Local news

Sewage Problems Facing Maryland Residents

Damaged pipes and rising sewer treatment costs are hurting Maryland residents. The ensuing sewage backups are a result of aging pipes, and they’re becoming a real issue throughout Maryland. Due to these problems, the state’s residents have been experiencing basement flooding and raw sewage overflows from their drains, sinks, showers, and toilets for years. Some […]

Government and Politics

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 in attendance cited student-loan debt as a major concern as the current political landscape becomes less and less stable. All panelists were college students or […]


Maryland Introduces ‘Amber’s Law’ to Protect Drivers From Unfair Automaker Practices

In light of the recent record-breaking car recalls and auto safety scandals making headlines, Maryland has introduced a new piece of legislation. Dubbed “Amber’s Law,” the legislation aims to improve the public’s access to key safety and warranty information, as well as challenge unfair car practices of major automakers. Within “Amber’s Law,” there’s also a […]


Poorer Neighborhoods Provide Breeding Ground for More Mosquitoes and Diseases They Carry

Researchers working with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study — a partnership of government agencies, private institutions, and universities, such as the University of Maryland — spent the last three years going door-to-door in five West Baltimore neighborhoods studying the prevalence of mosquitoes. According to The Baltimore Sun, their findings revealed that not only do there tend […]