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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery

    Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery
    The Civil War casts a long shadow. In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
  • End the abuse [Editorial]

    End the abuse  [Editorial]
    Maryland has made significant progress in recent years toward reducing cases of domestic violence against women and children in the state. During the last decade, domestic violence assaults have fallen 20 percent, and homicides of women and children...
  • No reparations, no business [Commentary]

    No reparations, no business [Commentary]
    While it was many years ago, the horrific injustices I experienced during the Holocaust are seared in my brain. I can still recall in explicit detail the atrocities I saw as I was placed in a cattle car bound for a Nazi death camp and as I watched...
  • Local governments confront questionable claims

    Local governments confront questionable claims
    Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn. As Detective Anthony Fata sat bleeding from a leg wound, officers scrambled around corners and up stairwells, frantically searching for a "junkie-looking black male." The...
  • Bill seeks to let foster children keep survivor, disability payments

    Bill seeks to let foster children keep survivor, disability payments
    After Ryan Weinberger's parents died while he was in foster care, Maryland collected his Social Security survivor's benefits of more than $30,000 to help cover his state-funded living expenses. Now Weinberger, 21, wants to persuade the General...
  • Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath

    Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath
    The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure. The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...
  • Senate moves to legalize gambling in home

    Senate moves to legalize gambling in home
    Playing poker or bridge at home with cash stakes would become legal under a bill approved this week by the Senate. Though rarely enforced, it is a misdemeanor in Maryland for individuals to gamble, even in the privacy of their own homes. Sen. Nancy J....
  • Advocates square off over state immigration bill

    Advocates square off over state immigration bill
    Advocates and law enforcement officials called on state lawmakers Thursday to approve legislation that would limit the circumstances under which illegal immigrants could be held in jail — a proposal intended to curb a 5-year-old federal...
  • Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally

    Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally
    Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally. Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
  • Bill would require drivers in serious accidents to give police cell phone information

    Bill would require drivers in serious accidents to give police cell phone information
    Drivers suspected of causing serious accidents in Maryland while distracted by a cellphone would be required to give police certain information from that phone under a pair of bills currently filed in Annapolis. The bills also would make distracted...
  • Md. high court finds ground-rent law unconstitutional

    Md. high court finds ground-rent law unconstitutional
    Maryland's highest court tossed out Wednesday the heart of an ambitious legislative effort to stop homeowners from losing their property over unpaid rent on the ground beneath their houses. The Court of Appeals ruled that the law violated the rights of...
  • Senate moves to compromise on dog bites

    Senate moves to compromise on dog bites
    If the third try's the charm, the Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at untangling for the third time an emotional controversy over dog owners' liability if their pets bite someone. The bill would reverse a Court of...