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November 15, 2017
Advocates demonstrate on Capitol Hill for additional funding to fight opioid addiction

Dozens of protestors gathered outside House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday. The group demanded additional funding for help treating addiction and the opioid epidemic.

October 4, 2017
Anne Arundel county fire firefighters kickoff fire safety month with Best Buddies

The Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters partnered with Best Buddies Maryland for their second annual event to kickoff fire safety month.

October 26, 2017
Congressman Cummings leads latest push to bring down prescription drug prices

Maryland 7th Congressional District Representative Elijah Cummings, along several other members of the House and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, take aim at President Trump for failing to follow-through on his promise to support the battle to bring down the cost of prescription drugs.

November 3, 2017
Democratic members of House oversight committee sue for details about Trump Hotel

Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee led by ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, from Maryland’s 8th District, have filed suit to get information about President Trump’s hotel in Washington. Maryland 7th District Rep. Jamie Raskin says that information is critical to determining whether President Trump is acting unlawfully by privately benefiting in some way from the hotel that bears his name.

October 26, 2017
George Washington’s distillery celebrates 10-year anniversary

Distillers and visitors from around the country gathered at George Washington’s distillery in Mt. Vernon to celebrate the site’s 10-year anniversary since its reconstruction.

October 18, 2017
Group seeks racial justice and hummus over hate

Members of the Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum held a traveling rally for the fourth straight year urging the public to say no to all forms of bigotry and hate.

November 3, 2017
Home landscaping project aims to help improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay

Carroll County is among more than a dozen jurisdictions in the region taking part in the Bay-Wise program. Residents who live within a half-mile of a river, stream or storm drain are encouraged to improve the water quality through smarter gardening.

September 5, 2017
Hundreds protest White House DACA decision

Hundreds of Maryland “Dreamers” joined a rally in front of the White House Tuesday to protest the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA–Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

October 12, 2017
Maryland competes to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters

Early in September Amazon announced it was looking for a second headquarters in the US. Several Maryland jurisdictions say they intend to submit offers. At Wednesday’s meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments officials from throughout the region discussed what could be done to make certain this area becomes the newest home to the multi-billion dollar company.

November 1, 2017
Maryland lawmakers support special counsel, raise concerns about Russia

Three democratic members of Maryland’s congressional delegation say they say it’s important Special Counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to continue his work without interference from the Congress or President. They also expressed concern about possible involvement from Russia in the 2018 elections.

November 10, 2017
National Archives kicks off new Vietnam War exhibit with helicopter display

The National Archives is preparing to open a new exhibit honoring veterans and memories of the Vietnam War. To kickoff the new exhibition, the museum showcased three helicopters flown during the Vietnam War.

October 19, 2017
New Anne Arundel County agritourism law allows local farms to expand use of property

Now that Anne Arundel County has a new agritourism law allowing farmers to open their fields to corn mazes, fishing and other types of events, one local farm is now open for business in a whole new way.

October 12, 2017
Preparation continues for the start of medical cannabis sales in Maryland

It’s been years in the making but cultivators and dispensaries for medical marijuana are now in the final stages of preparing for the start business later this year.

October 5, 2017
Students and parents hit the street for Walk-to-School Day

A local Montgomery County elementary school was one of more than 100 schools in Maryland to participate in national Walk to School Day. And a broken leg couldn’t keep one local elementary school student from joining in.