State senate hears testimony on doctor-assisted suicide

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on legislation that would allow physicians assisted suicide under certain conditions. The bill faced a hearing in a House committee last week.

Maryland Senate votes to return school start dates to local school boards

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an Executive Order in 2016, requiring Maryland’s public schools to begin classes after Labor Day. Now, Maryland senators are pushing back, approving legislation giving local public school boards throughout the state the authority, again, to determine the start and end date of the schools in their county. The measure now moves on to the House.

Non-public school students rally at the State House to encourage continued state aid

Students came from across the state, missing school for the day, so that they could meet with lawmakers in Annapolis. They were all part of the Council of American Private Education (CAPE) annual Advocacy Day promoting its BOOST program. With help from the state, the BOOST program provides scholarships to students to help cover the cost the attending the state’s nonpublic schools.

SAYING FAREWELL: Remembering Fallen Prince George’s Officer Jacai Colson

Family and friends are remembering fallen Officer Jacai Colson of Prince George’s County after he died in a friendly fire.

BELGIUM MEMORIAL: Brussels bombings result in tributes at embassy

People come together in solidarity at the Embassy of Belgium in the nation’s capital following Tuesday’s explosions in Brussels.

METRO CLOSED: Fire brings unprecedented shutdown of entire subway system

Metro makes an unprecedented move by closing its doors for 29 hours.

Blacksmith Guild Forges New Path

Blacksmithing may not be a popular hobby in the 21st century, but a special club in Anne Arundel County is continuing to hammer away at this centuries-old craft.

Montgomery County Responds to Concerns of Muslim Community

Montgomery County’s Committee on Hate and Violence meets with a group of local Muslims to address concerns.

Mental Illness Legislation Proponents Rally in Annapolis

With the need and cost for mental health services growing, advocates rallied today at Lawyers Mall to support legislation that would tie funding for behavioral health
services to inflation and provide round-the-clock facilities.

The Lab D.C. Highlights Break Dancing in the DMV

It’s the first school in the DMV area to focus on break dancing, and the rhythm and style combine to take this form of dancing to another level.