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Public Support Is Strong For Starting School After Labor Day

Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials currently are analyzing feedback from a recent survey to help them best determine the 2020/2021 school year calendar. As they analyze the results and … more

Council Update

In 10 short months, we have seen council members introduce legislation regarding medical marijuana zoning, illegal immigrant screening, budget, taxes, workforce housing and fair housing. more

Unity

Building relationships, trust and safe places for students to freely express themselves is the most important part of every new school year. more

Letter To The Editor: Anne Arundel County Treatment Of 911 Responders On 9/11

 Earleigh Heights Volunteer Firefighters provide a great service to Anne Arundel County. As a county resident, I would think the county would want to work with the volunteers, but instead it seems to make it as difficult as possible. more

Forest Conservation Bill To Be Introduced

On October 7, the Anne Arundel County Council will open the public hearing for Bill 68-19. more

“The Current War” Fails To Provide A Jolt Of Excitement

“The Current War” had a star-studded cast and a fascinating storyline, yet this electrifying tale is reduced to something rather yawn-inducing, with slow pacing. more

The Importance Of Health Services

With Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman as the county health officer and Kai Boggess-deBruin, Ph.D., as the new deputy chief administrative officer for health and human services, we are signaling a fundamental shift in how we approach wellness. more

Some History On The State House

 You would think that if the Maryland State House was haunted, it would be by bills killed in committee, or by the woes of politicians and partisans whose causes weren't addressed. more

Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

A new web-based application will empower citizens to become better informed about the details of the state budget with a user-friendly and easy-to-navigate interface. more

Prescription Drug Affordability Board

In 2017, I lost an extraordinarily talented colleague and friend to suicide when he learned that his insurance would no longer cover his medical care. He was young, driven and desperate. more

Chamber Update

We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber. more

College Savings Now And Down The Road

College loans can have crushing consequences for students and their families. The burden of this debt – now at $1.6 trillion nationally – has reached a crisis level. more

Welcome Back To School!

Welcome back AACPS students, parents, guardians, teachers and staff! Let’s talk about some back-to-school resources, as well as my priorities for this school year. more

Delegate Malone, From The Perspective Of A Legislative Aide And A Constituent

I look forward to my seventh session, which will begin next January, now working as Delegate Michael Malone’s legislative aide. more

Letter To The Editor: Green Hornets Referees

I think it would be a great improvement if the refs were asked by Green Hornets to put more consideration into their calls. Many of these players hope to play high-school-level basketball. more

Serving The Community

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County remains committed to diligently serving the citizens of our community and engaging in conversations about crime and the justice system regardless of how challenging they may be. more

School Start Times

Whether you love our current start times or not, the subject of safe and healthy school hours is picking up steam globally and school systems across the country have made the switch. more

Working On Constituent Matters

Since taking office in December, my office has received more than 100 constituent cases a month. Each case is an exercise in due diligence, patience and communication. more

Let’s End Gerrymarylandering

Gerrymandering doesn’t just affect America and Maryland; it affects you. Close to the geographic center of Anne Arundel County, Severna Park is a discrete community, but gerrymandering divides and contains it politically. more

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