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New Bills May Help Protect Maryland Residents From House Fires

New Bills May Help Protect Maryland Residents From House Fires

In the wake of an overwhelming number of fire-related deaths throughout the state, two new bills have been introduced to make sure Maryland residents are safe. Since December 2016, 15…

Maryland Gets B on National Report Card, Taxpayers Call For More Funding

Maryland Gets B on National Report Card, Taxpayers Call For More Funding

Well, the results are in. In a nationwide report card that rated public schools around the nation, Maryland received a B. The survey was completed by Education Week Magazine and…

Hogan’s Back to School Order Means a Time Crunch for Many Maryland Districts

Hogan’s Back to School Order Means a Time Crunch for Many Maryland Districts

Only about eight percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually accomplish those goals, but New Year’s isn’t the only time to make resolutions. Back to school season is…

Black Maryland Inventor Struggles to Take on Racist History Surrounding Musical Notation

Black Maryland Inventor Struggles to Take on Racist History Surrounding Musical Notation

The U.S. ranks ninth in patents per capita, but that doesn’t mean that every patent is granted, or that those with patents granted to them can afford the fees attached.…

Maryland Court Rules Adults Providing Alcohol to Minors Now Liable for Injuries Caused

Maryland Court Rules Adults Providing Alcohol to Minors Now Liable for Injuries Caused

The nation seems to be moving in a more progressive direction. At a time when over 85% more solar panels have been installed in homes this year compared to last…

Student Debt Crisis a Hot Topic in Maryland

Student Debt Crisis a Hot Topic in Maryland

The United Democrats of Washington County held a panel discussion earlier this month at the Fletcher branch of the Washington County Free Library. The four Millennials from across Western Maryland…

Baltimore Negotiating New Water Quality Improvement Plan After Missing Deadline and Continued Problems

Baltimore Negotiating New Water Quality Improvement Plan After Missing Deadline and Continued Problems

Less than one month ago, a rainstorm overwhelmed Baltimore’s sewers, causing a manhole to overflow and spill more than 16,000 gallons of sewage and water. Despite having spent $700 million…

Maryland Educators Launch Campaign to Advocate Against Standardized Testing

Maryland Educators Launch Campaign to Advocate Against Standardized Testing

“Less testing, more learning.” For educators in Maryland, this has become the campaign moniker in their advocacy against what they feel is an outdated practice in Maryland’s education system. The…

Is Southern Maryland Doing Enough To Protect Disabled Citizens?

Is Southern Maryland Doing Enough To Protect Disabled Citizens?

To help educate the public about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the many services it provides, the Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities is hosting an event on…

E-Cigarettes Remain Unregulated Despite Marketing Controversy

E-Cigarettes Remain Unregulated Despite Marketing Controversy

The debate over whether or not electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional ones is not new. However, more and more states are beginning to tighten the reins on not only…

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