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Local activists vow vigilance following Dulles protests

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries on January 27, many residents of Takoma Park and Silver Spring responded by hastily making a sign and driving to Dulles International Airport.

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Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.

The lawmakers pledged to pass the Protect Our Schools Act; block Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s Public Charter School Act; oppose the governor’s proposal to double funding on his Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today—or BOOST—Program; restore education funding that has been cut in the governor’s budget; and pass the Less Testing, More Learning Act.


Homeless count attempts to find needy in suburban shadows

It was dark at 6 a.m. when volunteers started searching for homeless people in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and it was after 11 p.m. when they stopped. Volunteers and Department of Social Services workers canvassed the county by breaking it into geographic sections as a part of the annual Point In Time Count for parts of Virginia and Maryland surrounding Washington, D.C. One of the challenges in Prince George’s County is the invisible nature of suburban homelessness.


Maryland Senate overrides Clean Energy Jobs veto

The state Senate voted Thursday morning to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 veto of the Clean Energy Jobs bill, 32 to 13, after the House voted 85 to 51 Tuesday to override the measure. This law, dubbed the “Sunshine Tax” by Hogan, will change the requirement for renewable-energy sources in Maryland’s electricity supply from 20 percent by the year 2022 to 25 percent by the year 2020.