Jun 17, 2012

Summer jobs for teens may not be returning

WASHINGTON — Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or busing restaurant tables from June to August. The decline has been particularly sharp since 2000, with employment for 16- to 19-year-olds falling […]

Feb 9, 2012

State Senate panel considers indoor tanning ban

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Jamie Raskin says teenagers should be denied access to electric tanning beds. Raskin will present his bill to ban minors from indoor tanning beds to the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday afternoon. He points to his own battle with colon cancer and says that teenagers do not have the wherewithal to […]

Nov 8, 2011

Teens turn to life coaches to cope with pressures

NEW YORK — At 17, Maggie Duwelius is a busy high school senior with her eye on a tough, competitive college. She’s a hard worker, her mom said, but her grades often fall short of that goal as she navigates a whirl of extracurriculars: sports, volunteer gigs, voice lessons, baby sitting. Maggie’s life — much […]

Nov 7, 2011

Supreme Court to review life sentences for juveniles

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether juveniles convicted of killing someone may be locked up for life with no chance of parole, a follow-up to last year’s ruling barring such sentences for teenagers whose crimes do not include killing. The justices will examine a pair of cases from the South involving […]

Sep 6, 2011

Back to school is a test for teen retailers

NEW YORK — Teens are heading back to school, but it’s the retailers catering to them that are getting the first test. They’re hoping their expanded selections of funky tee shirts and hip-hugging jeans will attract students like Dale Gibson, 15, who struggles to find trendy clothes in their stores. Ditto for Danielle Martinez, 14, […]

Feb 9, 2011

Census shows growth in Md.’s Hispanic population

ANNAPOLIS — Suburban Maryland counties had the state’s biggest population growth over the last decade, and Hispanic residents represented the largest increase, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday. Maryland’s population grew by about 477,000 between 2000 and 2010. That’s a 9 percent gain to 5,773,552. More than half of the […]

Jan 18, 2011

What happens when mom unplugs teens for 6 months?

NEW YORK — Susan Maushart lived out every parent’s fantasy: She unplugged her teenagers. For six months, she took away the Internet, TV, iPods, cell phones and video games. The eerie glow of screens stopped lighting up the family room. Electronic devices no longer chirped through the night like “evil crickets.” And she stopped carrying […]

Dec 7, 2010

Not all teens love gift cards, so choose carefully

NEW YORK — Conventional wisdom holds that gift cards are the perfect present for picky teens. But not all teens agree. Reasons include logistical hassles in using the cards, lack of interest in the store or brand, a preference for cash, or even a wish for something personal. Often the cards pile up unused, but […]

Sep 3, 2010

Chinatown businesses use high-pitched beep to drive away teens

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