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Medical marijuana compromise hits snags over timing, moratorium

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:26:54 GMT

Maryland lawmakers ran into controversy immediately Monday as they opened debate on how to reshape the state's medical marijuana industry to include cannabis firms led by African-Americans. While General Assembly and marijuana industry leaders widely agree it's unacceptable that none of the 15 lucrative licenses to grow marijuana are held by minority-owned companies, the passage of a compromise designed to fix that appears contentious.




With Pence in audience, Maryland pastor denounces vulgarity...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:40:52 GMT

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. - During Sunday's service attended by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, a pastor at a predominantly black church in Maryland denounced racially charged comments that were allegedly made in reference to Haiti and African nations last week by President Donald Trump, WUSA reported Monday.




Ravens, Orioles Players Share Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Social Media

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:10:40 GMT

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many Ravens, Orioles and other Marylanders have shared moving quotes of King's on social media. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.




Patterson Park statue honoring national anthem is defaced, found sprayed with red paint

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:38:38 GMT

A statue paid for with pennies contributed by Baltimore City school children more than a century ago was found sprayed with red paint, according to the executive director of the Friends of Patterson Park. Jennifer Arndt Robinson, of the park friends group, said the a bronze statue of children holding a scroll to commemorate the writing of the Star Spangled Banner had been damaged by paint.




Maryland Health Care Coalition To Announce Proposals On Prescription Drugs

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:44:22 GMT

The Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition is preparing to announce proposals that they say will make prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders. The proposals come after the state became the first to enact a law that protects consumers from generic prescription drug price-gouging.




Remembering Ex-Rep. Marjorie Holt: A Conservative Woman Politician Before It Was Cool

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:30:36 GMT

The memorable axiom from Faith Whittlesey, President Reagan's Ambassador to Switzerland, was heard frequently throughout Maryland January 7. It was in reference to Marjorie Holt, Maryland's first-ever Republican woman in Congress, who died that day at age 97. "Marjorie," as just about everyone from the U.S. Capitol to her Anne Arundel County district called her, was conservative before it was cool. At a time when the Republican Party in the Free State was dominated by more moderate leaders, Holt was an outspoken conservative on issues from abortion to school busing to national defense.




Justice Secretary 'set to block' release of John Worboys

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 22:07:01 GMT

'He misbehaved in hotel rooms, cars and on first-class flights': Male models tell how the Royals' favorite photographer Mario Testino 'molested them' and 15 accuse Bruce Weber of harassment 'The whole state was terrified': Panic in Hawaii as Civil Defense issues alert for 'inbound ballistic missile threat' which told residents to 'urgently seek shelter' - then takes 37 MINUTES to say it was a false alarm Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate: Transgender former soldier who leaked classified data to WikiLeaks is seeking Democratic nomination in Maryland Former White House Chief-of-Staff Steve Bannon claims the president's lawyer paid off 100 women he had sexual encounters with, after adult actress says she was 'paid $130,000 hush money over 2006 tryst' 'Racism must be in his DNA': Rep John Lewis says he will not attend Trump's State of the Union address after the President's reported ... (more)




Veterans of Enron, Deepwater Horizon cases prepare to try accused Baltimore cops

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:40:10 GMT

Derek Hines, left, and Leo Wise are the two assistant U.S. attorneys prosecuting the eight Baltimore police officers in the Gun Trace Task Force charged with corruption. Six of the eight officers have pleaded guilty.




Despite obstacles, Morgan State University soars

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:12:43 GMT

Sloane Brown reports from the Pre-Gala VIP Reception at Morgan State University's 30th Annual Gala, held October 17 at Martin's West. Sloane Brown reports from the Pre-Gala VIP Reception at Morgan State University's 30th Annual Gala, held October 17 at Martin's West.




Police search for a fisherman who may have fallen through ice at Patapsco Valley State Park

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:51:41 GMT

Maryland Natural Resources police continued searching Saturday for a fisherman who may have fallen through ice at Patapsco Valley State Park, a department spokeswoman said. Around 4:40 p.m. Friday, visitors taking pictures at the park saw a hole in the ice on the Patapsco River below Daniels Dam, along with a boot and a tackle box nearby, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said.




Feds: Mount Airy Man Bribed Russian Official For Nuclear Contracts

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 04:36:01 GMT

Federal authorities have accused a Maryland man of bribing a Russian atomic energy official to help secure contracts for transporting nuclear fuel. The Justice Department on Friday said 54-year-old Mark Lambert of Mount Airy was charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related counts.




Trending Now Chelsea Manning to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:07:40 GMT

Manning was sent to prison after a 2013 espionage conviction for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. She was sentenced to 35 years, but President Barack Obama commuted the sentence at the end of his term.




Police: Former University Of Maryland Employee Scrawled Racist Graffiti

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:04:48 GMT

The Washington Post reported Friday that police arrested 18-year-old Terrell Demonte Alexander. The graffiti was found last fall on the campus in College Park.




Porn star was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about a relationship with...

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:56:18 GMT

President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on Friday, the same day the Wall Street Journal reported an adult-film star was paid $130,000 by a lawyer for Donald Trump in the weeks before the 2016 election to not talk publicly about a sexual relationship with the then-Republican candidate. An adult-film star was paid $130,000 by a lawyer for Donald Trump in the weeks before the 2016 election to not talk publicly about a sexual relationship with the then-Republican candidate, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.




Republican outside groups take a rare interest in deep-blue Maryland

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:30:49 GMT

National Republican groups are weighing major election spending in 2018 in deeply blue Maryland, where they hope the popularity of Gov. Larry Hogan could insulate the party from backlash against President Trump. The Republican National Committee and the Republican Governors Association, which sat out much of the 2014 election cycle in Maryland, are eager to help Hogan become the first GOP governor reelected in the state in more than 60 years.




Maryland's senators react to Trump's - shithole' remarks new

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:03:53 GMT

As Maryland senators gathered on the Senate floor in Annapolis Friday morning, Sen. Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, asked for time to respond to President Trump's reference about immigrants from "shithole" countries. "We're living in really contentious and divisive times," Kagan said to her colleagues.




Maryland among states with high flu cases

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:47:53 GMT

State health officials , who keep a partial tally of residents who go to the doctor and the emergency room with influenza symptoms, report that activity ticked up in mid-December and got worse by year's end. There were 1,379 visits to doctors who voluntarily report suspected flu cases and more than 11,000 emergency room visits since the flu season started Oct. 1, according to the latest state Department of Health report that runs through December.