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November 2, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Wife of Slain Capital Gazette Writer, Finishes, Releases Husband’s Book

John McNamara was one of five Annapolis Capital Gazette staff members slain in a shooting on June 28, 2018. McNamara was a longtime sports reporter who covered high school basketball in the Washington, D.C. area since the 1980s. By 2018, he had worked on a book about the history and influence of Washington high school basketball […]

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October 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

As They Huddle in Annapolis, Democrats Ponder End of the Miller Era

One thing we do know: Maryland’s Democratic senators will convene behind closed doors in Annapolis on Thursday. One thing we don’t know: why. Press reports say Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, 76, is likely to announce that he’ll step down after 33 years leading the chamber. Miller has revealed he’s fighting stage 4 prostate […]

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June 28, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Remembering the Capital Gazette Victims One Year Later

One year later, hearts are still broken and people all over the country continue to remember Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, the five victims who were killed of the Capital Gazette shooting. In remembrance, #PressOn. Gov. Larry Hogan announced a statewide moment of silence to honor the slain employees […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Celebrates First Dogs on National Pet Day

Admit it. Maryland has the cutest first dogs. Gov. Larry Hogan is joining in on the social media fun by posting photos of his dogs for National Pet Day. Hogan has two Shih Tzus that he adopted last May from BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore. According to The Baltimore Sun, his dog Anna (or Annapolis) […]

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March 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Teachers, County Officials March For Education Funding in Annapolis

Thousands of teachers took buses to Annapolis Tuesday to march in support of increased education funding in the state of Maryland. County leaders including councilmembers, leaders from the Board of Education, and the county executive joined teachers in solidarity for the march. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson said that his […]

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March 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Supports Firefighters at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Before the start of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Annapolis, Gov. Larry Hogan held his annual breakfast with firefighters at Stan and Joe’s Saloon. Hogan was presented with a custom wall logo from the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland before the start of the breakfast. Excited to join the Maryland Professional Fire Fighters again […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s House of Delegates Passes Controversial ‘End of Life Option Act’

The “End of Life Option Act” passed in Maryland’s House of Delegates 74 to 66 after an hour-long emotional debate Thursday. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in Maryland to obtain a prescription that would allow them to end their own lives. According to The Baltimore Sun, Thursday was the “fourth attempt to pass the […]

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March 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

MVA Adding Staff, Hours to Ease REAL ID Burden

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has added extra staff and hours at eight high-volume locations across the state to help motorists meet an Oct. 1, 2020, deadline to get federally-required REAL ID driver’s licenses or ID cards. The Montgomery County location for the extra hours is in Walnut Hill, in Gaithersburg. The others are in […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Senate Approves Legislation to Add Unspecified Gender Option on License

The Maryland State Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would allow for a gender-neutral option when it comes to Marylanders indicating their sex on their legal form of identification. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Will Smith of Montgomery County District 20. It was also co-sponsored by Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan who represents District 17. It […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville High, Eastern Middle Students Honored at Maryland State House

The Maryland State House honored 10 high school and middle school students from Poolesville High School and Eastern Middle School on Monday. The students were recognized for awards and honors they received at the 2018 National History Day competition in June 2018. Last year, over 3,000 students from around the world competed in the academic competition […]

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