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Marijuana possession now a fine, but prosecutors see complications

Marijuana possession now a fine, but prosecutors see complications 

Starting Wednesday, you can no longer be arrested in Maryland for possessing a small amount of marijuana. But how the rest of that interaction with police plays out might depend on what jurisdiction you're in.

Hillary Clinton cancels Brown fundraising appearance, sends Bill Clinton

New grandmother and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to stay home in New York with daughter Chelsea today.

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Hogan's daughter defends dad on women's issues

One of the daughters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan rises to his defense in a new television ad released Friday by her father's campaign, criticizing Democrat Anthony Brown for what she calls an attempt to "frighten women" on women's health issues.

Looking Out: Same-sex marriage may be headed back to the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is meeting on Monday for the first time since June, and could make a decision to hear a new same-sex marriage case.

Maryland cuts revenue expectations by $405 million 

Maryland is now facing a $405 million revenue shortfall over this year and next, largely the result of sluggish job growth, stagnant incomes and a weak housing market, state officials reported Wednesday.

U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with ...

Young accused of pushing favored candidate through nominating committee 

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young came under fire Wednesday as critics charged that he pushed his favored candidate through a committee appointed to fill a vacant council seat.

Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance 

Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in Ferguson, Mo.

Rutherford accepts Ulman's debate challenge

The candidates for lieutenant governor agreed on Wednesday to debate one another, but reached no deal on when or where the political showdown would be.

Delaney runs new ad in Sixth District 

Democratic Rep. John Delaney is airing the first general election television ad in his bid for a second term, focusing on a bipartisan infrastructure bill that has become his signature legislative effort, campaign aides said Wednesday.

Federal Hill community president nominated for City Council 

The committee tasked with filing a vacant City Council seat listened to more than four hours of testimony Tuesday evening from 14 candidates with a wide range of experiences.

Carson says he's likely a candidate in 2016 

Ben Carson is sending new signals that he may seek the GOP nomination in 2016 after all.

Marijuana commission proposes $125,000 grower fees 

Running a medical marijuana operation could cost each grower more than $125,000 a year in fees, a sum so steep some officials believe it may shut out small businesses.

Ulman fund founder leaving Livestrong to become CEO at Ohio-based cancer organization

Doug Ulman, a Howard County native and founder of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, has been named president and CEO of Pelotonia, a cycling organization that raises money for cancer research, according to officials of the Ohio-based organization.

Chelsea Manning, convicted WikiLeaks soldier, sues federal government

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, is suing the federal government to receive appropriate medical care for the gender disorder she was diagnosed with in 2010, the ACLU said on Tuesday.

O'Malley to get more involved in governor's race

Gov. Martin O'Malley is stepping up his involvement in the race for governor, starting with visits to campaign offices for Democratic nominee Anthony G. Brown Tuesday evening and Wednesday.

Four forums aim to educate Howard voters before general election

With less than seven weeks until the general election, two upcoming candidate forums aim to help Howard County voters make informed choices about which candidates to support.

William A. Fogle Jr., executive assistant to Mayor Schaefer

William A. Fogle Jr., who served as Mayor William Donald Schaefer's executive assistant and all-purpose troubleshooter and later became secretary of the Maryland Department of Licensing and Regulation, died Wednesday at his Glen Rock, Pa., farm of complications from a stroke. He was 79.

Candidates for governor unleash dueling attack ads

Candidates for Maryland governor unleashed dueling attack ads Monday, heightening a negative contest that has been marked by name-calling and hostility.

Maryland NOW PAC endorses Brown, denounces Hogan

The political action committee of Maryland's branch of the National Organization for Women gave Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown its unqualified endorsement Monday, bolstering Brown's efforts to make women's health a top issue in his race against Republican rival Larry Hogan.

Marylanders join climate march in N.Y.C. 

More than 600 Marylanders marched with hundreds of thousands of others in New York City Sunday in support of stronger action to address climate change, according to organizers of the state effort.

Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs 

Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow.

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