Board approves $9 million for five wrongly convicted men

The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved $9 million to award to five men who were wrongly convicted.

“Washington Bullpen” podcast: The legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elijah Cummings, representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, died on Thursday morning after “long-standing health problems,” according to his office. He was 68. The congressman is remembered as a fierce supporter of lowering drug costs, fighting for…

Legislation would update Justice Reinvestment Act

After a comprehensive law overhauled the state’s criminal justice system, Maryland has seen a decline in the state’s prison and jail populations and more streamlined treatment for addicts who are charged with crimes, but advocates want to add to the law to keep inmates from returning behind bars.

Family not satisfied with verdicts in Paraguay murder of Maryland native

WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after 16-year-old Maryland native Luis Alejandro “Alex” Villamayor was killed in Paraguay, a defendant on Tuesday was found guilty of his murder and a second defendant was found guilty of obstructing the investigation. René Hofstetter,…

Maryland gerrymandering case makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court

It’s been seven years since Republican congressman Roscoe Bartlett lost his district election to Democrat John Delaney. Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard Benisek vs. Lamone, a gerrymandering case involving Maryland’s 6th congressional district.

Gallery: 2018 March for Life in Washington
This slideshow requires JavaScript. WASHINGTON – The March for Life 2018 occurred on the National Mall on Jan. 19. Speakers included President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both via satellite. Julia Lerner is a journalist in the Capital…
Social media users react to the Justice Department’s Freddie Gray decision

Social media user’s reactions to the Department of Justice decision not to charge officers in the Freddie Gray trial.

Bill that would revive cash bail draws ire

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — About 100 people rallied on Tuesday, with the support of Maryland legislators, against a Senate bill that, they said, would walk back a ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals regarding bail reform.

In face of Trump’s new policy, Maryland’s Howard County could become official sanctuary

WASHINGTON – Two Howard County Council members plan to push forward with legislation to declare their county a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, even after President Donald Trump announced his intention to crack down on such jurisdictions. Fulfilling one of many…

Laws on drunken driving, public safety, workers’ rights, begin in Maryland

Oct. 1 is the day many pieces of legislation go into effect in the state. Noah’s Law is probably the most well-known, but there are many others.