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’It was ugly.’ A Baltimore photographer went to the Capitol to record one of the worst days in American history

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, America’s latest day of infamy, Randall Gornowich wanted to be a witness to history. When he heard that supporters of President Donald Trump were storming the Capitol, he grabbed his camera bag and went to Washington. What he saw there left him stunned and angry, emotions he’s still feeling more than two weeks after the insurrection.

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Commissioner’s motions failed, effort to get points across did not

Carroll County Commissioner Eric Bouchat may not be getting a lot of W’s, but he is getting his points across in what he looks at as a quest to educate constituents and colleagues alike about political science. Bent on disruption since he was elected, Bouchat said in 2019 that one of his main goals in running for a seat on the Board of County Commissioners was to see the county’s form of government change from commission to charter, saying the present form goes against constitutional principles.

When Schools Are Hostile to Online Course Choice

Some K-12 public school districts have not been making a good-faith effort to provide their students with the best available outsourced online learning options. Take my school district in Anne Arundel County. Prior to COVID-19, the Maryland State Board of Education provided a list of inexpensive outsourced online courses from which local districts could choose.

It’s 11 O’Clock. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Following the 1960’s riots and curfews in cities across America, variations of this question remained a refrain on TV for decades. This simple yet ominous message evoked dread among parents concerned for their children’s welfare. Decades later, it’s a question parents across Maryland should ask themselves every day.

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Anne Arundel County executive, employees hand out $500 gift cards as part of coronavirus aid

At the end of each of the lines were a handful of Anne Arundel County employees handing out gift cards for residents who had been affected by the pandemic.

Mail delays abound in Baltimore as postal service bemoans historic volumes of holiday mail

The postal service has cited COVID-19 related staffing woes and huge volumes of holiday packages as a reason for mail delays nationwide.

With data presumed unrecoverable, Baltimore County Schools scramble to recover from cyber attack

With student transcripts, ID numbers, state test scores and more apparently destroyed, the hackers’ stranglehold on student data is far worse that school officials have acknowledged.

‘Transformational’: MacKenzie Scott’s gifts to HBCUs, other colleges surpass $800 million

The billionaire turns higher-education philanthropy upside down, as these recipients are not the usual kind.

Maryland to receive more than 100,000 doses of Moderna coronavirus vaccine this week

More than 100,000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have begun shipping to Maryland, meaning the state will have enough doses to vaccinate about 90% of frontline hospital workers by the end of the week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a news release Monday.

CFG Bank owner provides $200 checks to employees to spend on takeout

All 179 employees of Capital Funding Group and CFG Bank will receive $200 each for takeout meals.

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