The University of Maryland’s observatory provides a “space” for students to take part in long-term research projects and get hands-on experience with different telescopes and software. Their efforts are paying off with the use of a number of cameras taking pictures of the night sky and capturing images few have seen.
The latest report on the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed finds improving conditions for some of the key barometers.
An unexpected development overnight Thursday for anyone flying on WOW Airlines including those with flights into and out of BWI-Marshall Airport. The company went out of business stranding customers. One Baltimore woman who may have well been on the last WOW flight ever into BWI-Marshall says it came as a surprise.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen testified under oath on Wednesday before a public hearing held by the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill. Cohen talked about President Donald Trump’s role in a number of alleged improper activities both before and after his election. Cohen was scheduled to testify behind closed doors on Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee.
In 1965, the Voting Rights Act was passed, ensuring the right to vote to black voters as well as enforcing oversight of places where voter suppression was common. In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the oversight requirement. House Democrats want to bring it back to guarantee that exclusionary voting laws are not passed.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an Executive Order in 2016, requiring Maryland’s public schools to begin classes after Labor Day. Now, Maryland senators are pushing back, approving legislation giving local public school boards throughout the state the authority, again, to determine the start and end date of the schools in their county. The measure now moves on to the House.
Ellicott City has endured two deadly floods just within two years. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball updated efforts to deal with the town’s flooding problems on Thursday saying they are considering alternatives to a plan that calls for tearing down a number of the buildings on Main Street.
One day after President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, Maryland’s two senators and its lone Republican congressional representative offer differing views on the President’s comments on investigations, funding the government, and the southern border.
After 34 days of the government shutdown, local business owners are feeling more heat. Dawson’s Market is offering discounts to its federal worker patrons until Monday, Jan. 28th. Other business owners, however, are concerned for what will happen beyond that time.