Gig workers to clients: ‘Freelancing isn’t free work’

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Advocates for workers in the gig economy often argue that the lack of benefits, especially health care, is the biggest obstacle for this growing workforce. While benefits are a major concern, a greater problem is this:…

New Amur tiger at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian National Zoological Park on March 1 welcomed a new Amur tiger to its “Great Cats” exhibit in a conservation effort to increase the population of the critically endangered subspecies. If all goes well, 6-year-old Nikita will…

Court decision, midterm elections drive debate over Medicare for all

By JEFF LEVINE Capital News Service WASHINGTON – The decision by a federal court judge on Friday to strike down the Affordable Care Act strengthens the case for “Medicare for all,” according to Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of the Physicians…

Baltimore will take another look at banning polystyrene containers

BALTIMORE- Over the past three years, two counties in Maryland have imposed bans on polystyrene foam products in their restaurants and schools. Now it’s Baltimore City’s turn to again consider following suit in getting rid of a product that makes…

National Gallery show includes artist who spent time in Baltimore

A British-American engraver who once formed a whirlwind friendship with Baltimore’s most influential journalist is among more than 20 artists on view in a National Gallery of Art exhibition that explores cities through prints.

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