Federal funds aimed at boosting Chesapeake Bay oyster population

WASHINGTON – Efforts to increase Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population – a key indicator of the bay’s health – have received $800,000 in federal funding.   “This money will allow us and our partners – including the Maryland Department of Natural Resources…

Raskin decries administration as Cummings launches new probe into Pence, emoluments

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees have opened investigations into Vice President Mike Pence’s stay at a Trump golf resort during his trip to Ireland this week, the latest inquiry into the administration as Democrats continue to weigh…

Van Hollen blasts McConnell over Senate inaction on gun bill

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, lambasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday for inaction on gun control legislation, saying it would be “grossly irresponsible” for the Kentucky Republican to not bring up legislation for a Senate vote. “It’s…

National Cherry Blossom Festival generates over $100 million for DC

WASHINGTON – The National Cherry Blossom Festival, a weeks-long cultural extravaganza that heralds the arrival of springtime in Washington, generated between $100 million to $160 million in economic activity for the city, organizers estimate — following a winter season marred…

Viral Baltimore Drumming Duo to Perform in D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

BALTIMORE – A year ago, you could’ve found them on the streets of downtown Baltimore, the thundering rattle of their snare drums ricocheting off concrete and steel. In a city known for its crime and violent culture, Timothy Fletcher and…