Maryland is notorious for its misshapen, gerrymandered congressional districts, which some liken to blood spatters at a crime scene, or even a menacing dragon. Virginia's districts - both local and congressional - receive similar reviews. Residents in both states say they've had enough - they're taking the matter to the courts.
The Maryland General Assembly voted Wednesday to override three of the vetoes handed down by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, including provisions on voting rights for felons and decriminalizing marijuana paraphernalia.
As the South and East prepared for a nor'easter with the potential for significant snowfall by week's end, snow began to blanket much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday.
Even though it's illegal to leave a cat or dog unattended in a car in Maryland, only law enforcement and first responders have immunity from damages caused by breaking in to save an animal. That could soon change.
The perception that students are overwhelmed with the amount of standardized testing crosses the partisan divide, prompting the creation of a commission to look into how Maryland might walk the fine line.
Two recent drunken driving incidents in Montgomery County could soften opposition among Maryland lawmakers to stiffer penalties for DUI offenses. The issue is likely to come up in the General Assembly, which convenes Thursday in Annapolis.
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