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Montgomery county business managers conflicted as the mask mandate lift is extended

Rockville, MD – Montgomery county extended the lift of its indoor mask mandate but the decision might be temporary. The uncertainty has caused some confusion and concern, especially among people who have businesses to run. The mandate might be reinstated…

Sugar skulls, pictures and orange flowers: Mexican Catholics celebrate Day of the Dead

Baltimore-To commemorate Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, Mexican Catholics display colorful altars to celebrate the lives of their loved ones. This tradition is celebrated primarily in Mexico, but it has extended to various parts across the…

Victory for tenants: Montgomery County Council passes rent stabilization bill

Rockville, MD- The Montgomery County Council unanimously passes Bill 30-21 which aims to help struggling tenants from losing their homes. The bill limits rent increases and prohibits landlords from charging late fees for the next six months. Local advocates say…

Spacecraft Lucy launches to space on a mission to discover

Greenbelt, MD – Lucy is a first-of-its-kind mission for NASA that will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids to learn more about how our solar system came to exist. Lead by Greenbelt’s own NASA Goddard, Lucy is expected to travel 4 billion…

D.C. Council introduces a bill that would require all eligible students to be vaccinated

Washington – A new bill in the D.C. Council would require all students eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated by December 15. The bill was introduced on October 4 and would apply to all students in public,…

Activists call for change in how police respond to mental health crisis incidents in Montgomery County

Gaithersburg, MD-  The Silver Spring Justice Coalition and the family of Ryan Leroux are demanding for change in how police respond to mental health crisis incidents. Leroux was shot and killed in July by Montgomery County Police officers after they…

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Increase 73% in 2020, FBI Data Shows

Washington- Anti-Asian hate crimes increased 73% in 2020, recently updated FBI data shows. Hate crimes for this community increased from 161 in 2019 to 279 in 2020. Experts say the increase is because of hate rhetoric spread during the COVID-19…

RSV cases spike, as parents worry about their children’s safety

Doctors have seen a recent spike in RSV cases across the nation, at a time when it is usually not expected. RSV usually peaks in the winter months of January and February, and now coupled with COVID, parents are concerned with how to keep their children safe.

Howard University students stage sit-in protest, enter day 2

Washington – Students at Howard University continue to protest poor housing conditions on campus. A sit-in demonstration is being led by the Live Movement, a national HBCU coalition, at the Blackburn University Student Center. Students say they will continue protesting…

D.C. LGBTQ+ shelter struggling to stay open after losing government funding

Washington- A local LGBTQ+ nonprofit is being forced to close the doors to its 50-bed low barrier emergency shelter on Thursday. This decision comes after the D.C. Department of Human Services gave Casa Ruby a five day notice stating that…