BALTIMORE, Maryland— More than 430,000 children are living in the foster care system in the U.S. Jamaica Briley has been a foster mom for 15 years and her house is now home to three girls.
Dwayne Weaver has owned Keystone pharmacy in West Baltimore for 32 years. He says the aftermath of the destruction that followed the death of Freddie Gray three years ago left his store 95 percent empty. While Weaver and his pharmacy are back in business again serving the community, he says he’s not sure whether the city is safer, despite crime being reported down 33 percent from this time last year.
Governor Hogan’s $8.5 billion incentive plan to help convince Amazon to build its second headquarters in Montgomery County won final legislative approval in Annapolis on Wednesday sending the bill on to the Governor for his signature.
As the 2018 baseball season kicked off on Thursday, Baltimore Orioles fans remained hopeful that this year will take the team into the playoffs.
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.
It’s been years in coming and tomorrow, Maryland’s gerrymandering case that’s been making its way through the courts, ends up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Congressional lines were re-drawn between 2010 and 2011 by state legislative leaders–all Democrats. Soon after some residents of the state’s Sixth Congressional District filed suit. Opponents claimed that the congressional lines had been gerrymandered by the Democrats, violating their First Amendment rights and reducing the chances for a Republican to be elected from that district.
It’s estimated that thousands of horses leave the U.S. every year for slaughterhouses in either Mexico or Canada. Many of those horses have been neglected and forgotten with nowhere else to go. But in Howard County, there’s a 60 acre farm where some extraordinary efforts are giving a second life to horses from around the country that might, otherwise, be on their last leg.
Tom Mauser lost his 15-year-old son Daniel in the Columbine shooting that changed the nation. Mauser made the trip from his Colorado home to Washington bringing with him a memory: two pairs of Daniel’s shoes, including the ones he wore when he became one of the 13 killed in the massacre at the high school in 1999. On Tuesday, the shoes became part of a display of 7,000 pairs of children’s shoes on display on the southeast lawn of the Capitol. Event organizers say the shoes represented the estimated gun deaths of children since Sandy Hook.
Andy Weltlinger is a former collegiate baseball player on a mission. He says baseball has fallen out-of-favor with many of Baltimore’s younger residents. So he’s created BUBA Baseball–the Baltimore Urban Baseball Association–to encourage kids to come out and “play ball.”
WASHINGTON– Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski joined with others directly impacted by gun violence in urging Congress to put politics aside and take action to do more to prevent attacks on schools.