Montgomery County Park Police set to carry ‘sensory bags’ to ease stress in situations

Sensory bags have been implemented by Montgomery County Park Police to ease stress and anxiety that comes from situations involving law enforcement. The bags are equipped with items like noise-canceling headphones and Rubik’s cubes to promote concentration or stimulate senses. 

Investigations find dangerous levels of PFAs in fast-food restaurant packaging

Alarming levels of PFAS have been found in food packaging at a large number of popular fast-food chains. These dangerous chemicals are often called “forever chemicals” because they do not break down in the environment. They are used to prevent grease and water from soaking through food wrappers and beverage cups. 

Local refugees organize to help new refugees settle in the DMV

Local refugees have come together to complete outreach work that will enable refugee communities to succeed in America. This includes vaccine clinics, translation assistance and the provision of mental health resources.

The Washington Spirit makes a second half comeback against the North Carolina Courage

Washington- The reigning champion Washington Spirit could not make it past the defense of the Courage for the first half. But they dominated in the second half, scoring two huge goals to bring the match to a draw. 

D.C. recruits more women in police department

Washington – The D.C. Metropolitan Police and Mayor Muriel Bowser have signed the 30×30 initiative, which calls for more women police officers. It will ensure that 30 percent of new officer classes are women by 2030. 

Maryland women’s gymnastics dominates in the Xfinity Center on Sunday

The University of Maryland women’s gymnastics team was victorious over William & Mary, Yale and N.C. State on Sunday. Senior gymnastics Audrey Barber led the team and broke the record to become the highest scoring gymnast in Terps history. 

Maryland basketball celebrates seniors in Minnesota win

College Park, MD- The Terps basketball team is celebrating four straight wins as they try to rebound from the losing reputation they received earlier this season. The team beat Minnesota 84-73 in the Xfinity Center Wednesday night and celebrated seniors…

Policy proposal to allow cyclists and scooters to yield instead of stopping

The legislation will also ban right turn on red for vehicles in an attempt to protect pedestrians.

Local organizations unite to fight hunger and promote restaurants

Riverdale Park, Maryland- Volunteer groups come together to try and find a solution to hunger and to help struggling restaurants.  These groups have been distributing cooked meals they purchase from local restaurants to those in need for over two years. 

University of Maryland tennis defeats Brown University

College Park, MD- The University of Maryland women’s tennis team beat Brown to extend their winning streak. The team has not tallied this many wins since the 2019-2020 season.