Local non-profit helps with meeting needs of pet owners impacted by government shut-down

It’s not just the humans who’ve been impacted by the government shut-down. Many of their four-legged family members have been as well. One local non-profit is helping to fill the need and help with preparing pet owners if federal workers are hit with a second shut-down.

U.S. Senate votes down two bills to end record shutdown

On the same day that the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would end the government shutdown, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin again criticized President Trump’s proposal for a wall along the Mexican border. Cardin also said delaying the President’s State of the Union address was the right thing to do because it would not be appropriate to talk about the state of the union while the government is still shut down.

State offers free transportation to workers impacted by shutdown

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that federal workers who are not being paid because of the on-going government shutdown will be able to get free rides from the Maryland Transportation Administration.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, county executives, call for the end to partial federal government shutdown

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and four county executives urged President Trump, and Congress, to work together to end the longest shutdown in U.S. history that is affecting their constituents.

Commission asks lawmakers for upgrades in antiquated emergency system

A statewide commission is urging state lawmakers to approve a package of bills upgrading the state’s 9-1-1 system which is now over 50 years old.

Michael Bloomberg calls on Annapolis to talk gun control

Former New York City Mayor, rumored to be considering a run for president in 2020 made a stop in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon. Bloomberg met with about half-a-dozen democratic lawmakers and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to discuss gun control. 

Thousands turn out for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration celebration

Governor Hogan, his family and a couple of thousand friends celebrated his inauguration and second term in office with a gala Wednesday night at the MGM National Harbor.

Ellicott City continues to battle back from devastating floods even as the future remains uncertain

The beauty and charm of Howard County’s historic Ellicott City have been tested since its founding in 1772 by devastating, at times deadly, floods. Yet the town keeps coming back. In this special report the Capital News Service looks at what makes Ellicott City so vulnerable and why so many believe the efforts to save the town are worth it—even as they differ on how best to do it.

Ellicott City residents remain hopeful despite challenges from devastating floods

Following two devastating floods in the past two years, Ellicott City is still picking up the pieces and planning for the future.

Destructive Ellicott City floods blamed on nature and development

In recent years, Ellicott city has garnered national attention…not for historical significance…but for the 2016 and 2018 floods that devastated the community. Those deadly floods are blamed on a combination of nature and complications brought on by development.