Remembering Michael Busch, Maryland’s longtime House Speaker

On Sunday, Michael Busch passed away. He was 72. Busch spent over three decades in the Maryland House of Delegates, and 16 years as the Speaker. He was a mentor to both sides of the aisle, a staple of Maryland politics, and a friend to many. As the general assembly wrapped up, everyone’s hearts were with the late Speaker.

The return of the Orioles gives Baltimore a chance to celebrate

While controversy swirls around the city of Baltimore — centered around a growing controversy over Mayor Catherine Pugh’s questionable children’s book deals — local residents in need of something to cheer about flocked to Camden Yards to welcome back the Orioles and their home opener of the season.

Acting Baltimore mayor draws lawmakers’ optimism, support

Members of the General Assembly from Baltimore said they have confidence in ex-officio Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the city council’s president, after meeting with him early Tuesday morning. Young is taking over the city’s helm after Mayor Catherine Pugh — who is under scrutiny for undeclared sales of children’s books to and through organizations doing business with the city — stepped aside for health reasons.

Maryland House votes to reprimand Delegate Jay Jalisi

Two days after the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics released a damaging 16-page report on what it called an “ongoing pattern of bullying and abusive workplace behavior” the Maryland House of Delegates voted to reprimand Baltimore County Delegate Jay Jalisi.

Former offender bakes his way to a new life

Gregory Carpenter spent two decades in prison. Now, he’s the owner of 2 AM Bakery, and the Baltimore baker is on a mission to turn his success into a sweet story for others. It all starts with “Eye Can B-More,” a program designed to help formerly incarcerated people back into the workforce.

Cummings seeks answers on Trump administration’s response to drug crisis

Maryland 7th District Congressman Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, criticizes Trump administration’s response to the drug crisis during a hearing with the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Senate committee hears testimony on regulations for shotguns and rifles

A survivor and widow of last summer’s deadly attack on the Annapolis Capital-Gazette were among those testifying before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would place new regulations on the sale of shotguns and rifles. NRA and 2A Maryland representatives argued against the proposed change saying long guns have not been a significant source of crime weapons in the state.

Howard County unveils plan to curb youth suicide

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 in 2017. Howard County is on a mission to change that. Awareness, reducing stigma, and prevention are just a few parts of the plan. For one Howard County mother, it was her loss that moved her to action.

Maryland resident nears completion of historic National Parks tour

Mika Meyer’s been on the road for three years. He’s a man on a mission: to become the first person to visit all 418 national parks continuously and honor the memory of his father.

State senate hears testimony on doctor-assisted suicide

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on legislation that would allow physicians assisted suicide under certain conditions. The bill faced a hearing in a House committee last week.