Revised plan underway for new FBI site, raising hopes in Maryland – again

WASHINGTON — After planning that began in the George W. Bush administration, officials from Maryland at the national and state level are cautiously optimistic the latest push for a new FBI complex located outside the District of Columbia will come…

Ornery, ugly and wild – turkeys you won’t look forward to seeing

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – With numerous reports of wild turkeys infiltrating urban areas of New England, will Maryland be next? You have to wonder, given the birds’ increasing attraction to the bright lights of the big cities, the approach of…

Maryland senators introduce bill to aid “temporary status” immigrants

WASHINGTON – Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen joined immigrants rights activists on Thursday to unveil new legislation to protect undocumented immigrants living under Temporary Protected Status. “Congress needs to pass legislation,” Cardin said at a Capitol…

Gallery: Washington demonstration supporting the DREAM Act
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of demonstrators on Thursday filled the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building to show support for passing a “clean DREAM Act.” (Photo by Helen Parshall / Capital News Service) WASHINGTON – Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, paused…
Demonstrators press Congress to protect undocumented children

WASHINGTON – More than two months after President Donald Trump said he was ending protections to children brought to the United States by undocumented immigrants, demonstrators on Thursday swamped a Senate building to pressure lawmakers to vote for a renewal…

Maryland lawmakers back Mueller, urge action on Russian meddling

WASHINGTON – Maryland Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller in response to the indictments of Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and George Papadopoulos revealed on Monday, presumably the first in the ongoing investigation into the 2016…

Cummings wants Trump to deal for lower Medicare drug prices

WASHINGTON – After repeated efforts to partner with the Trump administration to make good on campaign promises to lower Medicare drug prices, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings on Wednesday signaled impatience with the White House by unveiling legislation that would give…

Maryland a battleground state in fight against transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — As legislative and court battles rage over the question of whether transgender people are fit to serve in the military, two service members with ties to Maryland are at the heart of the fight. Regan Kibby, a student…