In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday that the Department of Justice will launch a full-scale civil rights investigation into Baltimore’s police.
Hogan said Monday he has been too busy addressing immediate public safety concerns to make any policy decisions. “We’ve been kind of busy saving the city of Baltimore.”
Monday’s violent acts followed the distribution of a flier on social media calling for high schoolers to “purge,” a reference to a movie in which all laws are suspended for a day.
Baltimore braced for a night of violence and police clashes after looting, fires, and rock throwing erupted Monday afternoon, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed in police custody.
Getting arrested by the Baltimore police is brutal. Just ask Freddie Gray, a man whose suffering, dragging, and death in police hands set off new outrage.
Watch as first-term Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) decries the partisanship in Washington, and says that he has something to offer the entire nation after just three months on the job. (But make sure to keep an eye on your calendar.)
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — A worn and fractured rail along train tracks in historic Ellicott City, Md., caused the massive coal train derailment that killed two local women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The safety agency’s investigation took nearly two years. The NTSB said it found evidence […]
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley came under fire Wednesday for advocating for thousands of children entering the U.S. illegally while simultaneously trying to waive the White House off a potential shelter in Westminster, Md. CNN and others reported that O’Malley spoke Friday with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz […]
By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times DES MOINES, Iowa — The visit had all the trappings of a full-fledged presidential campaign: a speech at the state Democratic convention, a pep talk to door-knocking volunteers, breakfast with labor leaders, appearances alongside the party’s candidate for governor. The only thing absent was a formal announcement by Martin […]
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun COLUMBIA, MD — A “B” and a “T” are etched into the black stone floor at Zumiez to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson. Customers might not even notice the understated initials at the entrance of the Mall in Columbia skate shop. Not unless they were staring at the ground […]
By Melanie Balakit, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS — Maryland may become the first state to ban the use of Vaportinis, a relatively new device that allows users to inhale fumes from heated alcoholic drinks, if a measure approved by the General Assembly is signed into law. The Senate unanimously passed the measure Wednesday. The House of […]
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE—Legislation barring discrimination against transgender people passed the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, as the House of Delegates approved the bill after an impassioned debate. The vote sends the measure to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said he will sign it. The bill, approved by the House 82-57, prohibits discrimination […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Two winning tickets, sold in Maryland and Florida, will split the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot, officials announced Wednesday. The winning numbers, drawn Tuesday night, are 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51, and a Mega Ball of 7. The jackpot of $414 million is the third largest in Mega Millions […]
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland will likely dump all or part of the state’s health insurance exchange website and adopt Connecticut’s system, a move that could make it the first state to abandon a dysfunctional site. Officials with Maryland’s exchange plan to turn to the “Connecticut solution,” which was developed largely by […]
By Erin Cox and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland has terminated its contracts with the company hired to build and operate the state’s online health exchange, which has been riddled with problems since its launch in October. The board overseeing the exchange voted Sunday night to sever ties with Noridian Healthcare Solutions, […]
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Much has been written (and will continue to be written) about the spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland — all blue states that support the Affordable Care Act. All were woefully unprepared for their Oct. 1 launch, and unlike HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace, they are […]