Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley marks his return to the Sunday political show circuit this week just as his longtime sparring partner and potential 2016 rival, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is battling the biggest scandal of his administration.
Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this session to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently dangerous. The Maryland General Assembly, which last year failed to pass compromise legislation to address the issue, will have another chance to bring certainty and protection to dog bite victims and dog owners.
On the one year anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their desire to make noise about the issue of gun violence in America.
By By Carrie Wells and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
Nelson Mandela's death has prompted many to reflect on how his words and brave actions would inspire them in their own efforts to fight racial inequality and to repeal the death penalty, which Mandela himself once faced.
Del. Heather R. Mizeur said Wednesday that she has chosen the Rev. Delman Coates — the pastor of a large church in Prince George's County — as her running mate in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique and, at worst, insubordinate."
It was perfect weather, and 60,983 voters, 73.78 percent, cast a ballot in the presidential election that also included races for some local offices. Harford also voted narrowly voted to uphold the state's gun ban, helping the measure to win statewide.