Local Special Olympian’s family worries about possible loss of federal funding

Desiree Holland, 48, is a Special Olympics champion. Her mother says she’s been participating in the games since she was 8. But Desiree’s mother also says she worries about the impact a possible loss of federal funds might have on the program.

Battle for DACA goes to court as the deadline for renewal passes

Thursday was D-Day for individuals protected by DACA—the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals—to file for renewal in the program. But for one new father, unable to meet that deadline, his dream of U.S. citizenship and becoming a chef to provide for his newborn daughter may be about to become harder to reach.

Marylanders collect donations to help Puerto Rico

ROCKVILLE, Maryland — Organizing aid collections is one way that many Puerto Ricans on the mainland have begun to shake off the “impotencia,” or powerlessness, they feel since Hurricane Maria slammed into their home island almost two weeks ago. [PHOTOS:…

Area restaurants close in support of immigrants

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Busboys and Poets was among the the restaurants in the metro D.C. area that participated in a daylong national shutdown in observance of a “Day Without Immigrants” even though it meant a loss of tens of thousands…

Siblings meet Prince George’s firefighter 58 years after he saved their lives

Hyattsville, MD– 58 years after a house fire almost took the lives of toddler siblings Michael and Linda Hart they are reunited with their rescuer, retired PG Firefighter Edwin Stuart “Stu” Newman. Jr.

In Football Recruiting Sweepstakes, Maryland Has Fallen Short

Other states’ powerhouses picking off local talent

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