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Raft of Election Reform, Voting Access, Vacancy Filling Changes Proposed

Maryland lawmakers are planning wide-ranging election reforms during the 2021 legislative session, including requiring special elections for filling vacant House and Senate seats and...

Miller Funeral Arrangements Set ― He’ll Lie in State Thursday and Friday

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., the longest-serving state Senate president in U.S. history, will lie in state in the Maryland State House later this...

Greenbelt Councilmembers Disavow Mayor’s Comments About Del. Lewis

Members of the Greenbelt City Council wrote a letter recently to Del. Jazz M. Lewis, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, disavowing and disassociating...

One Last Look Back: Our Most-Read Stories of 2020

For the past dozen days, we've republished some of our best articles and opinion pieces of 2020. Compiling that list was a challenge, because...

On New Year’s Day, State’s Largest Union Announces Failure to Reach Contract Agreement

Maryland's largest state employee union announced Friday that it was unable to reach contract negotiations with the state and said union members were being...

Missing Our Friend Keith Haller

When friends and loved ones leave this Earth, you miss them in different ways and for different things. Keith Haller, a co-founder of Maryland Matters,...

Workgroup Seeks Changes to Domestic Violence, Custody and Abuse Proceedings

Ji'Aire Donnell Lee, three years old.Maddie Davis, three years old.Ayden Spoon, one year old.Jaylin Wright, one year old.Jayson Holland, three years old.Laila Miller, three...

Update on Reader Generosity

We are honored and pleased to report that early response to the Maryland Matters Food Drive has been outstanding.Thank you from all of us.This...

Giving Tuesday: Our Food Drive Is a Tribute to Your Generosity

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is Election Day – a bedrock way to make a difference in our democracy.The first...

JFK’s Thanksgiving Wish: That We’re ‘Humbly Grateful’ for What Brings Us Together

On Nov. 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed this Thanksgiving proclamation. In it, he asked God "to guide and sustain us in the great...