Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50 year anniversary of his assassination

It’s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. Many gathered around his memorial in D.C.on Wednesday to recall his mission and many accomplishments.

Annapolis lawmakers work to beat the clock on medical marijuana legislation

Time is running out for the Maryland General Assembly and so is time to act on revising the state’s Medical Marijuana law. House Bill 2, an emergency bill, would require medical cannabis licenses include minorities and women. The bill has already been approved by the House and won preliminary approval in the Senate on Tuesday.

Local high school lacrosse stand-out uses experimental treatment to battle rare disease

DAMASCUS, Maryland— Montgomery County high school lacrosse stand-out Peighton Stone has been playing the game since she was four. College coaches started reaching out to her when she was in the 8th grade. But her future dimmed and the contact with those coaches all but disappeared when she started to get sharp pains up and down her shins and her toes went numb making it impossible to play. Things started to turn around after she connected with a Wyoming doctor who provided an experimental treatment for her rare disease. Throughout, one college stayed in touch. And now, recovered, Peighton is ready to begin her college career on Division One Elon University’s lacrosse team.

Buildings demolished to help Baltimore fight crime, rebuild neighborhoods

They’re boarded up and crumbling down. Blocks of abandoned houses in Baltimore are being demolished as part of city and state’s joint Project C.O.R.E.–Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise. Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh says the buildings being targeted often contribute to the sale and use of drugs and other criminal gang activity. She says that bringing those structures down and rebuilding those neighborhoods and communities will help to push the city forward.

Women block State House entrance to protest Potomac Pipeline

Five women, saying they were mothers and grandmothers, joined together to block the main entrance to the Maryland State House on Wednesday. All were arrested but released without charges. The five say their protest was an effort to convince the Governor to block the Potomac pipeline project. A decision on the project was expected Thursday.

Maryland lawmaker wants state funding eliminated for artificial turf fields and playgrounds

Montgomery County Senator Roger Manno is sponsoring legislation that would end state funding for artificial turf surfaces around Maryland. Manno says there is sufficient concern about possible health risks associated with artificial turf that the state has a responsibility to do something about it.

Legislative battle is personal for woman who lost family members to suicide

Bowie resident Dorothy Paugh made the trip from her home to Annapolis last week to add her voice to a bill that would allow the seizure of weapons and ammunition for individuals with a history of domestic violence or depression. The bill, referred to as “red flag” legislation, is a personal mission for Paugh whose father and middle son both committed suicide. Paugh says her hope is that the bill may save the lives of others.

Governor Larry Hogan commits $175 million to increase school safety

Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, Governor Larry Hogan says he wants to make sure that something like that never happens in Maryland.

Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium begins transformation for Capitals Stadium Series match-up

The NHL has officially begun the transformation of the Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium into an outdoor hockey rink where the Washington Capitals will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

League of Dreams gives children with special needs a chance at baseball

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — The University of Maryland baseball team partnered up with the League of Dreams organization to hold a baseball clinic for children with special needs. League of Dreams helps teach individuals with special needs the sport of baseball.…