Major Power Outage Closes Maryland Campus

An explosion at a Southern Maryland power facility caused power outages that spread from the power facility to the White House and the College Park campus of the University of Maryland.

U.S. Postal Service Inspires Kids to Write

April is National Card and Letter Writing month. The United States Postal Service celebrated by issuing a new Forever stamp inspiring kids at the Friendship Public Charter School in D.C. to personalize their heart-felt messages.

Washington Nationals Renovate Nationals Park

The Nationals are commemorating their 10-year anniversary with renovations to Nationals Park that will appeal to both fans and players.

Girls Conquer The World of Technology

A five-member all girl team of a Howard County middle school wins “Best in Nation” in Verizon’s “Innovative App Challenge.”

PAVE Helps Teens Deal with Sexual Abuse

PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) is a non-profit founded by Angela Rose to help high schoolers overcome and speak out on sexual abuse.

Local Farm Produces Solar Energy

According to a survey by Solar Foundation, Maryland ranks 13 in the country for solar jobs.

Maryland Puts Voluntary Ban on Palcohol

Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot and Maryland Alcohol Wholesalers and Distributors have reached an agreement on the voluntary ban of the product Palcohol. Pacohol, powdered alcohol, was approved by the FDA but state leaders say there are too many risks associated with the product.

Kids find Inner Peace in the Inner City

At the after-school program at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, kids do yoga, meditation, and mindfulness exercises. This program sponsored by Holistic Life Foundation serves 58 students from Pre-K through 5th grade.

Former NBC Voice Contestant Uses Her Talent to Inspire Students

RaeLynn, former finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” may not have won the competition, but says she’s still achieving her dreams. She just treated students at Bowie High School with a private concert as part of the celebration of “Music In Our Schools Month.”

Atheist Groups Upset with Two Articles in Maryland’s Constitution

Maryland’s Constitution contains two articles that atheists groups find offensive because they discriminate against atheists. Although the articles were struck down by the Supreme Court in the 1960’s, Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church & State said it’s the principle of the thing.