The final scheduled meeting of the Maryland Stadium Authority this year came and went without action on the Orioles’ lease, which expires Dec. 31. But officials remained optimistic: “My message to the public is that everyone’s intention, including the Orioles, is for the Orioles to remain in Baltimore for a very long time,” MSA Executive Director Michael Frenz said.

Maryland lawmakers should pass legislation in the next General Assembly session to ensure multilingual English learners are awarded higher education credits, community college educators say.