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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Ceremony Opens Improved Parkville/Loch Raven MVA Office

Ceremony Opens Improved Parkville/Loch Raven MVA Office

County and state officials gathered in Parkville recently to mark the completion of an expanded Motor Vehicle Administration branch.
Maryland Gun-Control Measures Upheld by Federal Judge

Maryland Gun-Control Measures Upheld by Federal Judge

A law banning 45 assault weapons and limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets is not an undue burden on Second Amendment rights, says a judge.
National Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

National Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

With more courthouse victories for gays and lesbians, is it time for a final decision?
A Tunnel Too Far

A Tunnel Too Far

War is either the arm of political strategy or an existential moment.
Comptroller's Towson Office Getting Facelift

Comptroller's Towson Office Getting Facelift

The office on East Joppa Road will be closed for one day in July.
Who's Voting Early in the Maryland Primary Election?

Who's Voting Early in the Maryland Primary Election?

When to cast your ballot, where to find early voting centers and what unaffiliated voters can vote on in the Maryland primary.
Will Stricter Youth Curfew Keep City's Kids Safe?

Will Stricter Youth Curfew Keep City's Kids Safe?

A stricter youth curfew could be in place by August in the city of Baltimore. Residents are divided over whether it will keep kids safe or be ignored by police.
3 Charged in Joppa Road Campaign Sign Incident: Police

3 Charged in Joppa Road Campaign Sign Incident: Police

One of the men charged was the husband of a candidate.
Do You Understand Maryland's New Marijuana Law?

Do You Understand Maryland's New Marijuana Law?

Certain things surrounding marijuana still lead to criminal charges.
Sinkhole or Landslide: Whatever, Watch Cars Get Swallowed as City Road Collapses

Sinkhole or Landslide: Whatever, Watch Cars Get Swallowed as City Road Collapses

Baltimore residents and workers shared video and photos on social media as vehicles vanished one by one into a landslide.
Should Maryland Legalize Pot?

Should Maryland Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is Maryland the next in line?
'Downtown Towson is Getting Ready for Its Close-Up': Kamenetz

'Downtown Towson is Getting Ready for Its Close-Up': Kamenetz

The Baltimore County executive provided an update on improvements before Towson Square launch.
Maryland Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

Maryland Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

Some candidates for governor had other ideas on Marylanders feeling nickel-and-dimed.
From Pre-K to Dog Bites, Governor O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills

From Pre-K to Dog Bites, Governor O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills

After the 2014 General Assembly ended Monday, many bills await the governor’s approval.
Legislation Nullifies Maryland Court's Ruling on Dangerous Dogs

Legislation Nullifies Maryland Court's Ruling on Dangerous Dogs

The bill awaits final approval by Maryland's governor.
Md. Dog Owner Liability Bill Compromise Being Worked Out

Md. Dog Owner Liability Bill Compromise Being Worked Out

The legislation gives owners a chance to go before a jury in the event of a dog bite. The bill would apply to all dog breeds, not just pit bulls and other types under scrutiny for attacks.
Toilet Activist and Running Mate Disqualified from Running for Office

Toilet Activist and Running Mate Disqualified from Running for Office

GOP nomination whittled down to four tickets.
Marijuana Bill Would Clean Slate for Some Past Offenders

Marijuana Bill Would Clean Slate for Some Past Offenders

Maryland had the fourth highest arrest rate for marijuana possession in the country in 2010, according to the ACLU.
Maryland Law Enforcement Argues Against Marijuana Decriminalization, Legalization

Maryland Law Enforcement Argues Against Marijuana Decriminalization, Legalization

'How many people are going to get injured or killed ... because we can’t effectively deal with the increased presence of marijuana on our roadways?' —Lt. Tom Woodward of Maryland State P