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Letter To The Editor: High-Density Housing

We should demand our council put the health of our grandparents and children before politics. more

Letter To The Editor: In Response To “The Pressure Is Real”

Dear Mr. Roche,I just read your article “The Pressure Is Real” and have a few related comments and questions. I appreciate your writing on this topic, as I am a family-friend of a recent … more

Thanksgiving And Thanksliving Everyday

As we just celebrated the national holiday of Thanksgiving, that features family and food, I thought of what we call in Lebanon “Thanksliving,” when you are happy just to be safe. more

Changes In Anne Arundel County

Happy spring to everyone! Along with the change of season, there are new ideas and positive changes happening at the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office. We are starting to implement plans and … more

Crossover – What’s That?

In theater, we have a time known as tech week when we feel like gods because we create whole worlds in six days, and on the seventh day, we do two shows. I have discovered that this world also exists … more

When Should The School Year End?

Do you remember when summer vacation ended after Labor Day weekend? Throughout the years, this date, which had been set as an unwritten tradition, has changed. Only a few years ago, children were … more

Politicians Should Not Be Drawing Their Own Electoral Maps

On March 26, the Supreme Court heard arguments in cases from Maryland and North Carolina, where citizens are asking the court to find that drawing congressional districts along partisan lines is … more

Victim Witness Advocates: The Silent Strength

The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Victim-Witness Services division in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County. more

A Recap Of Our Budget Town Hall

On March 26, District 5 did not disappoint for the budget town hall that I had the pleasure of co-hosting with County Executive Steuart Pittmann. Just over 250 residents came out to hear our remarks, … more

The History Of Women’s Suffrage

Nineteen is the magic number for women's suffrage. more

Students Must Be Held Accountable For Their Actions

Thank you, Anne Arundel County NAACP, for your advocacy and for demanding changes in our schools to help erase hate. Your frequent testimony during our Board of Education meetings, but especially during the November 20 meeting, made a difference. more

The Value Of Focused Rage

As the saying goes, “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” and we are in a moment in our history that I never thought I’d see in my lifetime. more

An Update On Environmental Matters

Our county has a strong environmental ethic, and our communities depend on a clean, healthy environment as part of their quality of life. more

The County Budget

For 45 days, the council has dissected, analyzed, discussed and assessed the county executives’ budget that was presented on May 1. more

COVID Pandemic Forces Pittman To Forgo Luxury With FY2021 Budget

The $1.7 billion FY2021 budget comes at a time for fiscal restraint. Health and human services was one area that will get a funding boost. more

Mediation - A Solution For Conflict

It may be hard to believe that a lawyer would tell you that not all disputes should wind up in court. An alternative to filing criminal charges or taking matters into your own hands - from … more

Letter To The Editor

The Global Health Security Agenda has been approved by 30 countries, and this bill would allow the United States to join this group. more

County Executive Pittman Unveils Anne Arundel County Transition Report

In a departure from traditional transition team structure, Pittman’s transition committees focused on communities rather than specific county departments. more

Federal Tax Reform, One Year In

One thing we do know – and that we expected – is that uncertainty remains the driving factor behind changed spending habits. more

Voters Receive Mail-In Ballots For June 2 Maryland Presidential Primary Election

The pandemic also resulted in the date of the primary being moved from April 28 to June 2. more
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