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Md. Minimum wage increases beginning 2020

The Maryland General Assembly passed two new bills that aim to increase minimum wage and to allow public school districts to choose when to start school. The two bills were met with opposition from Gov. Larry Hogan, who vetoed both bills but were both overridden by the State House and Senate.
May 9, 2019

When looking for a part time job, most will value salary over enjoyment and experience. However, with the new increase in minimum wage, that tradeoff may not exist anymore. The Maryland General Assembly...

University of Maryland basketball dominates

Senior guard Dez Wells is has lead the University of Maryland men's baskeball team to a top 10 national rank.
March 11, 2015

There is only one school in the entire nation whose men’s and women’s NCAA teams are both ranked in the top 10: Maryland. For the first time since 1997, both the men’s and women’s basketball...

Future UMD students react to Big 10 switch

December 20, 2012

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, the old proverb goes. For Terps fans come 2014, a bizarrely warped version of this wisdom will have to apply as the University of Maryland...

Voters to decide on four hot-button issues

Voters to decide on four hot-button issues
November 7, 2012

For the past several months, Maryland residents have been bombarded with fliers, radio announcements, and television commercials begging the public to vote in favor of or against four referendums that...

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall
October 1, 2012

Autumn not only brings colorful foliage, but also jousting, fortune telling, face painting and merriment, for the Maryland Renaissance Festival is back in town. This year marks the 36th anniversary of...

Gay marriage bill passes in MD

March 26, 2012

Governor Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law March 2 allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. The law will go into effect in 2013, but is likely to be voted on as a referendum on the Maryland...

Maryland unsure whether to apply for No Child Left Behind waiver

October 24, 2011

  President Barack Obama plans to grant waivers to states which will allow them to bypass certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act if they implement other education reforms.   Under...

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