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A new weapon in Maryland’s fight against heroin (access required)

After almost 20 years dealing with convicts, Major Craig Rowe could see the trend. “The majority of our crimes in Washington County are either directly related to or a byproduct of addiction, [whether] crime directly related to the heroin or ...

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Senate moves to exempt Maryland family farms from estate tax (access required)

A bipartisan group of Senate leaders is backing legislation that would exempt family farms from Maryland’s estate tax. “When someone who owns a farm passes, so often the farm is lost to congestion, to sprawl,” said Senate President Thomas V. ...

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Pipkin demands Maryland transportation head step down (access required)

State Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore, has turned his sights on another branch of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration. The top Republican in the upper chamber, Pipkin called Friday for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley in the wake ...

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Frostburg State student retains private lawyers

FROSTBURG — A female Frostburg State University student has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing of another female student. The indictment of 23-year-old Shanee Liggins of Waldorf was announced Monday. An Allegany County grand jury issued the ...

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Maryland redistricting panel releases 3 meeting schedules

ANNAPOLIS — A panel on congressional redistricting in Maryland has scheduled the first of three of 12 hearings across the state. The Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee announced Wednesday that the first two will take place in western Maryland on July ...

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Case-assignment systems stick with the status quo (access required)

In the four years since former Baltimore Raven Michael McCrary sued his business partners in a New Orleans redevelopment project for fraud, seven Baltimore City Circuit Court judges have presided over the tortuous litigation. The latest judge, W. Michel Pierson, ...

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