Greenbelt passes a referendum to study possible reparations for Black and Native American residents

Greenbelt, MD – Greenbelt County Council passes a historic referendum that will study possible reparations for its African American and Native American residents. Voted on by the residents, the city council will create a 21-person commission to review the reparation…

Montgomery county business managers conflicted as the mask mandate lift is extended

Rockville, MD – Montgomery county extended the lift of its indoor mask mandate but the decision might be temporary. The uncertainty has caused some confusion and concern, especially among people who have businesses to run. The mandate might be reinstated…

Spacecraft Lucy launches to space on a mission to discover

Greenbelt, MD – Lucy is a first-of-its-kind mission for NASA that will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids to learn more about how our solar system came to exist. Lead by Greenbelt’s own NASA Goddard, Lucy is expected to travel 4 billion…

D.C. Council introduces a bill that would require all eligible students to be vaccinated

Washington – A new bill in the D.C. Council would require all students eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated by December 15. The bill was introduced on October 4 and would apply to all students in public,…

DC making moves to tackle food insecurity among low income residents

Washington – DC Health partnered with FRESHFARM to provide fresh produce to low income residents through Produce Plus,  a supplemental assistance program overseen by DC Health. Beginning this summer, FRESHFARM will manage the program to connect local farmers and vendors…

Montgomery county voters demand council to strengthen mental health resources

Rockville, MD – In an unusual move, voters are calling on elected officials and candidates seeking office to prioritize mental health and set policies to deal with the growing number of health concerns in the county. 

University of Maryland’s therapy dog ready for finals week stress

College Park, MD – It’s heading towards finals week and student stress levels are increasing. University of Maryland Police Department’s Therapy Dog, Teddy, joined the team for times like this.

Washington Metrorail Safety Commission removes 60% of trains from service

Washington Metrorail Safety Commission ordered the removal of all 7000-series railcars from service. Only 40 trains will remain operating as of now. 7000-series trains make up nearly 60% of Metrorail’s fleet so trains will operate about every 30 minutes rather than the usual 5-8 minutes.

DC council making moves to legalize selling marijuana

Washington, D.C. Council members move forward with legislation that would tax and regulate cannabis and reinvest 50% of revenue back into communities heavily targeted by the drug war.

Anne Arundel County School Board of Education considers raising school bus driver wages

The Anne Arundel County School Board of Education votes to increase school bus driver compensation by $5 an hour and offers incentives to maintain and recruit drivers.