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.

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.

State Comptroller calls for resignation of Baltimore mayor

During Wednesday’s meeting of the state Board of Public Works Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot praised Governor Hogan for requesting an investigation into the children’s book controversy involving Baltimore’s Mayor Catherine Pugh. Franchot said he also found it difficult to believe that legislative leaders who sit on the board of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Board with Pugh were not aware of some possible improprieties.

Supporters say Clean Energy Jobs Act could bring thousands of clean energy jobs to Maryland

Montgomery County Senator Brian Feldman says legislation he’s sponsoring could bring as many as 20-thousand clean energy jobs to the state. The bill would require 50% of Maryland energy to be renewable by 2030 and reach 100% by 2040.

County Execs, Baltimore Mayor join in call for drug affordability board

As a social media campaign was launched on Wednesday, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh joined with the County Executives from Howard, Harford and Anne Arundel Counties in calling on state lawmakers to approve legislation creating a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to help bring down the cost of drugs.

Hagerstown crossing guard wins national honors

Hagerstown’s Sara Mason has been guiding school children across the street for a half-a-century. And it’s not gone unnoticed. Mason found herself in the spotlight after becoming a finalist for the annual America’s Best Crossing Guard Award.

Maryland legislature considers limits on the use of plastic straws in restaurants

The House Economic Matters Committee on Wednesday heard from both supporters and opponents of a bill that would severely limit the availability and use of plastic straws in restaurants starting in 2020.

Commission asks lawmakers for upgrades in antiquated emergency system

A statewide commission is urging state lawmakers to approve a package of bills upgrading the state’s 9-1-1 system which is now over 50 years old.

Federal contract workers say the continuing government shutdown is taking a toll

Federal contract employees such as janitors and security guards don’t receive backpay. This means that once the government shutdown is over, they won’t receive any form of payment.

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