Lesser Known Maryland People and Places from the War of 1812

Most know the legacy of popular Maryland landmarks from the War of 1812, as the state hosted the “Chesapeake Campaign” in 1813 and 1814, one of the most important fronts of the war. But, aside from giving us our national anthem and the iconic Fort McHenry flag, the War of 1812 often falls into obscurity, called “The Forgotten War” by historians.

Conditions at Juvenile Facility Deteriorate Despite High Hopes

Conditions at the J. DeWeese Carter Children’s Center, where girls committed to the Department of Juvenile Services were moved, have deteriorated within the past month, said an independent monitor.

Sen. Norman Stone Honored for 50 Years of Serving Maryland

Gov. Martin O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored Sen. Norman Stone, D-Baltimore, in the Maryland Senate following an appearance from Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

Md. Girls Incarcerated at Higher Rates than Boys for Lesser Offenses

Of the 279 female youth committed to residential treatment centers in Maryland in 2010, approximately 80 percent were accused of nothing more serious than a misdemeanor, statistics from the Department of Juvenile Services show. For boys, that figure was around 50 percent.

Md. Lawmakers Aim to Increase Penalty for Strangulation

In an effort to increase the penalty for non-fatal strangulation, Maryland legislators are scheduled to hear a bill next week that would make the action a first-degree offense.

Computer Glitch Miscounts Votes in House of Delegates

A computer glitch in the House of Delegates caused eight votes this session, including the same-sex marriage bill, to appear incorrectly on the electronic vote-counting board.

O’Malley, Advocates Participate in Developmental Disabilities Lobby Day

Gov. Martin O’Malley told advocates for the developmentally disabled Tuesday that his proposed budget provides more support for their needs, and that he’ll assure lost millions will be returned to the Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Senate Committe to Hear DJS Bills

Two bills regarding trying and sentencing juveniles in the Maryland system will be heard in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday.

Legislation Would Increase Penalties for Home Invasions

After noticing an apparent rise in violent home invasions in the state, Delegate Susan Lee, D-Montgomery, is sponsoring a bill that would update Maryland law to categorize these offenses as crimes of violence.

Maryland Women’s Caucus Returns With New Tubman Legislation

After a failed attempt last year to put a Harriet Tubman statue in Congress’ Statuary Hall, the Maryland women’s caucus is trying again to get the state native what they feel is her due representation in national history.