Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Bills would fund HIV prevention, tracking, testing rape kits

Multiple bills that would provide for protection and treatment victims of sexual assault, as well as assist local law enforcement agencies with the testing and tracking of rape kits, are making their way through the House and Senate. These bills are the byproducts of a January report on sexual assault evidence kits in the state.

Maryland’s U.S. Senators critical of FBI Kavanaugh report

Maryland Democratic Senators Cardin and Van Hollen said they found the follow-up FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh incomplete. Senator Ben Cardin said the report raised more questions than it answered and Senator Chris Van Hollen criticized the FBI for failing to contact individuals who said they had important information to share.

Moments from #CancelKavanaugh

WASHINGTON – As the Senate prepared to vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, protesters marched in the nation’s capital Thursday to voice their anger over what they considered the injustice of a man accused of…

Maryland’s senators rip limited scope of FBI’s Kavanaugh report

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected vote on Saturday, Maryland’s Democratic senators on Thursday decried the FBI’s supplemental investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling it rushed and incomplete. “I think it raises more questions than it answers,” Sen. Ben Cardin,…

Maryland governor and senators unite over FBI probe of Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Even before a sudden move by Senate Republicans to request an FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s two senators were calling for just such an investigation. Sens. Ben Cardin…

Outside the Kavanaugh hearing, tears and anger

By SAMANTHA ROSEN, MORGAN CAPLAN and ALBANE GUICHARD Capital News Service   WASHINGTON – The drama and emotion inside Thursday’s Senate hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was matched by scenes in the surrounding crowded hallways, where…

‘#MeToo’ movement could buoy success for Maryland bills

A bill that would end parental rights of rapists passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday — among the most visible initiatives in Annapolis echoing a cultural shift in attitudes nationwide toward sexual assault and women’s rights.

DeVos draws fire for plan to change handling of campus sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday overturned an Obama administration directive on campus sexual assault that may have long-ranging implications for the more than 300,000 college and graduate students in Maryland. “The era of rule by letter is…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos draws reaction on social media with Title IX speech

Social media users reacted to a speech by Betsy DeVos about Title IX programs.