Maryland open houses Aug. 23-24

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

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Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

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A listing of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for -Aug. 21-27, 2014

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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit organizations seeks short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Maryland open houses Aug. 16-17

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

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Feeling the heat on local football fields

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Heat-related deaths are preventable, but as high school football season begins, some local schools are not doing enough to prevent them.

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Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

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A listing of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for -Aug.14-20, 2014

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Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit groups and county agencies seek help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

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Southern Maryland community calendar, Aug. 14-21, 2014

Events include a Dominion Cove Point discussion, a blogging class and a webinar for grant seekers.

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St. Mary’s County teachers plan ‘back to basics’ job action

Teachers will refuse to give homework, volunteer after school and contact parents after work hours.

 

5 guns that changed history

From the Philadelphia Derringer to the AK-47, these guns altered history. Is the smart gun next?

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Michael S. Rosenwald

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Gun designer becomes the target of gun-rights activists

Ernst Mauch believes smart guns must replace “dumb guns,” no matter what his critics say.

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Also leaving Md. for Tennessee: The military’s M9 sidearm

Beretta has made the gun in Maryland for more than two decades. The company is moving manufacturing to Tennessee to protest the state’s new gun laws.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Beretta USA fires back against Maryland gun control laws

The gunmaker is moving its manufacturing to Tennessee, costing Prince George’s County 160 jobs.

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Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

Takoma Park comes to the rescue of its VFW

Non-vets are flocking to the town’s VFW post for concerts and parties, giving it an injection of new life.

Local ballerinas take the stage for auditions

Dozens of local ballerinas auditioned for a chance to gain acceptance into one of the most selective summer ballet programs.

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