept the habit of smoking. That led to a not-so-pleasant tradition: cancer.

Driving while intoxicated and distracted driving justifiably get a lot of attention. But in the midst of our too-busy, not-well-rested daily habits, another kind of impaired vehicle operation is worth noting: drowsy driving.