Category: In the News


Year of the Woman: Record 50 plus file for 2018 candidacy in Anne Arundel

WISE is quoted in today’s Capital Gazette about the record 50 plus women who filed for candidacy in 2018. The article notes WISE’s 2018 Year of the Women kick off event held on Jan. 15, 2018. WISE invited ALL women candidates to attend the meeting and provided an opportunity to introduce themselves and mingle with those in attendance after a presentation of NGO’s discussing the legislative priorities WISE is supporting for 2018.

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The Women’s March Returns to New York City – The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-womens-march-returns-to-new-york-city The Women’s March Returns to New York City By Amanda Petrusich January 20, 2018 For organizers of the first Women’s March on Washington, which took place on January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, harnessing the burst of acute…

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YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION? CAN’T TELL MD. PLAYERS WITHOUT A SCORECARD

You Say You Want a Revolution? Can’t Tell Md. Players Without a Scorecard By Bob Guldin There’s a new political movement in Maryland. Some might call it a resistance. It’s a loose coalition of progressive and left-leaning groups, from all…

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Dozens at County Council back call for Michael Peroutka’s resignation

Dozens at County Council back call for Michael Peroutka’s resignation About a dozen people called for Anne Arundel County Council chairman Michael Peroutka’s resignation at a meeting Monday. (File photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun) Chase CookContact ReporterStaff Writer For…

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Divisive choice: Trumpism has come to Anne Arundel County

Divisive choice: Trumpism has come to Anne Arundel County Trumpism has come to Anne Arundel County. A defining feature of the Trumpadministration is that it often picks the very last person you would ever pick as a leader if you were…

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Baffling decision: GOP decision to let Peroutka lead County Council is unfathomable

Baffling decision: GOP decision to let Peroutka lead County Council is unfathomable When the Republicans on the Anne Arundel County Council vote in Michael Peroutka in as the chairman, we have to ask: What were they thinking? They know Peroutka…

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Letters: Bayhawks’ proposal for Crownsville is expensive and absurd

Bayhawks’ proposal – Regarding the proposal for a Bayhawks sports complex (The Capital, Dec. 1): Mark Burdett presented a three-phase plan including two stadiums — one seating 6,000 and another 10,000 to 12,000 — and 20 sports fields. The Bayhawks hope…

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Letters: Peroutka is anything but a supporter of schools

The letter from Spear Lancaster (The Capital, Oct. 14) regarding Anne Arundel County Councilman Michael Peroutka is blatantly false. Throughout Mr. Peroutka’s tenure on the council he has consistently voted against schools.

Twice, he voted against provisions to stem school overcrowding. In 2017, he voted against seeking available funding from the state for development of Anne Arundel Community College, an educational and economic jewel of our county. In 2016, he was the lone councilman to vote against allocating unanticipated surplus funds to schools, and did so in three separate votes.

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Letters: Anne Arundel County agreement with feds on jail screening likely to be costly, harmful

Regarding the article “County finalizes $1.7M deal with ICE” (The Capital, Oct. 12):

More information is needed to adequately cover the effect and potential problems of the 287(g) agreement entered into between County Executive Steve Schuh, representing the county, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 20. Many of us believe this is not beneficial for Anne Arundel County.

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Where Does Bias Begin? Oct. 4, 2017

One way to dismantle these biases is by recognizing them, realizing when we use them as justifications, setting our fears apart from facts and statistics, and ensuring that the inputs to which we expose ourselves are fair, diverse and trustworthy. Hopefully, these steps can help us to question and evolve/update/erase our biases and prejudices.

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