- Steve Strawn, the head of the city’s Republican party, was among 20 political candidates who filed ahead of a 9 p.m. deadline Monday to run for Annapolis elected positions that included City Council and party central committee seats.
- Jeffrey W. Long, a retired deputy director of the Baltimore County Department of Planning, died of cardiac arrest July 14. The Towson resident was 63.
- The Maryland Attorney General's Office has hired a former Department of Justice Civil Rights trial attorney to investigate police-involved killings in a new unit.
- The ongoing negotiations over a nearly $1 trillion investment in the nation’s railroads, roads, bridges, ports and broadband internet — and how Maryland might spend federal dollars it receives — took center stage in a virtual summit hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee.
- President Joe Biden is nominating eight new leaders for U.S. attorney positions across the country, including in the office overseeing the prosecutions of hundreds of defendants charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
- Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has unveiled a five-year crime-fighting plan that calls for tripling the number of Safe Streets sites, but also revamping current model.
- Black transgender activists rallied Saturday at War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore, calling on the city to provide better access to health care, employment, foster care, housing and substance use support.
In a Feb 4. special election, voters in Baltimore city, Baltimore County and Howard County will vote to replace the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings for the 7th Congressional District seat.
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- Herb McMillan, a candidate for County Executive, and George Gallagher, a Ward 6 candidate, filed a lawsuit in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Thursday seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent the city from implementing the vote-by-mail system.
- The plan, which includes goals to be implemented over the next five years, calls for the city to nearly triple the number of its violence intervention programs currently offered by Safe Streets and others in order to reduce gun violence by 15% annually.
- Broadly, the plan seeks to reduce violence by treating crime as a public health issue, better coordinating law enforcement, community groups and the business community and creating systems to measure progress.
- Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott plans to nearly triple the number of the city’s violence intervention programs, currently offered by Safe Streets and others, and to reduce gun violence by 15% annually as part of the crime plan he’s unveiling Friday.
- Daryl Jones, a former Anne Arundel County councilman, was arrested Thursday during a protest in Washington, D.C., supporting election overhaul legislation.
- Chris Shorter, Baltimore's first city administrator, has experience in Austin and Washington. He's a big part of Mayor Brandon Scott's efforts to rebuild trust in city government.
- With Maryland’s General Assembly session wrapped up, more potential candidates are coming out with news about their plans to run for an open seat for governor in 2022.
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- Chinese officials are spreading a conspiracy theory about Fort Detrick in Maryland, demanding the U.S. open the post to inspectors seeking the origins of the coronavirus.
- Gay hopes to improve housing affordability in the city and help stand up the Office of Community Services, a new city department tasked with connecting residents with city social services, he said.
- A proposed $26 billion settlement with opioid producers could bring as much as $485 million to Maryland to help address the opioid epidemic, the state’s attorney general announced Wednesday.
- Former councilman Richard “Dick” Ladd, who represented Severna Park, died at the age of 80 Sunday, County Executive Steuart Pittman said and thanked him for his leading a “life of service.”
- The Unemployed Workers’ Union filed an amended lawsuit against the state and Maryland Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson on Wednesday reiterating its contention that scores of out-of-work Marylanders are being denied the benefits they’re entitled to after being falsely flagged for fraud or other issues.
- Baltimore’s spending board approved a $525,000 settlement Wednesday for a man who served four years in prison after a traffic stop by two members of the Gun Trace Task Force. More than $14 million has been paid out so far to settle claims related to the force, and four lawsuits remain, city officials said.
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- A Baltimore bill that provides more safeguards for renters from eviction went into effect Monday, a piece of legislation designed to combat a potential housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
- The leader of the Maryland National Guard is warning that training missions and equipment maintenance are in peril if the state isn't reimbursed soon for the Guard's response to the Jan. 6 insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol.
- Several South Baltimore parks and recreation centers are getting a $6 million dollar makeover, fulfilling community advocates’ longtime demands for more accessible and youth-friendly parks.
- Crisis intervention providers and community members from Robert A. Pascal Youth and Family Services Crisis Stabilization Center gathered before the Anne Arundel County Council Monday to provide their testimonies in hopes to lease a vacant county building located at 41 Community Place in Crownsville.
- Black Maryland political, clergy and regional NAACP representatives crossed the Eastern Shore in a “Freedom Bus Ride” on Monday to protest systemic racism, from the Talbot Boys Confederate monument in Easton to recent police violence on the Ocean City boardwalk.
- Baltimore’s spending board is poised to approve a $525,000 settlement for a man who sued the city over a traffic stop conducted by two members of the Gun Trace Task Force.
- Political candidates eagerly shook hands, offered hugs and posed for photos as Maryland Democrats marked a return to in-person campaigning with a barbecue Sunday.