Several health organizations in Maryland are preparing to provide one-on-one, in-person assistance to help uninsured and underinsured residents enroll in new health care plans under the Affordable Care Act.
by NATALIE KORNICKS and ZAINAB MUDALLAL Capital News Service Myra Feagin is an employed Baltimore resident, pregnant mother of one, and a nine-year participant in the
By EMILIE EASTMAN Capital News Service If the nation’s largest marijuana lobbying organization has its way, Maryland will legalize marijuana by 2017. The Marijuana Policy Project announced
HEALTH • BY LUCAS HIGH Capital News Service People who live in areas with higher rates of gun ownership are more likely to commit suicide, whether by gun or by
HEALTH • BY AMBER LARKINS Capital News Service Watch video about this initiative at the end of the article. Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to end childhood hunger in the United States
ENVIRONMENT • BY JESSICA WILDE Capital News Service Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind energy bill is on its way to his desk for a signature, having passed in the House
EDUCATION • YAGANA SHAH Capital News Service Federal budget cuts to early childhood education that could affect 800 Maryland students are a poor idea, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan,
EDUCATION • ALLISON GOLDSTEIN Capital News Service Alicia Escoto, 19, works two jobs, has student loans and struggles to pay her way through college at the University of Maryland, College
VIDEO • BY LEAH VILLANUEVA Capital News Service Forecasters are predicting the biggest snowfall to hit the area in two years and folks are puzzled, skeptical, and excited.
VIDEO • BY CAROLINE WOODALL Capital News Service Members of a Maryland House committee hear arguments on a number of bills seeking to limit and, in some cases, eliminate, the
BY DAVID GUTMAN, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE TAKOMA PARK – She’s a progressive state delegate who has partnered on legislation with a Tea Party Republican. She used to work
By CHRIS LEYDEN, CNS GREENBELT -- Prince George’s County, state and local officials called for Purple Line funding Thursday, saying the county is ready to make the rail line
ENVIRONMENT • BY AISHA AZHAR, CNS COLLEGE PARK -- Fall colors are arriving later and are fading more quickly because of climate change, according to researchers. The climate-driven changes are
EYE ON ANNAPOLIS • By JULIE BAUGHMAN, CNS; ANNAPOLIS – Comptroller Peter Franchot, resident of Takoma Park, prides himself in being what he calls,
ECONOMY • BY DAN JORDAN Special to Capital News Service Blanca Oliva, 61 years old, laughed remembering the first time she saw snow. It was 1988 and she had
HEALTH • BY JOSH COOPER, CNS Scroll to bottom to see interactive map. Some Maryland residents see drinking raw milk as a normal part of a healthy diet. The
ENERGY • ELLEN STODOLA, CNS Republicans and Democrats are at odds in the General Assembly over whether Maryland should pursue offshore wind or natural gas fracking as a
EYE ON ANNAPOLIS • CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE STAFF The 2012 General Assembly session closed without an agreement between the House of Delegates and the Senate on an operating
TRANSPORTATION • BY MALI KRANTZ, CNS Gov. Martin O'Malley defended his proposed six percent sales tax on gasoline before House and Senate committees Wednesday, saying Maryland needs to address
IMMIGRATION • BY MALI KRANTZ One morning last week, Jorge Steven Acuna, a 19-year-old aspiring surgeon, was preparing for another day of school at Montgomery College in Germantown. Moments later, U.S.