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BCCC to offer tuition-free classes for the fall to eligible students

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Photo via Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College will offer free tuition to students enrolling in the 2020 fall semester, officials announced today. Combining Federal financial aid, the State of Maryland’s Promise Scholarship, support from the City of Baltimore, the BCCC Foundation scholarship opportunities, and CARES Act funding, eligible students entering or returning for fall courses can enroll tuition-free.

Retail tax-free holiday in Maryland this week, until Aug. 15

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From August 9-15, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less – regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time – will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase is also tax-free.

BMA adds new outdoor experiences starting Aug. 5

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Kota Ezawa. National Anthem (Video still). 2018. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. BMA 2019.161. © Kota Ezawa; Courtesy of the Artist and Ryan Lee Gallery, New York

Beginning Wednesday, August 5, the BMA debuts a presentation of Kota Ezawa’s powerful video National Anthem in the Latrobe Spring House and on BMA Go Mobile, the museum’s app. Beginning Saturday, August 15, the experiences will be accompanied by the Snow Cone Sisters snack kiosk featuring gourmet hot dogs and snow cones from Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen. The Sculpture Gardens and Spring House will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting. The snack kiosk will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to dusk.

Gov. Hogan and five other governors sign pact for 3 million antigen tests

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The BD antigen test delivers results in 15 minutes on a portable instrument. PRNewsfoto/BD (Becton, Dickinson)

Governors from Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia have joined Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in a bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid response antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Expect heavy rain, flash floods and tidal flooding as Isaias hits the region

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Tropical storm Isaias is expected to make landfall tonight in the Carolinas as a hurricane. Marylanders can expect to feel effects from Isaias beginning tonight, but the greatest impacts are expected Tuesday. Heavy rain is expected in central and eastern Maryland, with as much as 5-7 inches of rainfall forecasted, and flash floods and tidal flooding are likely. Heavy winds could topple trees and cause power outages. A westward shift in the storm track could also create a greater impact in western Maryland.

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