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  • Decriminalizing marijuana is a good start [Commentary]

    Decriminalizing marijuana is a good start [Commentary]
    Unfortunately, too many of our state's families were separated for the holidays thanks to our overly punitive marijuana laws. In Maryland, those convicted of marijuana possession can go away for up to a year, just for the nonviolent crime of possessing...
  • Some consumers oppose smart meters in Md.

    Some consumers oppose smart meters in Md.
    Jonathan Libber likes his analog utility meter just fine. And no amount of debate will convince him that new wireless, digital "smart meters" being installed by Baltimore Gas & Electric and other utilities around the country would help conserve energy,...
  • Smart meter opponents make their case to regulators

    Smart meter opponents make their case to regulators
    Smart meter opponents asked state regulators at a hearing Tuesday to allow ratepayers to say "no" to new digital, wireless devices because of safety, privacy and security concerns. The Maryland Public Service Commission is considering whether...
  • O'Malley chosen to lead Democratic governors

    O'Malley chosen to lead Democratic governors
    Martin O'Malley was selected by his peers Wednesday to chair the Democratic Governors Association, a platform from which he says he will build the party and promote candidates who will invest in education and infrastructure. "Our agenda is one of...
  • Malloy, New England Governors Announce Plan To Combat Heroin Use

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined four other New England governors Tuesday to announce regional efforts to combat heroin use in the Northeast. The strategy includes plans to share prescription data across state borders, to establish agreements between state...
  • Keep Corrupting Money Out Of Elections

    Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors. A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws. On...
  • Vermont's new GMO law may upend food industry nationwide

    The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont. Under a law signed this month, the tiny New...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Law & Order: SVU' on NBC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Law & Order: SVU' on NBC
    Bradley Whitford guest stars in a new episode of "Law & Order: SVU" -------------------- Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 4 - 10, 2014 in PDF format This week'...
  • Vermont becomes first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling

    Vermont becomes first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling
    Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies. The...
  • People Dying As State Dithers On Narcan

    People Dying As State Dithers On Narcan
    How many people have to die of drug overdoses in Connecticut before the state government acts? That's a question for the governor, the General Assembly, and the array of state agencies — far too many, God knows — that have jurisdiction...
  • Democratic governors group lacks faith in Wendy Davis campaign

    If Washington was reeling on Tuesday, the vertigo may have stemmed from something rare: blunt honesty from the mouth of an elected official. Really. It occurred as Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Assn., detailed for...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dies amid major comeback of heroin in the U.S.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dies amid major comeback of heroin in the U.S.
    NEW YORK -- Sometimes the traffickers inject liquid heroin into jeans so they can ship the drug where it needs to go. Sometimes it's a fake coconut or bananas. In a few cases, according to federal officials, heroin is injected into the bellies of dogs....