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Overdoses turn into deaths when bystanders are too intimidated to call police because they might be sent to jail themselves. Good Samaritan laws are full of loopholes. That sends the message: calling 911 to save a life could cost you.

In a last-minute maneuver, Maryland lawmakers are using a piece of legislation to scrutinize and possibly block a Hogan administration proposal to scale back…

It’s not easy being green when we live in an invisible cloud of soot, smog and auto emissions in what is considered among the…

Maryland Matters reporter Hannah Gaskill will be a guest on WYPR Radio’s “On the Record,” hosted by Sheilah Kast, on Thursday morning. They’ll be…

More than 100 Maryland religious leaders and faith-based organizations have written this week to top state lawmakers, pressing them to prioritize four immigration bills…

After the unnecessary and disturbing mudslinging in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee (JPR) earlier this month, I have been thinking about the role of…

A group of Maryland lawmakers hope to overhaul the state’s eviction process and provide relief to tenants and homeowners during the 2021 legislative session,…

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hear testimony on bills surrounding police accountability and reform next week, committee Chairman William C. Smith Jr. (D-Montgomery)…

With an “onslaught” of eviction filings expected in the coming months, a group of Maryland lawmakers released recommendations Monday on how to avert a…

Maryland election officials have asked for an additional $20.6 million in state funding to conduct the November election, citing mail-in ballot applications and pre-paid…