Citing their opposition to mandatory minimum sentences, Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly say they are unlikely to pass Gov. Larry Hogan’s top priority this session ― the Violent Firearms Offender Act ― infuriating the governor who alleges lawmakers aren’t taking shootings in Baltimore seriously.
David Zurawik: The one-two punch of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren firmly established a characterization of Michael Bloomberg as just another version of Donald Trump. He doesn’t belong here. In fact, he’s a threat to our Democratic ideals. And Bloomberg's look of boredom didn't help his cause one bit.
The Anne Arundel County Council passed a bill Tuesday allowing for the commerical use of watermen in residential districts of the county, effectively settling a years-long private dispute, and cementing the rights of watermen that have been working in the county for decades.
Vernon “Tim” Conway, a retired Baltimore City Liquor Board official who had been active in Baltimore’s early Civil Rights Movement, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease Feb. 5 at Gilchrist Hospice Towson.
Tales of hair discrimination flooded the Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon, as African American community leaders from across the state testified about the need for an expansion in Maryland’s definition of race to include hair texture and protective styles that are often associated with African American identity.
Barry P. Gossett, who serves on both the University of Maryland Medical System board and the University of Maryland Board of Regents, said former hospital network CEO Robert A. Chrencik informed board members of the “Healthy Holly” book deals.
A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would ban plastic carryout bags at the “point of sale” next year in July and require stores to charge customers a 10 cent fee per “durable” carryout bag — like paper bags.