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WATCH: Westridge Plaza Master Plan: A Controversial Proposal Dividing West Side Frederick Residents

The Westridge Master Plan, a proposed development project on the west side of Frederick, has sparked significant opposition among local residents. The plan, which aims to transform a large tract of land into a mixed-use community, has faced criticism from concerned citizens who fear its potential negative impacts on the area's character, environment, and quality of life. Watch OUT40’s Street Talk episode as Tiffanie dives into the reasons behind the opposition to the Westridge Master Plan and sheds light on the concerns of west side Frederick residents.

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The Impact of Texas’s Senate Bill (SB) 17 on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at its Public Colleges and Universities

Opinion - Originally published in Frederick County Progressives by Dr. William Reid Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) refer to an organizational framework that seeks to promote the fair treatment and full participation of all people, particularly groups historically subjected to discrimination based on identity or disability. Maryland has a strong DEI program at its colleges and universities,…

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Empowering the Community: Know Your Rights Training by ACLU of Maryland and OUT40

Last Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland and OUT40, a prominent local organization dedicated to promoting the arts and culture of Frederick, Maryland, joined forces to host a transformative event: a 'Know Your Rights' training session. This collaborative effort aimed to empower community members by educating them about their fundamental rights and how to protect them.

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