2016

Young people, like those at Hogan’s New Hampshire visit, may be key 2020 targets

GOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire – As Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan weighs whether to mount a primary challenge to Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2020, he might want to look to young voters to boost his chances. Among…

Comptroller seeks power to combat tax fraud

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Legislation supported by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Gov. Larry Hogan would give new powers to the comptroller’s office to combat tax fraud. Testifying Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, Franchot, a Democrat, asked lawmakers to “give…

Maryland looks to end income-based housing discrimination

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Voucher holders’ options for housing may soon broaden if Maryland lawmakers reintroduce and pass the Home Act in the upcoming 2017 legislative session.

Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis reaches an all-time high

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling…

Some in Maryland LGBT community concerned about treatment under new administration

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Delegate Maggie McIntosh, D-Baltimore, said she is concerned about LGBT residents in Maryland after the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump. “I am not worried about an erosion of legal rights, I am worried about an erosion…

Maryland struggles to retain young, qualified teachers

Maryland schools are often touted as some of the best in the country, but beneath the surface, it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain experienced teachers during the first few years into the profession despite receiving relatively high pay among teachers nationwide.

NFL experts and fans weigh in on the fluctuating NFL ratings

After years of soaring NFL ratings, the current 2016 season has attracted significantly lower viewership throughout the first half of the season. In an attempt to explain the decline, NFL officials, experts and fans have offered many theories, including outrage…

Underwater Maryland canyon could see new protections

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Less than 60 miles off the coast of Maryland, the ocean is peppered with bubblegum corals and mahi mahi in the Baltimore Canyon — one of 70 similar formations in the Atlantic created by ancient rivers. The…

Maryland Muslim doctor offers free health care

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – For the past 10 years, Dr. Ashraf Meelu has paid out-of-pocket to offer basic health care in clinics open to the public.

Top 10 graphics from fall 2016

Our data lab team was hard at work this semester creating interactive graphics to complement stories focused on everything from politics to sports to economics. Check out some of their best work from this semester.