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Hyattsville to Lower Voting Age to 16

Hyattsville to Lower Voting Age to 16

The city council of Hyattsville recently voted 7 to 4 to pass a measure that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in upcoming local elections. On January 5th, the…

Purple Line Enters New Phase of Design

Purple Line Enters New Phase of Design

Over a decade ago, the Purple Line was proposed by the Maryland Transit Association (MTA) to link the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. Previously dubbed the Bi-County Transitway, the 16-mile…

State SMOB Candidates Vie for Governor’s Appointment

State SMOB Candidates Vie for Governor’s Appointment

Many students are familiar with the massive, 80,000-voter election for Montgomery County’s Student Member of the Board of Education; far fewer know that the Student Member of the Board (SMOB)…

Councilmember Floreen Proposes Limits to E-Cigarettes

Councilmember Floreen Proposes Limits to E-Cigarettes

Vaping, otherwise known as the use of e-cigarettes, has become increasingly popular in recent years. Proponents of e-cigarettes, including the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, argue that e-cigarettes aid…

Annapolis Welcomes New State Legislators

Annapolis Welcomes New State Legislators

Maryland’s 2015 Legislative Session, when state legislators meet to approve new laws, appointees, and annual state budgets, began on January 14 with the noon swearing-in of new state Senators and…

Obama Pushing for Ebola Funding for NIH

Obama Pushing for Ebola Funding for NIH

In early December, President Barack Obama visited the National Institutes of Health, located in Montgomery County’s own Bethesda. There, he toured the facilities and gave a rousing speech calling on…

MCPS Budget Shortfalls Expected for Next Year

MCPS Budget Shortfalls Expected for Next Year

Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr recently released his proposed FY2016 MCPS Operating Budget. Since then, many have speculated that it is very likely that MCPS will not be fully funded by the…

Councilmember Elrich Pushes for Rent Stabilization

Councilmember Elrich Pushes for Rent Stabilization

Recently, Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich proposed a legislation on rent stabilization. Under Elrich’s proposal, “landlord[s would be] allowed to raise rents to 120 percent” of the consumer price index.…