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Overrepresentation of Takoma Park may lead to restructuring of Montgomery County Council

The recent months have seen debate over the composition of the Montgomery County Council, especially with regards to the disproportionately high amount of representatives from Takoma Park. Although the population…

County votes in favor of $15 minimum wage

The Montgomery County Council voted on November 7 to raise the minimum wage in the county to $15 for employees by 2024. Councilmember Sidney Katz approved this bill because he…

County redevelopment plans cause controversy over possible historic African-American burial ground

The Montgomery County Planning Department and the Macedonia Baptist Church have apparently reached a deadlock over a highly controversial development plan. The Westbard area in Bethesda has been selected by…

Profiling Maryland’s 2018 gubernatorial candidates

With the Maryland gubernatorial election primaries approaching in late June of 2018, challengers of the incumbent governor’s seat are have already begun their political campaigns. Governor Hogan, whose first term…

Deterioration of metro system prompts taxation debate

The state of the Washington D.C. Metro has greatly deteriorated over the course of the past several years. Within this time, the heavy rail transit system has become prone to…

Montgomery County considers new $15 minimum wage bill

In January 2017, Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett vetoed a proposed bill which would have eventually raised the county’s hourly minimum wage to $15. The bill in question was passed…

Hogan opposes the implementation of ESSA in Maryland school systems

Controversy over the education issue arose anew with the advent of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Passed in 2015 under President Obama’s administration, ESSA seeks to improve state…

Controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance

Every morning, millions of students from kindergarteners to high schoolers across the nation stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance; however, a large proportion of these students choose not to…