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Political Notes: Leadership changes in Annapolis
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:00:00 -0400
Michael Busch, speaker of the House of Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly, announced a series of leadership changes Wednesday scheduled to take effect in January.


City elected officials get first look at internal tracking system for constituent service requests
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:00:00 -0400
From noise stemming from a helicopter flying all night near the airport to a broken sink in a City Hall restroom, Frederick officials now have a technological tool to track, prioritize and solve complaints, concerns and requests from residents.

Tax credit for low-income city seniors passes with flying colors
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:30:00 -0400
After months of discussion laced with questions and skepticism, the Frederick Board of Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance that will give eligible low-income senior city homeowners some relief on their 2019 tax bills.

Md. congressman introduces election security legislation
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 -0400
Maryland U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) introduced legislation Thursday to increase the security of election systems against foreign entities.

Stopgap funding helps farmers accept SNAP through August
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 -0400
A national organization representing 45,000 farmers will provide a month’s worth of funding to keep a crucial app used at farmers markets running this summer.

County economic development office adds two employees
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 -0400
Frederick County’s Office of Economic Development has two new members, with a focus on drawing companies that can play to the county’s strengths and add new opportunities.

Honey, I shrunk our income gap
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:00:00 -0400
In my freshman year of college, I frequently sat next to an extremely cute guy in my Spanish class. I was generally late, so we never arrived together, and, for reasons that now escape me, we never left at the…

Yosemite blaze, wildfire risks show why thinning, ‘controlled burns’ are needed
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:00:00 -0400
Thanks to higher temperatures and repeated droughts, wildfire risks in California have never been higher. That’s why residents may be surprised to learn that the state government hasn’t come close to doing all it could to bring these risks down.

Getting to college is a milestone — and leaving without a degree is a millstone
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:00:00 -0400
Students drop out of college for many reasons, some preventable, some not. One troubling and persistent national statistic caught our attention and should catch yours, too.

Hispanic ex-student sues FCC, says professor forced her out, questioned her understanding of English
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:00:00 -0400
A former student at Frederick Community College has filed a lawsuit against the college alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against because she is Hispanic and speaks English with an accent.

White House, State at odds over Putin’s interview proposal
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:01:00 -0400
WASHINGTON — The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of…

Trimming and tidying: Perennials need care too
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:00:00 -0400
The great attraction in growing perennial flowers is that you never have to replant them, at least in theory. This doesn't make all perennials care-free, though. Few of them let you just sit back to enjoy them year after year…

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