Public health concerns raised about industrial chicken farms

Farms on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore are starting to look more like factories these days. Johns Hopkins’ Center for a Livable future says the influx of these industrial chicken farms, also known as CAFOs, could threaten public health throughout the state.

Veteran rides motorcycle from Minnesota to celebrate Veterans’ Day in D.C.

On Veterans’ Day, the country stops to honor the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve America. One Minnesota veteran travels hundreds of miles twice a year to pay his personal respect to his fellow soldiers.

Metro considers fare hikes to fix budget deficit

The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority is seeing red – and lots of it. Metro says it may look to its riders to help fill in the gap for its multi-million dollar budget shortfall.

Candidate mask sales could predict the next president

Costume retailer Spirit Halloween has accurately predicted the presidential election winner based on Halloween mask sales for two decades. And this year, there’s a spooky prediction for Hillary Clinton.

EPA funds pediatric asthma study at Johns Hopkins for Baltimore’s at-risk youth

Twenty percent of children in Baltimore suffer from asthma, which is more than double the national average. Lawmakers are taking the first step in clearing the air by funding a Johns Hopkins study that may bring them closer to preventing pediatric asthma.

New law aims to give homeless students better access to education

Homeless students face many unique struggles, like finding transportation, stable housing and consistency with school attendance. The Every Student Succeeds Act, effective Oct. 1, hopes to fix just that.

Baltimore non-profit rescues abused and abandoned dogs from Kuwait

Wings of Love, a local non-profit organization, helps abused and abandoned dogs from Kuwait find their forever homes in Maryland.

Jump rope keeps Baltimore youth active and off the streets

You may think jump rope is just child’s play, but for kids at Jump for Joy, it’s the ticket to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Group Calls on Maryland Lawmakers to Force Drug Makers to Explain Price Hikes

With the cost of prescription drugs continuing to go up — in some cases more than doubling the price of some widely used medications over the past five years — one local advocacy group is calling on the Maryland legislature to approve an initiative requiring drug companies to explain the reason for those increases.