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Is it time to rethink how we determine capacity for patients suffering from substance use disorders? We began debating this question after taking care of a young woman with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of part of the heart, frequently associated with IV drug use, and fatal if n…

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (11/19/2020) – BYD, “Build Your Dreams”, announced the City of Hyattsville, Md. has purchased a BYD 6R Class 6 refuse truck, which will be the first battery-electric, zero-emission vehicle of its kind in the state of Maryland.

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As fall begins in earnest, it appears that we are in the midst of the long-feared second surge of Coronavirus cases. In Maryland, as in many states, cases and hospitalization rates are steadily rising to a crescendo. As two emergency medicine physicians working in Maryland, we can attest tha…

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For those of you who follow my writing in the Sentinel newspapers, you are probably aware that as far back as September of 2019, yes, 2019, that I, like many other pundits, expected a Joe Biden candidacy to likely be successful in the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan an…

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We are reaching a critical moment in our continued fight against COVID-19. As summer turns to fall, many states are seeing increases in their number of cases. This could not come at a worse time; this rise in COVID cases coincides with the start of flu season. Over the past few months, Maryl…

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After Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black medical worker, was killed by police officers in Kentucky, the grand jury indicted a former police officer who was involved in the shooting for wanton endangerment. They did not announce any charges against the two officers who also shot, nor did the…

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If police are our body guards, who are theirs? Surely it can’t be the patrol of lawyers tailing behind law enforcement officials with their briefcases of cash to bail them out? Or could it be the small shiny badge that officers hold to serve as a get-out-of-jail-free card? Regardless, it is …

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Remote learning has been implemented in high schools across the nation, but students are still adjusting to the switch; paper notebooks and journals have been replaced with Google Docs and online planners and hardcover textbooks have been replaced with PDFs. Although this transition can be t…

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On March 12, the state superintendent issued an order for all public schools in the state to close for two weeks in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. While students were excited about the prospect of an extended spring break, what they didn’t know was that they wouldn’t be going back.

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TODAY: I'm going live for an update on #COVID19 in Maryland. I'll be joined by Josh Sharfstein, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Beth Anne Langrell, of For All Seasons Behavioral Health and RCC, to give an outlook on fighting the disease in the winter months ahead and …

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Stuck inside? During these tough times, it’s important for us to get out of the house once in a while, whether that means going on a walk or taking a road trip with your family. Fortunately for the WJ community, Maryland and surrounding states are filled with COVID-safe travel destinations f…

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In Montgomery County, thousands of students, aged 5-18, log onto screens for up to four hours a day. It’s an unprecedented school year, and it’s due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But does it have to be this way for schools? Is there another solution?

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Students in MCPS are trading their backpacks for laptops for the first semester of school this year after the Montgomery County Board of Education announced in July that learning would be held online through February. With this change came many adjustments, such as a platform switch to Canva…

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My name is Dustin Jeter, and I am a Social Studies Teacher at Springbrook High School and a member of the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). I want to address the importance of transparency in education decisions.

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After mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nation began to speculate whether President Trump would go against Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish and fill the vacancy left by her death, and more notably who he would fill her seat with.

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On Friday, 9/11, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted a press conference at DC Engine company 16 to honor and recognize first responders. In observance of 9/11 Day of Service on the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, 9/11 Day teamed up with Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen to deliver more than 35,000 meals from independently-owned local restaurants to support first responders and frontline healthcare workers in more than 30 cities nationwide. At least 5,000 of these meals were delivered in Washington, D.C.

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I want to address one of the open issues causing an impasse in contract negotiations between my employer, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and my union, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). What is the open issue? Teachers want to add the four social justice words “sch…

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LANHAM — DuVal High School’s Academy of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology (AEAT) began as part of an ongoing effort by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to prepare students for postsecondary success and expose them to STEM-related career fields. Fast forward five-and-a-half years later, and the program remains a critically important component of the […]

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HYATTSVILLE – At its town meeting on Jan. 6, Hyattsville City Council addressed police response in deadly situations and heard from one notable non-resident: a council member from Mount Rainier. Scott Cecil, a council member for neighboring Mount Rainier, attended the Hyattsville meeting to make a public and formal request for the town to show […]

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Last Updated: Jan. 10, 2:00 p.m.  LANHAM – For two consecutive days, students were evacuated following small fire incidents at DuVal High School in Lanham. The first incident took place on Jan. 9. According to Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, a fire broke out and quickly extinguished in a toilet at approximately 11:45 a.m. while […]

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SEABROOK – When a plane crashed through a carport in New Carrollton days before the new year, Mark Brady said it just made sense. The public information officer for the county’s fire and EMS department was preparing for his final days before his retirement, but remained on call for any breaking news development around the […]

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SEABROOK – As cranes continue to move steel beams at the site of the future University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, Prince George’s County is progressing forward as well in terms of land acquisition and opportunities. In 2019, the county continued its expansion of development growth to bring in more revenue into its coffers. […]

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SEABROOK — Throughout 2019, the county’s academic community saw many changes, and had its share of ups and downs. On June 18, Monica Goldson was named the permanent CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) after nearly a year serving as interim following the resignation of Kevin Maxwell. In her new leadership position, Goldson […]

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BOWIE – The City of Bowie has its first new mayor in 21 years and the first African American mayor, as Tim Adams took the reins from previous Mayor G. Frederick Robinson in his swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 19. “I consider today one of the greatest honors of my life, to have the opportunity to […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council convened for its weekly legislative session on Nov. 12 to deliver proclamation presentations, announce appointees to a few local agencies and discuss newly adopted resolutions expected to have an immense impact on local communities. Councilmembers in attendance were Chair Todd Turner, Derrick Davis, Monique Anderson-Walker, Vice Chair […]

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LARGO – A Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) teacher was charged and arrested for child abuse and assault after a physical altercation with a student, which was posted on social media. Largo High School educator Vivian Noirie, 36, of Clinton was arrested and charged with second-degree physical child abuse and second-degree assault after engaging […]

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ANNAPOLIS – Hundreds of students, faculty and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gathered outside of the House of Delegates Building on Nov. 13 to demand state officials to end an over 13-year-old lawsuit over higher education funding. Hundreds of people stood outside in Annapolis, demanding that Gov. Larry Hogan change his mind […]

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COLLEGE PARK – Despite a year of controversy and distrust between residents and councilmembers, the City of College Park re-elected all running incumbents in its city elections on Nov. 5. Maria Mackie, the only candidate to have not previously been in office, will replace District 4’s Dustyn Kujawa, who did not run for re-election. Mayor […]

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SEABROOK – In a 10-1 vote, Hyattsville City Council agreed to support the proposal of a redesign of a Sunoco gas station sitting along MD 410 and Belfast Road. The council will send its recommendations to the Prince George’s County Council to receive the permits necessary to start the project. Councilmember Danny Schaible stood alone […]

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UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Council unanimously enacted multiple bills in a brief yet lively legislative session on Nov. 5, including fund appropriations to specific departments. One of the first enacted bills was an act that reduces food truck licensing fees. The Fire Department charged $75 per hour for a technical assistance fee, […]

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FOREST HEIGHTS – After failing to pass a school construction bill that would have given Prince George’s County millions of dollars for their rebuilding projects, state lawmakers joined county leadership on Nov. 6 at Forest Heights Elementary School to announce their new efforts to get the proposal passed during the 2020 legislative session. The Build […]

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SEABROOK – Historical results came in during Election Day 2019 on Nov. 5. Bowie, Laurel and Greenbelt held their mayoral and council elections before the start of the 2020 session. Here are the results: Bowie elects first African American mayor Business owner Tim Adams becomes the first new mayor of Bowie in 21 years after […]

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By Hannah Gaskill and Elliott Davis Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS – Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michael Wachs postponed the Capital Gazette shooting trial on Oct. 30 after the defense asked for more time to review information provided by the prosecution’s mental health expert witnesses. Attorneys for the gunman responsible for the murders of […]

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GREENBELT – Almost one year after being elected as the county’s first female county executive, Angela Alsobrooks released her priorities on Oct. 30 that her administration will hope to achieve within the end of her first term. In front of an audience of 100 residents at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Alsobrooks outlined size policy areas that will […]

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GLENN DALE – After receiving the first question in the Civility Conversations panel on Nov. 4, Sonya Zollicoffer hesitated on the microphone before speaking. The lieutenant of the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) was going through the process of a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other fellow police officers about […]

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LANHAM — Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks kicked off her Proud to Give Back Campaign for this year’s holiday season on Nov. 1 in the county’s Public Safety Warehouse. This year’s food drive is especially important, given the incredibly low amount of food the county currently has to give away to families. Officials explained […]

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SEABROOK – During the county council’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 29, councilmembers voted quickly and unanimously to approve the Prince George’s County Planning Board’s recommendations to create a resolution to remove the historical designations of two schools in Upper Marlboro. The two schools, Upper Marlboro Primary and High Schools, were built in […]

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