Montgomery county business managers conflicted as the mask mandate lift is extended

Rockville, MD – Montgomery county extended the lift of its indoor mask mandate but the decision might be temporary. The uncertainty has caused some confusion and concern, especially among people who have businesses to run. The mandate might be reinstated…

Prices for construction projects spike, likely due to labor shortages

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Some construction projects in Maryland are costing tens of millions of dollars more than original estimates, in large measure because of a lack of skilled trades in the region.  The increase in price for just two large…

Hogan directs wrongfully convicted to be paid; post office renovations approved

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said payments to five men wrongfully imprisoned in Maryland would be awarded in two weeks, at the next meeting of the Maryland Board of Public Works. On Wednesday, the board also approved a $9.7 million payment to continue converting a onetime post office in downtown Annapolis into offices for the governor’s staff.

On Twitter, creative, meme-filled conversations help NBA stand out

Far more than in other professional sports leagues, NBA teams’ official social presences have adopted online personas that mimic the meme-filled, emoji-heavy method of discourse favored by young digital natives.

Maryland schools need more physical education, lawmaker says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A bill working its way through the General Assembly would mandate more physical education time for elementary school students.

Montgomery County tackles drivers passing stopped school buses

Montgomery County is stepping up its efforts to crackdown on motorists who break the law and put children at risk when their vehicles pass stopped school buses.

Bells sound at National Cathedral to honor the victims of the Las Vegas massacre

The bells rang at Washington’s National Cathedral Tuesday, once for each for victim of the massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday. For the religious leaders from throughout the area who participated in the observance, the sounding of the bells was more than just a memorial…it was a call for action.

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.

Ellicott City flood recovery inspires local business to open despite the challenges

Though EC Pops had a sweet grand opening on April 1st, a close call with Mother Nature nearly prevented that from ever happening. But after seeing the community pull together following Ellicott City’s devastating flood in the summer of 2016 the owners of the specialty popcorn store said they were inspired to make the business work.

Baltimore shooting victim turns his personal tragedy into a positive program for young boys

More than two decades after nearly losing his own life, a Baltimore man has created a unique program aimed at helping middle school boys discover who they can be. Damion Cooper uses yoga and martial arts to teach young men how to cope with stress and anger.