2017

High court to weigh Trump’s ending of program for young, undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is due to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.  Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, 165 educational institutions (including…

Baltimore Blockade: Protesters block Guilford Avenue beside homeless encampment

Friday marked the last day residents of the Guilford Avenue homeless encampment could opt in to a dorm-style shelter across town. While it’s an easy decision for some, others took their opinions to the streets.

Japanese phenom Ohtani could become best two-way MLB player since Babe Ruth

If Shohei Ohtani can successfully make the transition to Major League Baseball, he has the chance to become the first two-way player since Babe Ruth. But if he is anything like other stars who jumped from Japan, Ohtani will face an adjustment period in the U.S.

To build staff, Jay Gruden relied on his NFL coaching social network

To fill out his first NFL coaching staff, Jay Gruden drew on pre-existing relationships in the “coaching social network” he established during his decade as an assistant coach.

Maryland casinos may see new forms of gaming

Maryland may see new forms of gaming such as “esports” or skill-based games after a panel of various gaming corporations presented information to a joint legislative committee this week.

Historically black Ken-Gar community celebrates 125th anniversary

As residents of the Ken-Gar neighborhood gathered to celebrate its 125th anniversary earlier this month, they remembered the obstacles they overcame and reflected on their community’s increasing diversity.

Ocean City businesses fear losing seasonal workforce if J-1 visa program is reduced

As the summer tourism season comes to a close in Ocean City, Maryland, many businesses fear they may soon lose much of their seasonal workforce if the Trump administration cancels the J-1 visa program.

House debates child-marriage restrictions

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Minors can get married in Maryland if they have their parents’ consent or the woman to be married is pregnant or has given birth. The problem, advocates say, is that parents coerce children, usually girls, into forced…

Trump, corruption, state finances color legislative session

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Democrats during the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session made concerted efforts to preempt policies from the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. An unexpected shortfall in revenue added to the usual partisan conflict over the budget while…

Annapolis native with Down syndrome enjoys lobbying, working

By HANNAH KLARNER Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Madelyn Monzo doesn’t spend her paychecks — she’s saving them to take her father to Walt Disney World. The 24-year-old Annapolis native works in a discount store — her third job…