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Maryland School Systems Seek Snow Day Waivers

Eleven school systems in Maryland are asking for waivers for snow days used this winter, and state education officials say others will likely make similar requests in the coming weeks. Yesterday, the state school board voted to give local systems up to a three-day waiver from the 180-day school year requirement. Under the plan, Maryland State School Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery will consider the waiver requests on a case-by-case basis. 

Six Sickened By Carbon Monoxide 

Council Defeats Restaurant Ratings Bill 

The Baltimore City Council is saying "no" to a public restaurant ratings system. The measure, which would have required restaurants to post grades from the health department in their windows, failed last night by one vote. The Restaurant Association of Maryland was opposed to the legislation, but Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would have signed it, had it passed. 

Raskin to Run for Congress

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Maryland Women Continue in NCAA Tournament

The University of Maryland men’s hoops season may be over, but the Maryland women are still in the middle of their NCAA tournament run as they look to extend a 25-game win streak against 31-0 Princeton. The good news for Maryland is that they will play at home. Tip-off is at 6:30 this evening in College Park. 

Hogan, Congressional Leaders Talk FBI Headquarters 

Morgan Holds 5th Annual Innovation Day

Mar 19, 2015
Morgan State University

Morgan State University’s 5th Innovation Day brought a host of professionals, government officials, students and alumni to the Miller Senate Building today in Annapolis.

This year’s gathering celebrated Morgan’s accomplishments in four thematic areas—the Morgan Community Mile, atmospheric science, environmental development and “The Next Big Thing.”

Jazmine Hawes

Three Morgan State University football players were stabbed behind Rawlings Dining Hall on the school’s campus on Tuesday around 2:00 p.m. The athletes were said to have been in a dispute with at least two other unnamed students, including one female.

Congresswoman Donna Edwards Joins Senate Race

Digging Out From Snowstorm 

Digging Out From Snowstorm 

News Wrap: Winter Snowstorm; Ben Carson Apologizes

Mar 5, 2015

Winter’s Last Hurrah?

Winter Storm Forecast

Maryland State Archives

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect in the Baltimore area until 10 p.m. tonight. The forecast is calling for snow, sleet and freezing rain, with up to an inch of snow accumulation and up to 1/10 inch of ice. Roads will likely be impacted by the wintry mix, which should make for dangerous travel in the region. Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Most school districts, including Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll County, dismissed school early due to the inclement weather. 

Early School Closings for March 3

Mar 3, 2015

This is only a partial list for early school closings for today, Tuesday, March 3. Please check with your school district for updated information.

Anne Arundel County Schools

After-school activities are canceled.

Baltimore City Community College


School will close early at 3:30 p.m. due to inclement weather.

Baltimore City Public Schools


MD senator Barbara Mikulski.

Senator Barbara Mikulski Announces Retirement

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced today that she has decided not to run for re-election. Mikulski, who will complete her fifth term in office in January, 2017, says she wants to focus for the next two years on working for her constituents and for the nation.

Confirmation Hearings for Transportation Secretary Delayed

The confirmation hearing for Maryland’s acting transportation secretary has been delayed for a week. According to reports, state senators had so many questions for nominee Pete Rahn that a panel voted to hold another round next Monday. Senators have been asking Rahn about his plans for the agency, and they want to know where he stands on major projects like the Red and Purple Light Rail lines, which are now under increased scrutiny.