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Maryland installs more litter traps to protect water and sewer systems

Trash in waterways is hazardous for people, wildlife and the environment. Montgomery County releases its first litter trap in the Lockridge Drive Tributary adding on to the other seven traps in the Anacostia watershed. The traps will capture trash from going into the Chesapeake Bay and help mitigate the environmental impact.

Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas abortion law Monday

With a more conservative court, pro-choice and pro-life activists are closely watching this case.

DC council making moves to legalize selling marijuana

Washington, D.C. Council members move forward with legislation that would tax and regulate cannabis and reinvest 50% of revenue back into communities heavily targeted by the drug war.

Facebook whistleblower testifies before members of the Senate

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen fielded questions and shared insight into Facebook’s daily routines at the media giant.

Maryland holds game in honor of mental health awareness

Maryland football wears green ribbons in honor of mental health awareness for their game against Iowa.

UMD’s CARE to Stop the Violence team hosts healing session for sexual violence awareness

College Park, MD – The CARE to Stop Violence Office at the University of Maryland Presents: Take Back the Night 2021 – The Road to Healing. Outside La Plata Beach, survivors, supporters and the larger community engage in creative self-care…

A Montgomery County aid group raises over $100,000 to help local community

Montgomery County, MD.-The group Silver Spring/Takoma Park Mutual Aid is providing local residents with food, diapers, and more. Since forming last year, the group has raised over $100,000 and has helped more than 3,000 local residents. 

The death of Sarah Everard spurs movement to stop violence against women

UK woman Sarah Everard was murdered while walking home alone at night, and it has caused an uproar on social media. The “97% statistic” is trending on many social platforms, as data was released by U.N. Women stating that 97% of women ages 18-24 in the UK have been sexually harassed, and many believe it is no different in the U.S.

University of Maryland students hold candlelight vigil to call attention to anti-Asian hate crimes

College Park, MD– When three Asian-American students at the University of Maryland heard of the Atlanta shootings, they organized a vigil. UMD President Darryll Pines attended. Organizers called on him to do more for AAPI students.

DACA advocates urge U.S. Senate to vote for path of citizenship

Washington- One DACA recipient explains why a pathway to citizenship is critical for her and her family.