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Arvin Vohra:  Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

Arvin Vohra: Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

| April 14, 2018

Did you know that cutting government spending to 1992 levels would allow us to end the income tax? The second best part of that is that we would have more of our own money to spend how we wanted. We could spend that money on education, charity, arts, or leisure. Instead of having half of […]

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Christina J. Grigorian:  Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

Christina J. Grigorian: Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

| April 9, 2018

I have lived the American dream. And now I am running for the United States Senate to represent the people of Maryland. I am a wife, a mother, and a practicing lawyer. I am a first-generation American whose father came to the United States in 1960, served in the U.S. Army, and then spent years […]

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Del. McMillan’s comments on his opposition to the Amazon Bill

Del. McMillan’s comments on his opposition to the Amazon Bill

| April 4, 2018

You know, we all have the right to remain silent. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the ability. Especially now. Especially when Maryland is about to give one of the largest corporations in America-a corporation that just got a 14% corporate tax cut in December, and made a profit of $2 billion last quarter -a $6.5 […]

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Doug Rathell:  Who is Doug Rathell and why is he running for Delegate? (Guest Column)

Doug Rathell: Who is Doug Rathell and why is he running for Delegate? (Guest Column)

| March 31, 2018

I’m a native Marylander looking to serve our community to the fullest. I’m a Fire Lieutenant / Paramedic, married to a Nurse with whom we have three amazing children, ages 8, 6 and 5. I grew up in Talbot County and have a strong agricultural background. I’ve always had an interest in serving the community, […]

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Melissa Ellis:  Why I am running for the Board of Education (Guest Column)

Melissa Ellis: Why I am running for the Board of Education (Guest Column)

| March 26, 2018

For many months, I have felt a growing need to be a bigger part of positive change in our public schools. When I first learned that Anne Arundel County will finally transition to an elected board, I knew that was my answer. That is why I became the first candidate to file to run in […]

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Dana Schallheim: Dana Schallheim for Board of Education (Guest Column)

Dana Schallheim: Dana Schallheim for Board of Education (Guest Column)

| March 26, 2018

Dana Schallheim has a 30+ year history of volunteer work and serving her community. Her advocacy work ranges from social justice to helping children in need and repairing the environment. Highlights of her volunteer career include being named the ACLU of Mississippi’s Volunteer of the Year and leading a campaign through the Children’s Organ Transplant […]

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Claudia Barber: Choosing the right Jurist (Guest Column)

Claudia Barber: Choosing the right Jurist (Guest Column)

| March 25, 2018

The Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to seeking exoneration of those wrongfully convicted made the following critical points:  “Some wrongful convictions are caused by honest mistakes. But in far too many cases, the very people who are responsible for ensuring truth and justice — law enforcement officials and prosecutors — lose sight of these obligations […]

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Sheriff Ron Bateman:  What makes Sheriff Ron Bateman the best candidate (Guest Column)

Sheriff Ron Bateman: What makes Sheriff Ron Bateman the best candidate (Guest Column)

| March 24, 2018

I am the best candidate because my experience far exceeds the others as it relates to managing a 9 million dollar budget, which I have never exceeded in 3 terms, managing 115+ sworn and civilian employees, and having the combined total of 38 consecutive years in law enforcement in a wide variety of assignments.  Having […]

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Rickey Nelson Jones: Who is Rickey Nelson Jones? (Guest Column)

Rickey Nelson Jones: Who is Rickey Nelson Jones? (Guest Column)

| March 23, 2018

His Uniqueness As A Lawyer Rickey Nelson Jones has worked for the federal government and a law firm. Being confined in the law was inconsistent with his desire to practice law without limitation, and consequently, he opened his own law office and has practiced law, uninhibited, for 25 years. Because the majority of his clients […]

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Tony Campbell: Education Reform (Guest Column)

Tony Campbell: Education Reform (Guest Column)

| March 22, 2018

Over the past thirty years, programs such as Race To The Top, No Child Left Behind and Common Core has stripped the fundamental rights of states to manage public education.  Under the Constitution, states have control over providing public education to students.  The 9th and 10th Amendments stipulate the national government should stay away from […]

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Harry E. Freeman : Together is Better (Guest Column)

Harry E. Freeman : Together is Better (Guest Column)

| March 22, 2018

Ever since filing for State Delegate for District 31B, I have been asked the following question many times over—“Why are you running?” Many candidates understand ‘What’ they want to do; fewer know ‘How’ they are going to execute their strategy; and even fewer candidates have a firm grasp on ‘Why’ they are running for office. […]

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March For Our Lives rally planned for this weekend in Annapolis

March For Our Lives rally planned for this weekend in Annapolis

| March 22, 2018

Local area students have taken up the call to organize a march to demand action to prevent more school shootings. On Sunday, February 18, survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School announced that they were organizing a march in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, called the March For Our Lives. Mackenzie […]

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Adam DeMarco:  These students…(Guest Column)

Adam DeMarco: These students…(Guest Column)

| March 21, 2018

Over past few weeks in the wake of Parkland, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to meet with students from across Maryland.  From speaking with the Anne Arundel NAACP Youth Leaders Council, to joining students from Montgomery County at the National School Walkout in Washington, DC, to making signs with the the courageous leaders of […]

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An Annapolis Film Festival tip from Mary Grace

An Annapolis Film Festival tip from Mary Grace

| March 19, 2018

When it comes to food and wine pairings, everyone’s an expert. But have you tried film pairing? Film pairings are a way to enhance your festival palate in the same way that a fine French white goes with oysters. For instance, at the Annapolis Film Festival, you could pair “Mary Goes Round,” the story of […]

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March For Our Lives rally planned for March 24th in Annapolis

March For Our Lives rally planned for March 24th in Annapolis

| March 12, 2018

Local area students have taken up the call to organize a march to demand action to prevent more school shootings. On Sunday, February 18, survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School announced that they were organizing a march in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, called the March For Our Lives. Mackenzie […]

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Travel Maryland with your Dachshund

Travel Maryland with your Dachshund

| February 26, 2018

Maryland is a beautiful state with fun and exciting destinations to visit. However, it is probably best seen while traveling with your best friend. There are ample pet-friendly activities and events all throughout the state that you and your pet will love. Here is a list of the top 5 places that you do not […]

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“Shifting the Paradigm Back to Humanity”; a single-day conference in Londontowne

“Shifting the Paradigm Back to Humanity”; a single-day conference in Londontowne

| February 10, 2018

The Shifting the Paradigm Back to Humanity conference will center progressive, indigenous speakers from the DC Metro area who will address current issues that affect melanated communities, using their collective experiences as Native American, Latino and African American citizens. Following their presentations will be a panel opportunity with audience participation. The purpose of this event […]

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Saint Andrew’s Day School Teachers present on their Revolutionary Classrooms at AIMS Innovation Conference

Saint Andrew’s Day School Teachers present on their Revolutionary Classrooms at AIMS Innovation Conference

| February 8, 2018

Saint Andrew’s Day School third grade teachers were invited to present at the AIMS Innovation Conference at Loyola University Maryland on December 1, 2017.   Mrs. Becky Fuerst and Ms. Olivia Marzano provided a snapshot of their classrooms entitled “Revolutionary Third Grade:  Experience a Day in the Life.” As both teachers utilize alternative teaching styles, the […]

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Understanding the Concept of Title Loans

Understanding the Concept of Title Loans

| January 9, 2018

Are you in need of a loan urgently? Banks are usually the first option when you need a loan, but they require extensive paperwork. This may not turn out to be an ideal choice when time is a critical factor. A car title loan may be the best choice in this situation. What is a […]

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Maryland Events: 4 Upcoming Amazing Ones to Look for!

Maryland Events: 4 Upcoming Amazing Ones to Look for!

| January 4, 2018

As you know, Maryland has a very lively and fun-filled ambiance. The people of this small state in the Mid-Atlantic live life at its best while being always surrounded by a lot of fun and laughter. And, thanks to the various interesting, the vibrancy among the people always doubles up. Moreover, to enjoy those awesome […]

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Making magic at Severna Park United Methodist Church $100 at a time

Making magic at Severna Park United Methodist Church $100 at a time

| December 24, 2017

If you were given $100 to produce an act of kindness, what would you do? One hundred parishioners at the Severna Park United Methodist Church (SPUMC) in Severna Park were tasked with this question when an anonymous donor gave $10,000 out to in the form of crisp $100 bills to 100 parishioners. “There was a […]

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Letter: Thank you and farewell from the City of Annapolis’ chief communicator

Letter: Thank you and farewell from the City of Annapolis’ chief communicator

| December 11, 2017

For the past nine years, it has been my great pleasure to work alongside of some of the greatest individuals that call Annapolis home. I am referring to Mayor Ellen Moyer, Mayor Josh Cohen, and Mayor Michael Pantelides. They all had to make tough financial decisions; they worked to protect the environment while addressing transportation, […]

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