Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, has publicly criticized a federal judge weighing whether to allow the state to begin building the Purple Line, saying the judge is biased because of where he lives and his wife’s connection to a group ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Legislative Black Caucus ended the 2017 session with mixed outcomes for its priority legislative agenda. The General Assembly passed legislation on prescription drug affordability and a ban on pre-kindergarten suspension. But the House failed to vote on ...
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PRINCESS ANNE — Officials have charged two women from the Baltimore area in connection with the burning of a billboard promoting President Donald Trump. The Baltimore Sun reports 19-year-olds Joy Shuford and D’Asia Perry face multiple charges after a billboard ...Read More »
HYATTSVILLE — A city council in the Maryland suburbs of Washington has voted to become a “sanctuary city.” Media outlets report that the Hyattsville City Council voted 8-2 on Monday night to adopt an ordinance that bars local officials from ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Legislation expanding protections for victims of sexual assault and human trafficking and tax credits for first responders and businesses that hire veterans topped the list of measures signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Larry Hogan. First on the ...Read More »
SILVER SPRING — Metro’s largest union and Congressman Jamie Raskin are giving away $10 Metro cards to riders. Raskin will join Metro workers Tuesday morning to give away 1,000 SmarTrip cards at the Silver Spring Metro station. It’s the first ...Read More »
Maryland is on track to change its definition of rape after a state delegate, whose fraternity brother was raped two decades ago, sought to change how the law describes sexual assaults. The change follows complaints from victims that some cases ...Read More »
The National Weather Service uses 122 colors to communicate the weather. There are watches, warnings and advisories arrayed on website maps in a Crayola box worth of colors. Tornado watches come in yellow, blizzard warnings in scarlet and storms in ...Read More »
ROCKVILLE — The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee will be reviewing a budget request for the county’s Department of Libraries. The work session on Monday is part of the council’s review of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s ...
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Best Week, Worst Week, Annapolis Edition: Bail reform advocates celebrate; Medical marijuana supporters suffer last-minute setback
Maryland Del. Erek L. Barron and advocates of bail reform had reason to celebrate this week at the close of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2071 session while state Sen. Joan Carter Conway and medical marijuana supporters suffered a crushing, last-minute ...Read More »