Sine Die means farewell for some state lawmakers

For a number of members of the General Assembly, the last night of the session marked the end of their legislative career. For some, it’s the end of politics and for others it means a change in political direction.

Washington’s cherry blossoms finally hit their peak

The region’s extended winter weather hasn’t been kind to one of the area’s biggest spring attractions. But, Washington’s cherry blossoms have finally hit their peak period and visitors say it was worth the wait.

Repair crews hit the street to smooth over winter’s bumps in the road with a pothole blitz

They are annoying, sometimes even dangerous, and they’re certain to be a challenge to motorists attempting to dodge them after a long winter. So, this week, Prince George’s County road crews turned into the Pothole Patrol to smooth over those bumps in the road.

Museum uses oysters to highlight Annapolis, Chesapeake Bay history

When it comes to learning about Maryland’s seafood history past and present, there’s a little known museum in Annapolis where visitors can find out all about it through some hands experiences.

Students talk school safety, gun control with Senator Ben Cardin

Students at the Seed School, a public boarding school in Baltimore, come from around the state. But despite the safe environment at their school, they are more than aware of the dangers around them. On Thursday, they had the opportunity to take their concerns and suggestions directly to Maryland’s senior U.S. Senator Ben Cardin.

Maryland Senate considers bill banning gay conversion therapy

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Maryland could become the 10th state in the country to prohibit the controversial practice of “gay conversion therapy” by health professionals on minors. The Maryland state senate on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would classify the practice as unprofessional conduct. If a health professional were found to have violated the prohibition they would be subject to discipline from the state’s licensing board.

New exhibit offers virtual, alternative cherry blossom experience

With the colder than usual weather having delayed the peak bloom of Washington’s cherry blossoms visitors can take in a virtual, interactive look at the blossoms at ARTECHOUSE, an interactive art space in Southwest Washington only a few blocks from the National Mall.  

Area readies for an early bloom for Washington’s famed cherry blossoms

Springtime is coming and that means Washington’s Cherry Blossoms will soon be in bloom.

Supporters, opponents square off over proposed hike in state’s minimum wage

In a hearing before the House Economic Matters Committee, supporters of a proposed hike in Maryland’s minimum wage argued that the current rate leaves hundreds of thousands of the state’s working families trapped in a cycle of poverty. Opponents say that increasing the current $9.25 an hour to $15 would only hurt small businesses and possibly lead to the elimination of many jobs.

Annapolis rally calls on Governor to fully fund mental health, addiction aid

-Hundreds rallied on Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House on Thursday to urge Governor Hogan to “keep the door open” for those suffering from mental and behavioral health challenges. The demonstrators say the General Assembly last year expanded a program to tackle the heroin and opioid addiction problem. But, they say, the Governor’s budget proposal fails to fully fund it.