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Divided Supreme Court hears arguments over young immigrants program

WASHINGTON – With a crowd of protesters just outside of the building, the justices of the nation’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday that may determine the fate of a popular program that protected young immigrants from deportation. At issue is…

Kate Kennedy, a voting advocate, seeking second term on College Park City Council

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – When Kate Kennedy was running for College Park City Council two years ago, she made a move that she knew could jeopardize her chance of winning the election. The hot-button issue of non-citizens – undocumented immigrants,…

Thousands urge Washington and the world to take action on climate change

By NORA ECKERT, DAN NOVAK, HEATHER KIM, AYANA ARCHIE and HORUS ALAS  Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Thousands took to the streets of the nation’s capital on Friday as part of a global youth strike for climate change, wielding signs…

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

DC store’s Go-Go music is turned back on after neighborhood protest

For nearly a quarter-of-a-century, a local store in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood has entertained the public with Go-Go played on external protests. A recent protest by neighbors silenced the music. But it didn’t last long after Go-Go fans united to get it turned back on.

Thousands of DMV students stage walkout for stricter gun regulation and greater school security

Students from Montgomery County’s Winston Churchill High School joined with thousands of other students from around the area on Wednesday in a walk-out, 17-minute silent protest and open call to the White House and Congress for better protections for students in school and additional gun control legislation.

Protesters demand more federal support for Puerto Rico

Protesters rallied for more federal support for Puerto Rico, which was hit by Category 4 Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. Weeks later, most of the island still lacks power.

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…

Kids travel to Washington with a message for President Trump

Young people from all over the East Coast joined together in front of the White House to send President Trump a message about his immigration policies. They were speaking up for families at risk of being separated because of deportation.

Civil rights groups push legislation on police transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis Wednesday.