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O’Malley pushes state minimum wage increase with online petition

O’Malley pushes state minimum wage increase with online petition

Minimum wage jobs currently pay $7.25 an hour, which gives a full-time Maryland worker just $15,080 a year to live on. Governor Martin O’Malley wants to change that. O’Malley has…

Gansler’s controversial Beach Week exacerbates faltering campaign

Gansler’s controversial Beach Week exacerbates faltering campaign

Can Maryland’s Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Doug Gansler now add “professional party crasher” to his list of credentials? Recently, photos have surfaced of Gansler amidst a horde of sweaty,…

County Council Holds Town Hall for MoCo Youths

County Council Holds Town Hall for MoCo Youths

On October 9, students from across the county congregated at the Montgomery County Council building for the fourth annual County Council Student Town Hall, an opportunity for students to discuss…

Ambitious House Bill Potentially Re-writing No Child Left Behind

Ambitious House Bill Potentially Re-writing No Child Left Behind

On Thursday, July 18, the United States House of Representatives voted on the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), which aims to dramatically change federal education policy since the No Child…

Takoma Park Considers Youth Suffrage

Takoma Park Considers Youth Suffrage

Yesterday night, dozens of students came out to the Takoma Park City Council to support and testify for lowering the minimum voting age from 18 to 16. Some students argued…

More than Just a Ballot — 2012 Elections Review

More than Just a Ballot — 2012 Elections Review

If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show, ’Twould not be you, Niagara—nor you, ye limitless prairies—nor your huge rifts of canyons, Colorado, Nor…

The Future of Voting Rights for the SMOB: MC 9-12 Passes the Montgomery County Senate and House Delegation

The Future of Voting Rights for the SMOB: MC 9-12 Passes the Montgomery County Senate and House Delegation

Full voting rights for Montgomery County’s Student Member of the Board of Education is closer than ever to becoming a reality. For 35 years, the student who occupies the eighth…