Basketball’s Mo Creek was ensnared in Ukraine war, then helped by a man he barely knew

Maurice “Mo” Creek one day was a professional basketball player playing in Ukraine. The next day, he was a civilian in the middle of a war zone.

Millions of dollars raised In Maryland congressional races, but just a couple of real contests

Democratic incumbents in what are considered safe seats are using their fundraising power to support the party and its candidates elsewhere, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Robin Ficker’s latest campaign is for Maryland governor

Ficker’s campaign losses include a 2016 U.S. House race in Maryland’s District 6 Republican primary; the 2014 Maryland state Senate general election race in District 15; and a 1982 Maryland House of Delegates race in Montgomery County.

Unlevel Playing Fields

Annapolis

Maryland gubernatorial candidate’s financial connections pose conflict problems

Capital News Service reviewed the ethics filings and financial disclosures of the leading Democratic candidates for governor and found that while some have holdings in individual companies, none of them has a portfolio matching Wes Moore’s for size and range, and few invest in individual companies.

Inside Maryland’s marijuana industry, beginning at the root

With Maryland voters poised to decide in November on whether recreational cannabis will be legal in the state, Capital News Service is taking a look at the state’s already legal medical cannabis market.

Baltimore church rehabilitates dying forest with lots of help

For years, 10 acres of woods outside a small Black church in Baltimore went untouched. Now, the entire community — along with partners from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — is organizing around its restoration.

Partnership turns Maryland environmental disaster into sanctuary

Masonville Cove, a small stretch of woods along the Patapsco River, once held over 60,000 tons of trash. Now, the scenic nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife — even bald eagles.

Data stories

Washington

Basketball’s Mo Creek was ensnared in Ukraine war, then helped by a man he barely knew

Maurice “Mo” Creek one day was a professional basketball player playing in Ukraine. The next day, he was a civilian in the middle of a war zone.

Millions of dollars raised In Maryland congressional races, but just a couple of real contests

Democratic incumbents in what are considered safe seats are using their fundraising power to support the party and its candidates elsewhere, Federal Election Commission filings show.

In sheer numbers, U.S. and NATO forces far outstrip Russia’s military

While war is not solely a game of numbers, having a numerical superiority in firepower is certainly an advantage. So how do the US and NATO forces stack up against those of Russia?

Supreme Court is now surrounded by fencing, but protests continue

The nation’s highest court has been the target of nearly around-the-clock demonstrations since a leaked draft opinion earlier this week indicated that a majority of the Supreme Court may be ready to strike down Roe v. Wade.

Printing Hate

Maryland

Robin Ficker’s latest campaign is for Maryland governor

Ficker’s campaign losses include a 2016 U.S. House race in Maryland’s District 6 Republican primary; the 2014 Maryland state Senate general election race in District 15; and a 1982 Maryland House of Delegates race in Montgomery County.

Maryland celebrates Harriet Tubman’s place in state history

Historians in Maryland say greater recognition is overdue for of the state and nation’s most important figures. Harriet Tubman is most definitely an icon that should celebrated for her death-defying efforts to lead enslaved people to freedom.

Baltimore to receive $155 million to revitalize Inner Harbor

Rising crime and a tourism slowdown have caused businesses to leave the once majestic port city. 

Goats help people cope with mental health issues

A couple in Silver Spring is offering people the chance to interact with goats in their homes. These goats help people who have anxiety and mental health concerns.

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