Opening the curtains: The data behind 90 days in Annapolis

Capital News Service gathered data from the 2019 legislative session and conducted an analysis to report on some of the most striking takeaways from the General Assembly.

Fresh kicks motivating students in Baltimore

Some elementary school students in Baltimore are discovering the rewards of improving their grades and maintaining good behavior in school thanks to the efforts of a couple of local men.

Local effort aims at tackling the problem of juvenile fire starters

Kids have long had a fascination with fire. Most learn to respect it and the damage it can cause. But, there are some who don’t and, at times, it comes with tragic results. Local experts say while it’s difficult to track the numbers, their anecdotal evidence indicates there’s an increasing number of girls involved in an activity that was once primarily associated with males.

Caps look to seize momentum in Game 4 after fight

WASHINGTON – The physicality picked up in Game 3 of the Washington Capitals first-round series against the Hurricanes in Carolina on Monday. The defending NHL champion Capitals lost the game 5-0, but still lead the series 2-1. And the Hurricanes…

International student enrollment in United States drops, UMD does not follow trend

College enrollment of international students in the United States is decreasing for the first time in over 10 years. It dropped over six percent from 2016 to 2017 and many blame Trump administration policies for the drop in enrollment. But others say the drop in international enrollment has much more to do with growing competition from colleges around the world along with the increasing cost of attending college.

Local author on the challenges to becoming a children’s book author

While the controversy continues over Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s nearly one million dollar book scandal, local children’s book author Priscilla Cummings has been writing books for kids for over 30 years after her career as a journalist. Cummings says the road to publishing can be very bumpy.

Traditional Chinese puppeteer tours Maryland schools sharing the art of his craft with children

A traditional Chinese puppeteer recently made his first trip to the U.S. to share his craft with Maryland schools.

UMD Observatory provides new images of meteor

The University of Maryland’s observatory provides a “space” for students to take part in long-term research projects and get hands-on experience with different telescopes and software. Their efforts are paying off with the use of a number of cameras taking pictures of the night sky and capturing images few have seen.

National Harbor residents, visitors say they won’t let terror threat impact them

National Harbor residents and visitors say they are determined to continue life as usual despite the arrest on Monday of a Montgomery County man who police say stole a rental truck with the intention of mowing down people at National Harbor.

DC store’s Go-Go music is turned back on after neighborhood protest

For nearly a quarter-of-a-century, a local store in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood has entertained the public with Go-Go played on external protests. A recent protest by neighbors silenced the music. But it didn’t last long after Go-Go fans united to get it turned back on.

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