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  • Legislative black leaders to call for more comprehensive DOJ probe

    Legislative black leaders to call for more comprehensive DOJ probe
    National and state leaders of the Black Caucus plan to call on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a comprehensive investigation of  potential civil rights violations by the Baltimore Police Department.  "We want a complete federal investigation,"...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Better luck next year for bills that didn't make it

    From alcohol licenses to zoning issues, more than 2,300 bills and resolutions were introduced during the 2015 Maryland legislative session that ended Monday night. The ink is drying on some of these bills, which were signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Larry...
  • In vitro mandate bill for same-sex couples passes both chambers

    In vitro mandate bill for same-sex couples passes both chambers
    Legislation intended to put lesbians on a par with straight couples on health insurance coverage for advanced fertility procedures has passed both the Senate and the House. The Senate passed the measure Tuesday morning 37-10, following House passage the...
  • The high cost of health care reform

    The high cost of health care reform
    Although the Affordable Care Act and creation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange were important steps in expanding health care coverage for previously uninsured Marylanders, mounting evidence suggests that more work is needed to help ensure that...
  • Senate panel approves Rahn nomination

    Senate panel approves Rahn nomination
    A Senate committee unanimously recommended the confirmation of Gov. Larry Hogan's choice to be transportation secretary Monday night after bringing him back for a second round of questioning. The vote came after Pete Rahn, a former top transportation...
  • Hogan transportation nomination delayed

    Hogan transportation nomination delayed
    Maryland senators peppered the governor's acting transportation secretary with so many questions Monday night that his confirmation hearing will be delayed for a week. A Senate panel voted to bring back Pete K. Rahn for another round next Monday, and...
  • Two sides clash over fairness of paid sick leave bill

    Two sides clash over fairness of paid sick leave bill
    Opposing sides in the debate over whether Maryland should require employers to provide paid sick leave met Tuesday in a clash that pitted calls for fairness against a defense of the rights of employers. The two camps, including business owners on both...
  • Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds

    Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds
    The Affordable Care Act is not so affordable for many Marylanders, according to a new survey. The landmark law that was supposed to make insurance available to hundreds of thousands of people without coverage is costing Marylanders so much more in...
  • Lawmakers put paid sick leave on agenda

    Lawmakers put paid sick leave on agenda
    State lawmakers are gearing up for a fight over paid sick leave, as a nationwide campaign highlighted by President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Baltimore gains a hearing in Annapolis. Advocates began calling on the state two years ago to...
  • Catherine Pugh's sartorial state

    Catherine Pugh's sartorial state
    When state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh learned last Friday that she was invited by the White House to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, one of her first thoughts was about what was she going to wear....