New Generation of Entrepreneurs Aims to Take Advantage of D.C.’s Budding Marijuana Market

A new generation of entrepreneurs is positioning itself to take advantage of an emerging marijuana market in the nation’s capital by attracting customers with upscale products.

Hopper Says Being Present Is Her Key to Success

Abigail Hopper was named the director of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Jan. 5 by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Hopper left her position as the director of the Maryland Energy Administration to become the BOEM’s first woman director in its five-year history.

Maryland Congressional Leaders Express Grief, Outrage at Warren Weinstein’s Death

Maryland members of Congress expressed grief and outrage following President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday that Warren Weinstein, an aid worker held hostage in Pakistan, was accidentally killed in a counterterrorism attack in January.

Attorney General’s Report on Same-Sex Marriage Calls Bans Hateful

State bans on same-sex marriage are founded on “hate, prejudice, ignorance, fear or moral disapproval,” according to a report released Thursday by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.

Mikulski Urges Congress To Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

Sen. Barbara Mikulski urged her colleagues Tuesday to make equal pay for equal work not just a dream but a reality on Equal Pay Day 2015.

6% of Maryland’s Bridges Need Repairs, Report Says

Although 6 percent of Maryland’s bridges are in poor or worse condition, and while the state and it’s local governments designate a lower percentage of their highway and transportation funding for bridge repairs than most other states, officials say Maryland’s bridge program is doing well.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Change Military Sexual Assault Case Procedures

Four current and former members of the U.S. Air Force and Army filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to prevent military officers known to be involved in creating sexually hostile environments to be appointed as convening authorities in rape and sexual assault cases.

Montgomery County Ranked Healthiest County in Maryland For Second Year

Montgomery County is Maryland’s healthiest county for the second year in a row, according to the 2015 County Health and Roadmaps Rankings report.

Fourth Annual Maryland International Film Festival Begins Thursday

The fourth annual Maryland International Film Festival will take place Thursday through Saturday with screenings and after-parties in downtown Hagerstown.

Experts Call For Improvements To The Set-Aside Program To Ensure Small Business Success

While the federal government’s set-aside program for small businesses is generating much economic success, experts say improvements to reduce fraud and to help mid-size companies remain competitive need to be made.