Annapolis

Located blocks from the Statehouse, the CNS Annapolis bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering Maryland politics and policy than any other news organization in Maryland.

Maryland looks to end income-based housing discrimination

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Voucher holders’ options for housing may soon broaden if Maryland lawmakers reintroduce and pass the Home Act in the upcoming 2017 legislative session.

Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis reaches an all-time high

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling…

Community-police relations a legislative priority, ACLU says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland–After Maryland’s 2016 legislative session gave way to notable criminal justice reform, the ACLU of Maryland is looking to revive some prolonged efforts in improving the community-police relationship that may have fallen to the wayside. The majority of the…

Some in Maryland LGBT community concerned about treatment under new administration

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Delegate Maggie McIntosh, D-Baltimore, said she is concerned about LGBT residents in Maryland after the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump. “I am not worried about an erosion of legal rights, I am worried about an erosion…

Maryland struggles to retain young, qualified teachers

Maryland schools are often touted as some of the best in the country, but beneath the surface, it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain experienced teachers during the first few years into the profession despite receiving relatively high pay among teachers nationwide.

While not mainstream sport, falconry has dedicated following

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — With blood on her beak and her prize between her talons, Glory looked up, pleased with herself. The search for the rabbit had been going on for about 10 minutes, but the hunt itself lasted less than…

One little Marylander uses her new skill to help the homeless

CROFTON, Md. – A 10-year-old Anne Arundel County girl has decided to take matters into her own hands and create pajamas for homeless children in an effort to try and make their lives just a little bit better.

Maryland looks to revise youth shackling policies

Maryland legislators and juvenile justice advocates are reviewing the state’s policy for placing children in mechanical restraints and studying other states’ laws to form a best practice

Facing uncertainty, Maryland Muslims to focus on education

ANNAPOLIS — In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Ahmad Azzaari couldn’t walk to his mailbox without feeling unsafe. The imam, a Muslim prayer leader, lives on a busy road in Lanham, Maryland. To collect his mail,…

Maryland advocates discuss next steps for undocumented community

Undocumented Latino immigrants in Maryland likely to experience more stress, legal hassles, some say