Former homeless veteran gives shelter to others who struggle

WASHINGTON — Michael Strong was stranded, barely staying alive on the bustling streets of metropolitan Baltimore for five years. The South Carolina native and Air Force veteran was homeless because of his addiction to cocaine and alcohol. He even feared…

Federal lawmakers in both parties seek to redress veteran homelessness

The measure is a response to a May 2020 Government Accountability Office report that, among other things, detailed insufficient coordination on housing between the Department of Veteran Affairs and local housing providers.

Annapolis-based nonprofit seeks funds to make sailing more accessible

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Paul Bollinger can recall many memories that exemplify the work his organization, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, does for people with disabilities. But one sticks with him. About a year ago, CRAB gave a sailing lesson to an…

High court to hear arguments Wednesday on Bladensburg Peace Cross

BLADENSBURG, Maryland – When Steven Lowe first saw a 40-foot cross in a median strip here 30 years ago, he was too busy to think much of it. But as he drove and biked around it during his retirement, questions…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 3

The upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang and the new budget bill set to keep the government open are some of the topics on the third episode of our new podcast from the Capital News Service Washington Bureau, “The Washington Bullpen,” hosted by…

Gov. Hogan announces cancer diagnosis; bills of interest

Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a news conference Thursday that he has developed a common and “not-serious” form of skin cancer, and will have a procedure to fully remove the cancerous spots from his forehead Saturday.

National Archives kicks off new Vietnam War exhibit with helicopter display

The National Archives is preparing to open a new exhibit honoring veterans and memories of the Vietnam War. To kickoff the new exhibition, the museum showcased three helicopters flown during the Vietnam War.

St. Mary’s County offers help to veterans in need of resources

At the second annual Veterans Resources Day in St. Mary’s County, home to Patuxent Naval Air Station, former members of the military attended in search of help for concerns ranging from their health to their home.

Dentist takes up sweet collection to spread some cheer

Dental Designs of Whitemarsh is participating in Operation Gratitude for the third straight year. It’s a candy buy back program that sends care packages of food and supplies to both active duty military and veterans all around the globe.

Maryland honors veterans at Welcome Centers throughout November

For the first time, Veteran’s Appreciation in Maryland has been extended to the entire month of November. State agencies, Maryland Public Television, and the U.S. Naval Academy have teamed up to create exhibits to honor it across the state.