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Sen. Cardin Holds Briefing with Civil Rights Leaders on Racial Profiling Bill

Sen. Cardin Holds Briefing with Civil Rights Leaders on Racial Profiling Bill

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin convenes with civil rights leaders to talk about the End Racial Profiling Act.

Maryland Campaign-Finance Complaints Stack Up as Election Day Nears

Maryland Campaign-Finance Complaints Stack Up as Election Day Nears

The Maryland State Board of Elections has received more than a dozen complaints of campaign finance violations since the beginning of the year.

Gov. O’Malley Asks Hispanic Lawyers For Help With State’s Refugee Children

Gov. O’Malley Asks Hispanic Lawyers For Help With State’s Refugee Children

Martin O'Malley addressed a crowded ballroom at The Hispanic National Bar Association, asking for their help providing legal representation for the state's refugees from Central America.

Mills, Environmentalists Debate Energy Subsidies For Black Liquor

Mills, Environmentalists Debate Energy Subsidies For Black Liquor

Environmentalists will seek to free up state funds for renewable energy resources by excluding “black liquor” from the list of renewable energy sources eligible for state subsidies, after an effort to do so failed this year.

Video: Maryland Marijuana Decriminalization Explained

Video: Maryland Marijuana Decriminalization Explained

Possessing small amounts of marijuana will not be a criminal offense in Maryland after Oct. 1.

Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Local schools have struggled to remain autonomous with binding regulations coming from the state and federal education departments.

Brewpubs and Beer Drinkers Could Benefit From Recent Legislative Measure

Brewpubs and Beer Drinkers Could Benefit From Recent Legislative Measure

Legislative measures awaiting Gov. Martin O'Malley's approval could allow microbreweries to bottle and sell their beer for customers to take home.

Cuban Representatives Want U.S. to Answer Questions About Maryland’s Alan Gross

Cuban Representatives Want U.S. to Answer Questions About Maryland’s Alan Gross

Representatives from the Cuban Interests Section said this week that until the Obama administration fully addresses Maryland resident Alan Gross’ intentions in Cuba, relations between the two countries will not improve.

Maryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

Maryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

Incident reports acquired via Maryland Public Information Act request show that at least six cyber attacks have hit state agencies since early 2013.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Education Plans

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Education Plans

Maryland gubernatorial candidates have a variety of strategies for the future of pre-kindergarten and other state education issues.