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What Accreditors Heard – And Had to Say – When They Visited UMD

When accreditors visited the University of Maryland College Park for a review in late March, a series of changes to the university’s governance were...

Hogan Touts Good News on Homelessness Just as Legislative Panel Rolls Up Its Sleeves

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s administration on Wednesday touted a 9.5 percent decrease in homelessness in Maryland in the last two years.But the numbers...

20 UFO Sightings Reported in State During 2019 So Far

By Deb BeltUFOs and the notion that aliens from another galaxy could be sending emissaries to check things out on planet Earth have captivated...

Franchot’s Father Dies

Douglas W. Franchot Jr., a retired lawyer and World War II veteran who frequently accompanied his son, Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D), to...

Despite Ala. Abortion Law Concerns, State Foster Care Contract Moves Forward

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) voted for a foster care contract on Wednesday even though the company providing the service is based Alabama.The...

Maryland Matters Wins 8 Awards from Press Association

Maryland Matters won eight awards at the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association’s awards luncheon in Annapolis Friday, including best website in our division.In our...

Food Waste Is a Major Problem. Confusing Date Labels Are Making It Worse

By Elaine S. PovichRummaging through your refrigerator, you come across a jar of mayonnaise labeled “BEST IF USED BY 06/10/19.” If it’s mid-July, are...

‘I’ve Got It,’ McIntosh Tells Reporters on Eve of Speaker Vote

Del. Maggie L. McIntosh (D-Baltimore City) sought to retake momentum in the race for speaker of the House on Tuesday, saying she has the...

Second Senate Panel Votes OK’s Abolishing Handgun Board as Reluctant Zirkin Provides Pivotal Vote

Senate Judicial Proceedings Chair Robert A. Zirkin (D-Baltimore County) found himself in the uncomfortable position of tiebreaker Tuesday afternoon during the committee’s vote on...

A New Columnist for Maryland Matters

Maryland Matters is pleased to announce that former state Del. Maricé I. Morales will become a regular contributor to our website. She’ll write an...