Prices for construction projects spike, likely due to labor shortages

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Some construction projects in Maryland are costing tens of millions of dollars more than original estimates, in large measure because of a lack of skilled trades in the region.  The increase in price for just two large…

Steny Hoyer sees experience as his advantage

GREENBELT, Maryland – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, doesn’t seem especially concerned about his reelection next year. “My strategy for reelection is to continue to do a job everyday that people will see and appreciate,” he told Capital News…

Veteran Baltimore congressman and Trump era protagonist Elijah Cummings dies at 68

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic congressman who represented Baltimore and served as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died Thursday due to “long-standing health problems,” his office said. He was 68. Cummings…

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Fresh kicks motivating students in Baltimore

Some elementary school students in Baltimore are discovering the rewards of improving their grades and maintaining good behavior in school thanks to the efforts of a couple of local men.

Local effort aims at tackling the problem of juvenile fire starters

Kids have long had a fascination with fire. Most learn to respect it and the damage it can cause. But, there are some who don’t and, at times, it comes with tragic results. Local experts say while it’s difficult to track the numbers, their anecdotal evidence indicates there’s an increasing number of girls involved in an activity that was once primarily associated with males.

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.

UMD Observatory provides new images of meteor

The University of Maryland’s observatory provides a “space” for students to take part in long-term research projects and get hands-on experience with different telescopes and software. Their efforts are paying off with the use of a number of cameras taking pictures of the night sky and capturing images few have seen.

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.

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…

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