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A Statement From Dana Schallheim

The decision to participate in Board of Education meetings from home is what is best for me, my health and family. more

Voter Information For The 2020 Presidential General Election

The following is information pertaining to voter registration, mail-in ballots, early voting, voting locations and voting on election day. more

It’s Not Too Late: Let’s Make Our Census Work For Us

The census feels like it is easily lost in the maelstrom, but it couldn’t be more important than in a year when we are looking at historic state and local revenue losses. more

Central Office Performance Audit

Similar to the recent transportation audit, the performance audit illuminated several areas the board can improve upon. more

Fall Update From Delegate Michael Malone’s Office

There may be a very different way in which the session will be planned, but the behind-the-scenes workgroups, delegations and subcommittees will be well prepared to do business as deemed safe and constitutional. more

Letter To The Editor — One Nation, Under God: What We Have Forgotten From 9/11

As our nation is engulfed in the most severe crisis I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, we are not responding to this moment as we did almost 20 years ago. more

Board Of Elections Approves Early Voting Days For General Election

The Maryland Board of Elections will conduct early voting from October 26 to November 2, with early voting centers also open on Election Day, November 3. more

The Problem With Binary Thinking

Binary thinking is putting things in terms of two options that are usually mutually exclusive; all possibilities are either option A or option B, and not both. more

Therapy Dogs Can Provide Much-Needed Comfort

Many centers for child abuse survivors incorporate therapy dogs into the program to comfort children and interact without judgment. Until recently, such dogs were not permitted in Maryland courtrooms. more

The 2020-2021 School Year

So just how do we move from an all-virtual environment to our students returning to school buildings? That decision rests in all our hands. more

Tax-Free Week Is Here: Local Retailers Need Your Help

Shoppers are exempt from paying the 6% sales tax on any qualified article of clothing and footwear costing $100 or less. more

An Open Letter To The Office Of Planning And Zoning, Steve Kaii-Ziegler

Karen Royer explains why she thinks The Enclave at Severna Park development will be bad for the site's neighboring wetlands. more

Letter To The Editor: Picking And Choosing Equality Must Be Stopped

Madeleine Stern writes about educating people and halting anti-Semitism. more

Letter To The Editor: The Poem "World War COVID"

Thirteen-year-old Cooper Alahverdian responds to a poem published in the Voice's June edition. more

What Could The Fall Look Like?

We’ve just finished a school year like no other in modern history. more

Council Update

Initially, our concern was the public health crisis overrunning our health care system. While we seem to have avoided that scenario, we are already experiencing the economic impacts and they will be multi-year. more

What We Do In This Moment Defines Who We Are

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly four months since we adjourned the 2020 session, early for the first time since the Civil War. more

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

As you may know, the Maryland General Assembly session was just 71 days rather than 90 days. more

Dear Class Of 2020, You’ve Got This

To the class of 2020, I tip my “mortarboard cap” to you. more

Protecting Yourself From Financial Exploitation

Review these tips on preventing online crimes. more
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