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.

Bill would mandate teaching about the Holocaust in schools

A recent survey found that almost one fifth of those between 18 and 34 had not heard of–or were not sure if they heard of–the Holocaust. With that in mind, Montgomery County Senator Ben Kramer is sponsoring a bill that would require a course on the Holocaust be taught in all public and private schools throughout the state.

White House protest calls on Trump administration to issue report, apply sanctions for the murder of Washington Post journalist

February 8th is the deadline for President Trump’s administration to provide a report on what happened to slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and how the U.S. will respond. On Thursday the Committee to Protect Journalists and other organizations gathered in front of the White House to demand that President Trump hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Khashoggi.

Maryland lawmakers have mixed reviews of 2019 State of the Union

One day after President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, Maryland’s two senators and its lone Republican congressional representative offer differing views on the President’s comments on investigations, funding the government, and the southern border.

Senate committee hears testimony on governor’s Judicial Transparency Act

Members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee heard heated testimony for and against Governor Hogan’s proposed Judicial Transparency Act of 2019. The bill would require a state Sentencing Commission to publish an annual report that includes detailed, judge-by-judge information about the sentences handed down to convicted violent offenders.

U.S. Senate votes down two bills to end record shutdown

On the same day that the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would end the government shutdown, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin again criticized President Trump’s proposal for a wall along the Mexican border. Cardin also said delaying the President’s State of the Union address was the right thing to do because it would not be appropriate to talk about the state of the union while the government is still shut down.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, county executives, call for the end to partial federal government shutdown

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and four county executives urged President Trump, and Congress, to work together to end the longest shutdown in U.S. history that is affecting their constituents.

Federal employees at BWI Airport start to feel pinch of shutdown

TSA workers and air traffic controllers at BWI airport are starting to feel the pinch from the on-going partial shutdown of the government.

Local college is first in the state to offer class on the business of cannabis

It’s a first-of-its-kind course in Maryland: a class on the business of cannabis.