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Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:48 AM

Trial Set to Begin in Case Targeting Virginia Abortion Laws

Trial Set to Begin in Case Targeting Virginia Abortion Laws

A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by women's health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia. Read »

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:29 PM

Cummings Criticizes Trump During Commencement Speech

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings used a commencement speech to criticize President Donald Trump and to call on students to defend democracy in what he called its "hour of peril." Read »

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:06 AM

Maryland Official Urges Divesting From Alabama Over Abortion

Maryland's comptroller says he's urging the state's pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban. Read »

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Hogan Allows Extra $255M for Schools With Concerns Over Bill

Hogan Allows Extra $255M for Schools With Concerns Over Bill

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday he will release $255 million in extra education funding in the next fiscal year to begin implementing a long-term plan to improve Maryland schools, but he expressed concerns... Read »

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:29 PM

Muslim Lawmaker Says His Faith Attacked at First Town Hall

A newly elected Virginia state House delegate who is Muslim said he was harassed by protesters and asked how he planned to implement Sharia law at his first town hall. Read »

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:57 AM

Md. Gov. Signs Laura and Reid's Law

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed more than 180 bills Monday morning, including legislation that raises the age to purchase tobacco products to 21, and Laura and Reid’s Law, which brings harsher punishments... Read »

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:06 AM

Items Seized From Baltimore Mayor Shed Light on Inquiry

Officials in Baltimore's City Hall have released a list of items seized by federal agents when they raided former Mayor Catherine Pugh's office. Read »

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:25 AM

DC Lawmakers Propose Bill to Limit Public Records Requests

DC Lawmakers Propose Bill to Limit Public Records Requests

The chair of Washington, D.C.'s City Council has proposed an amendment to the city's 2020 budget that would severely limit access to public records. Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8:45 PM

Arlington Police Groups Demand Apology for Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate's Mailer

Police groups in Arlington, Virginia, are demanding an apology from a Democratic candidate for commonwealth’s attorney, saying her campaign unfairly accused their department of police brutality. Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Maryland County Council OKs Police Transparency Bill

Maryland County Council OKs Police Transparency Bill

Officials of a Maryland county are set to vote on a measure designed to increase the transparency of investigations into deaths involving police. Read »

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