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A Time For Reckoning, Repentance And Revival

Pastor Stephen Mitchell says it's time to remember what it really means to be a Christian. more

Civil Emergency Powers: Lessons Learned

Understand the history behind the civil emergency powers law, how often it has been used, and why. more

A Different Session

The Maryland General Assembly convened for the 2021 session at noon on Wednesday, January 13. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things will run differently for the General Assembly this year. more

We Cannot Turn A Blind Eye To This Constitutional Crisis

Many of you have heard me before say that words matter, that as representatives, we have a platform and an expectation to speak truthfully and thoughtfully. more

Granting Financial Relief To Those In Need

As 2021 begins, too many Maryland families are struggling to avoid eviction, put food on the table and pay their bills, while many small businesses are hanging on by a thread. more

“Stupid” Is A Dirty Word

In our current political environment, dirty words like "stupid" too often are knee-jerked at others without pausing to listen, to find common ground. more

Why A Weary World Can Still Rejoice

As “dark” as this winter seems and feels, we have never in my lifetime had a Christmas that is as closely connected to the first one. more

COVID-19 Vaccine

When the vaccine will be distributed in Phase Two depends on a number of factors, mostly the availability of the vaccine and how many Phase One individuals remain to be vaccinated, but it appears likely that vaccines will not be administered to everyone desirous of one until sometime in 2021. more

Together We Can Cross The Finish Line

The winner isn’t the one most prepared, best qualified or even most deserving, but the one who finishes the race. more

A New Board And Budget Season

The AACPS Board of Education is fully elected for the first time in history. I heartily welcome Robert Silkworth, Corine Frank and Joanna Tobin of Districts 2, 3 and 6, respectively. more

Spreading Holiday Cheer

With coronavirus cases exploding nationally and here in Maryland, uncertainty reigns during a time of year when we try to put our worries aside to focus on family and festive celebrations. more

Letter To The Editor

Kyle Cooke explains why he is disappointed in Dr. Arlotto's decision to delay elementary school learning inside of classrooms. more

Animal Legislation A Highlight For November

Since March, families across our county have been living life a bit differently than they had before COVID-19. more

Reopening Plans

The Board of Education, despite Dr. George Arlotto’s recommendation to continue school in an all-virtual environment for the rest of the semester, voted to move forward with a hybrid plan. more

How Did Each Party Get Its Political Mascot?

As we wrap up the 2020 presidential election, this month’s article will be of a lighter nature. I do this with the hope that we can all work toward a brighter future, whether one likes an elephant or a donkey. more

Our Small Businesses Need A Lifeline

The scene on Main Street America is bleak. In urban and rural areas, shuttered storefronts have become an all-too-familiar sight. Maryland is no exception. From my hometown in Takoma Park to beautiful Severna Park, businesses are hanging on for dear life. more

Vote At These Locations

You can also drop off your ballot at any of these sites. more

Domestic Violence Advocates Serve Community

The Office of the State’s Attorney has a dedicated team of victim/witness advocates who are trained to support crime victims. more

Council Update

The Anne Arundel County Council is in full legislative swing after returning from our annual recess month of August. more

Referendum Items On The November Ballot

There will be two referendum items on the November ballot that you should be aware of prior to voting. The items will be presented to you as “questions,” and you will vote for or against each “question.” more
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