Bad news for gig workers: A crowded labor market is depressing income, census data shows

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The “gig” economy has increased employment opportunities for thousands of Maryland residents, including high-skilled and low-skilled workers. But as the number of people jumping into gig work grows, the competition for jobs means smaller paychecks for…

Maryland officials join opposition to seismic tests in the ocean

WASHINGTON — Maryland officials have joined a host of congressmen in opposing the Trump administration’s plan to start underwater seismic testing along the Atlantic coast, operations that could lead to increased domestic production of oil and gas, but also could…

Chesapeake farmers target runoff reduction, lawmakers seek conservation funds

MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — A gaggle of excitable white turkeys gobbled and clucked in their pen at Open Book Farm on a chilly afternoon in late October. Most days, the birds roamed free in one of the farm’s pastures, scratching and…

Maryland’s senators rip limited scope of FBI’s Kavanaugh report

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected vote on Saturday, Maryland’s Democratic senators on Thursday decried the FBI’s supplemental investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling it rushed and incomplete. “I think it raises more questions than it answers,” Sen. Ben Cardin,…

Surprise! The Equal Rights Amendment is back

The Equal Rights Amendment is making a surprising come-back, with a new campaign to promote its ratification in Virginia.

As hurricane threatens East Coast, federal officials insist they are ready

WASHINGTON – After facing criticism for its response during the 2017 hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday it is partnering with the private sector to create a more efficient recovery process in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.…

Get a pretty pink peek at the cherry blossoms

Today marks the first day of peak bloom for the popular cherry blossom trees in Washington.

Maryland craft brewers hope to press for revamping laws next year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The state’s craft brewing community and its allies failed to convince the legislature this year to ease restrictions on the production and distribution of craft beer, but the industry expects to try again next session. “The battle…

CNS reviews new WMATA lip balm

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently opened a pop-up shop, selling clothing, housewares and other metro-themed paraphernalia. Capital News Service reporters – (from left in the video) Julia Lerner, Juan Herrera, Julia Karron and Hannah Yasharoff – were excited…

Proposal to keep FBI headquarters in Washington meets resistance

WASHINGTON — Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday slammed the General Services Administration’s proposal to build a new FBI headquarters in downtown Washington instead of Prince George’s County, saying it was a waste of taxpayers time and money. Attempts to find a…

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