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Governor Hogan Backs New $1-Billion COVID Relief Package

Maryland’s legislative session for 2021 begins this week and Governor Larry Hogan has already submitted a new COVID relief package. The proposed bill will give direct payments to low and moderate-income residents and provide tax credits to individuals and businesses, all with a $1-billion price tag.

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10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

You won't want to miss these! From ice skating to virtual wine and pizza, art to reptilian private tours, there's something for everyone.

Events
Maryland and Virginia Rank in the Top 5 ...

Both Columbia and Virginia Beach rank lower in unemployment rates than the national average.

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Governor Hogan Announces Ramp Up on Vaccines; Teachers Moved Up t...

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a new strategy for getting COVID vaccines into the arms of residents across Maryland. Teachers and educators could be vaccinated as soon as late January.

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How Baltimore Got the Nickname 'Charm Ci...

Why do we call Baltimore "Charm City"? It all started with a 1970s-era PR campaign by Mayor William Donald Schaefer.

Local Culture
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

This weekend's itinerary leans virtual, but we assure you there's not a dull moment to be found! Throughout the weekend of January 8-10, you can go ice skating, farmers' markets, and a poetry workshop in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia!

Events
10 Maryland Laws You Won't Believe Exist ...

You'll be in shock at these 10 Maryland laws!

Local Culture
Our Marylanders Then: Francis Scott Key

"The Star-Spangled Banner," originally a poem written by Francis Scott Key, became America's national anthem in 1931.

Local Culture
Baltimore Mayor Asks Residents to Stay H...

If you were planning on going out for New Year’s Eve in Baltimore, you might want to change your plans. Mayor Brandon Scott is asking residents and visitors to stay in on New Year’s Eve to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Our Marylanders Then: Johns Hopkins

The esteemed entrepreneur and philanthropist is this week's featured Marylander.

Local Culture
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Kick 2021 off with something fun, courtesy of our weekend roundup! This weekend, January 1–3, there's a wind-down of holiday light shows and craft fairs, as well as a virtual edition of DC's New Year's bash.

Events
Baltimore and Morgan State Played a Part...

D.C. native David E. Talbert brings the wonder of Christmas magic to Netflix (with a little bit of Baltimore and Morgan State in the mix).

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State Articles
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and Take Fairfa...

Warning: Get ready to see humans devouring chocolate in their natural habit! Just follow the trail through Fairfax that we mapped out for you.

Attractions
Maryland Mansions: A Private Island Cottage for $1M

This is waterfront living at its very best! Though technically a private peninsula, only the thinnest strip of land connects this unique property to the mainland.

Real Estate
Metro to Close 13 Stations, Reduce Hours...

Metro stations close and Metrobus schedules will be impacted by security protocols in the nation's capital.

Local News
Moving Day at the White House: How It Al...

On Inauguration Day, White House staffers only have a mere six hours to move the previous president out and move the new president in. But this year will be a little different.

Lifestyle
Airbnb Cancels Reservations in the DC Area During the Inauguratio...

The company is canceling existing reservations and blocking new ones as the city braces for potential violence during Inauguration week.

Local News
Free Outdoor Wi-Fi Now Offered at 10 Mon...

Library-goers can take advantage of 24-hour access at select branches

Local News
Who Is the Biggest Celebrity From DC, Ma...

Check out this "People of the U.S." map to find the biggest celebrity from your DMV hometown.

Local Culture
The Washington Monument Is Closed Through January 24

The National Park Service may extend the closures if necessary. The closure went into effect January 11.

Local News
What the Current State of Emergency Mean...

Chaotic demonstrations this week in the nation's capital led to a 6 p.m. curfew and a state of emergency declaration. Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended the readiness status for two more weeks and here is how it will affect D.C. residents.

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An Abandoned Fairytale Amusement Park Co...

Beginning in 1955, "The Enchanted Forest" was an amusement park in Ellicott City, Maryland. It closed in 1990 and waited in ruin until Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City began to rejuvenate its pieces in 2004.

Attractions
Recipe: 'Watergate Salad'—and a Bit of DC History

Watergate Salad is best known for its pastel green color and its curious name. Is there really a link between it and the infamous D.C. scandal?

Recipes
Family Offering Reward for Help in Findi...

The family of Erik Mezick announced Tuesday they are offering a reward for anyone who finds his body.

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National Articles
24 Inspiring Kobe Bryant Quotes

One year ago today, the world lost Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash. And in remembrance of the lives lost, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of Kobe Bryant's most thought-provoking, most impactful quotes.

Local Culture
New National Mask Mandates Extend to Int...

Keep that face covering handy! A set of new presidential orders is enacting a national mask mandate for all interstate travel on public transportation, federal buildings, federal land, and other federal sites.

National News
X Games Aspen 2021: Full Lineup of Events and How to Watch

The X Games Aspen 2021 take place from Friday, January 29, through Sunday, January 31, at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Despite not having spectators in 2021, this is a can't-miss event!

Events
Top 5 Tips to Occupy Your Child at the D...

Nobody waits better than a 5-year-old. Nobody. (For those of us in the real world, these tips are real lifesavers.)

Wellness
Make Meals Inspired by ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘...

Looking for ways to get the kids interested in cooking? CozyMeal has you covered with these pop-culture fan favorites.

Entertainment
Vermont Chicken Hatches and Continues to Raise a Duckling

A Silkie chicken hen sat on a duck's egg until it hatched. The duck is still living with the chickens.

Lifestyle
PEBBLES Cereal Is Celebrating Its 50th B...

Whether you enjoy Cocoa PEBBLES or Fruity PEBBLES, you just might receive a birthday gift from PEBBLES.

Products & Promotions
Discover This Instagram Account That Sha...

Rachel Hunt Steenblik's Instagram account "Tiny Kindness" shares small stories of people helping one another out: because "Kindness isn't tiny."

Wellness
Top 5 Tips for How to Clean Your Closet

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find that fun, and ... SNAP! The job's a game!" Mary Poppins taught us well. Here are 5 tips to live by for 2021.

Home & Garden
Godiva Chocolate to Close All US Stores

The famous Belgian chocolates will be available online and only at select retail stores. All retail Godiva stores in North America will close by the end of March.

National News
You Can Now Pre-Order an Inauguration Da...

The Bernie Sanders meme took the Internet by storm. Now, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has recreated the meme as a bobblehead. Be sure to pre-order yours today!

Local Culture
'Harry Potter' TV Series Reportedly in the Works By HBO Max

According to Variety, a "Harry Potter" series is reportedly in its early development stages at HBO Max. There is no word yet on what the premise of the series will be should it move ahead.

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