Despite looming Confederate plate recall, flag enthusiast remains dedicated

The state of Maryland will ban Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates that feature the Confederate flag starting on Nov. 17, but Jay Barringer, the commander of the Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans said he will still fly his flags high.

Petition Aims to Reverse Early Voting Decision

A petition aims to reverse a decision to remove 2 popular early voting sites.

Thousands Rally at Capitol for Immigrant Rights

Tens of thousands of immigrant rights advocates gathered Wednesday on the West Lawn of the Capitol to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

House Votes to Repeal Death Penalty, Governor’s Signature Next

The Maryland House voted 82-56 Friday in favor of repealing the death penalty. Once Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the bill, Maryland will become the 18th state to abolish capital punishment.

Maryland Lawmakers Push for Park to Honor Harriet Tubman

Maryland’s lawmakers urged Congress Wednesday to pass legislation to create two national parks honoring the legacy of Underground Railroad leader Harriet Ross Tubman.

O’Malley Gets Behind Death Penalty Repeal Effort

Maryland moved one step closer to becoming the 18th state to abolish the death penalty after Gov. Martin O’Malley joined the NAACP and others in the effort Tuesday.

Muse Campaign Leaflet’s Jewish Reference Sparks Criticism

U.S. Senate candidate C. Anthony Muse, running to unseat Sen. Ben Cardin, defended campaign literature, which singled out Jews in the upper chamber, as “educational tools” designed to emphasize the low numbers of blacks in Congress.

Republicans, Democrats Criticize Proposed Redistricting Map

Some Montgomery County Democrats, several state delegates, the NAACP of Maryland and a number of Republicans are openly opposing the plan put forth by the Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee.