Maryland

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Maryland And Virginia Go To The Courts Over Voting Districts

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.

WAMU 88.5

Overriding Hogan's Vetoes An Early Focus For Maryland General Assembly

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.
WAMU 88.5

As D.C. Braces, Kentucky And Tennessee Feeling Effects Of Winter Weather

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.

WAMU 88.5

Just Who Can Save A Pet From A Hot Car? Maryland Bill Expands Power To Everyone

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.

WAMU 88.5

To Reverse Ridership Declines, Metro Pins Hopes On Development Around Stations

Problems with reliability have helped drive commuters away from using Metro, but the transit agency now hopes that more development around stations will help reverse declines in ridership.
WAMU 88.5

Maryland Bill On Felons' Voting Rights Still Appears Short Of Votes To Override Veto

The legislation, passed last year by the General Assembly and then blocked by Gov. Larry Hogan, would allow about 40,000 more people to vote in Maryland, advocates say.

WAMU 88.5

Should Standardized Testing Be Capped? Maryland Exploring Options

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.

WAMU 88.5

For Metro Riders, 2016 Feels A Lot Like 2015

Broken train doors, jammed brakes, cracked rails and malfunctioning signals — so far this year has felt a lot like last year.

WAMU 88.5

Creation Of New Metro Safety Group Pushed Back To 2017

The federal government’s temporary role of directly watching over Metro will extend into next year. Transportation departments in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. missed their deadline.

WAMU 88.5

Recent Deaths Renew Calls For Tougher DUI Laws In Maryland

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.

Pages