“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…

Baltimore remembers Elijah Cummings for his faith, friendship

BALTIMORE – Baltimore was quiet today as the city mourned the loss of its long-time champion and advocate Elijah Cummings. The Democratic congressman passed away at the age of 68 in the early hours of Thursday morning from long-standing health…

Veteran Baltimore congressman and Trump era protagonist Elijah Cummings dies at 68

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic congressman who represented Baltimore and served as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died Thursday due to “long-standing health problems,” his office said. He was 68. Cummings…

Maryland could give minors consent for preventative HIV care

Maryland state legislation could allow minors to give consent for pre-exposure prophylaxis, a popular treatment used to prevent the contraction of human immunodeficiency virus or HIV.

Jealous aims to be Maryland’s 1st African-American governor

Ben Jealous, the Maryland Democratic candidate for governor, faces a steep test to unseat popular Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan in November.

Prince George’s joins NAACP suit over 2020 Census

Prince George’s County officials joined an NAACP lawsuit against the Trump administration on Wednesday, concerned that the upcoming 2020 census may undercount minority citizens.

HBCU settlement pending; Md. lawmakers say it’s not enough

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Gov. Larry Hogan offered a settlement in the lawsuit for discrimination against Historically Black Institutions, but the schools need more.

Maryland’s deadline to enroll in health coverage nears

A series of “last chance” events are scheduled for this weekend to help Marylanders enroll in Affordable Care Act health care coverage for 2018 before the Dec 15. deadline.

Franchot, NAACP: lack of air conditioning in Balt. Co. schools a civil rights issue

The Maryland comptroller and an NAACP official say a disproportionate number of poor students are suffering without air conditioning, and are calling on the federal government to investigate Baltimore County schools for what they say are civil rights violations.

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