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House Panel on Cannabis Legalization Begins Work Toward an Equitable Industry

A bipartisan panel of Maryland delegates started work toward a establishing a racially equitable adult-use recreational marijuana industry Wednesday at the first meeting of...
Pretrial

Frosh, Smith in Favor of Major Juvenile Justice Reform

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) and Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Chair William C. Smith Jr. (D-Montgomery County) have expressed support for ending the...

Maryland Graded ‘D’ for Handling COVID-19 in State Prisons, Report Says

Maryland was ranked fifth of 50 states and the federal government for its handling of COVID-19 in prisons from the pandemic's start to mid-2021,...

Hogan Taps Getty, Gould to Replace Barbera on Maryland’s Highest Court

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) appointed Judge Joseph M. Getty as Chief Judge and Judge Steven B. Gould to represent Montgomery County on...
Police Reform

FBI Shows Increased Hate Crimes in Maryland

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story indicated that Maryland police agencies failed to voluntarily report hate crime statistics to the Federal Bureau...

Sen. Smith: Maryland’s Youth Are Ready for Reform

By Sen. William C. Smith Jr.The writer, a Democrat, represents Montgomery County District 20 in the Maryland Senate. He is chair of the Senate...

Charles Co. Judge Accused of Offering Legal Advice to Friends, Faces Sanctions

A longtime Charles County judge could face sanctions after being accused of offering legal advice to two acquaintances who were facing domestic violence charges.The...

Women’s Caucus Pushes for Judge Burrell to Replace Barbera on Appeals Court

With Maryland Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera due to retire next month, the women's caucus of the General Assembly is urging Gov. Lawrence J....

Opinion: Building on the ‘Black Agenda’

By Candace Dodson-ReedThe writer is a mom, community advocate, and higher education professional. She is involved in a variety of professional, political and personal...

Opinion: Three-Fifths ‘No Compromise’ Paralyzes the U.S. Senate

By Charly CarterThe writer is a Baltimore resident and longtime social justice activist in Maryland who is executive director of the Democracy Initiative, a...