A new way to relax at the Maryland Zoo with yoga and penguins

Yoga enthusiasts now have a wild alternative to their usual setting. They can relax with an hour-long vinyasa-style class while enjoying the up-close view of the African penguins at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Former Terp, Ravens football player continues to provide support to Baltimore residents

Former Terp, Ravens football player continues to provide support to Baltimore residents with annual charity basketball game.

Acting Baltimore mayor draws lawmakers’ optimism, support

Members of the General Assembly from Baltimore said they have confidence in ex-officio Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the city council’s president, after meeting with him early Tuesday morning. Young is taking over the city’s helm after Mayor Catherine Pugh — who is under scrutiny for undeclared sales of children’s books to and through organizations doing business with the city — stepped aside for health reasons.

House and Senate override Governor’s veto of minimum wage increase

After Governor Hogan on Wednesday vetoed a $15 minimum wage in Maryland, the House and the Senate less than 24 hours later voted to override the veto. As a result, the first increase will kick in January 1, 2020, when the minimum wage will become $11 an hour. It will reach $15 in 2026.

Washington County senior hand crochets thousands of caps for newborns

80 year old Doris Bender retired in 2001 and has since found her niche. She crochets hats for newborns at Meritus Medical center and has made over two thousand in three years.

Oldest Living African American B&O employee recalls life on the railroad

She’s 99 years old…soon to be 100. But Maggie Hudson’s memories remain of being among an important first for the B&O Railroad.

Maryland House votes to reprimand Delegate Jay Jalisi

Two days after the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics released a damaging 16-page report on what it called an “ongoing pattern of bullying and abusive workplace behavior” the Maryland House of Delegates voted to reprimand Baltimore County Delegate Jay Jalisi.

Local non-profit making a difference for many Maryland classrooms

For many families in Maryland and across the country, making the decision between buying school supplies and purchasing food is a tough one. One local non-profit is trying to make that decision a little easier one pencil at a time.

Legislation seeks increase in education funding according to recommendations from the Kirwan Commission

Lawmakers urged the General Assembly to approve a funding plan based on the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.” The proposed legislation is an outgrowth of the work being done by the Kirwan commission which is looking at ways to improve Maryland’s school system and provide students with the resources to succeed in college and their careers.

Doctor assisted suicide bill fails in state senate

A bill which would have allowed someone terminally ill to end their life with help from a doctor came up short in a key vote in the state Senate on Wednesday. The legislation, which had been approved by the House but heavily amended in a Senate committee, was defeated in a tie vote.