Local paddling group wins battle with government over Potomac River

President Trump loves golfing, and when he does it locally, it can affect some D-M-V residents. The Canoe Cruisers Association has been paddling on the Potomac for years, but when the president golfs at his course across the river in Sterling, Virginia, paddling on the Potomac came to a stop because of a security ban on activity on the river. The CCA fought for their river back, and won, and celebrated back on the Potomac.

A new way to relax at the Maryland Zoo with yoga and penguins

Yoga enthusiasts now have a wild alternative to their usual setting. They can relax with an hour-long vinyasa-style class while enjoying the up-close view of the African penguins at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

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.

Liberians seek extension of program to allow their legal stay in the U.S. to continue

In just a number of days, the Deferred Enforced Departure program, or D.E.D., which grants Liberians a safe haven in America, will expire. Liberians from throughout the region joined with other supporters at a rally in Hyattsville in hopes of getting President Trump to extend the March 31 deadline.

Ex-offenders seek second chance in the workforce

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Those who have committed crimes often have a tough transition back into the workforce. On the national Day of Empathy, a group hit the halls in Annapolis to lobby lawmakers for the removal of questions regarding criminal…

Maryland House votes to approve assisted suicide legislation

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — There were emotional and personal stories as state delegates debated a bill that would allow the terminally ill to end their lives with help from a physician. In the end, the House voted 76-64 to approve the…

Local non-profit sells jewelry to benefit dog rescues

Helping out shelter dogs in need is now easier, and more fashionable than ever. Pearls for Pups is a local non-profit run by a mom and her two daughters. They donate 100 percent of proceeds from their business to rescue shelters.

Polynesian dancing helps one woman with overcoming health challenges

The temperatures outside the Chesapeake Arts Center in Anne Arundel County may still be chilly but inside, it’s strictly tropical when Meki’s Tamure Polynesian Arts Group meets to practice. And for one long-time member of the group, the years of dancing and being a part of the group have played a huge part in getting her life back, both physically and emotionally.

Howard County couple marks a marriage milestone and a first in Columbia

Madelaine and William Lamb recently celebrated more than a half-century of marriage. But, that anniversary was also a reminder of a barrier-breaking first for the couple and the city of Columbia.

Anne Arundel teen maintains silent State House protest to support the environment

14-year-old Kallan Benson is making her voice heard…through silence. The Crownsville teenager is staging her protest in the shadows of the Maryland State House through the entire 90 days of the legislative session. Kallan wants lawmakers to approve legislation calling for an amendment to the state constitution guaranteeing the public’s right to clean air, clean water and a clean environment.

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