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Maryland Isn't Doing Enough To Address Police Accountability, Say Some Lawmakers

The death of Freddie Gray after he suffered a fatal injury while in the custody of Baltimore police has led to the suspension of six officers, but the Maryland General Assembly ignored the majority of so-called "police accountability" bills during its yearly session.
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Unclaimed Maryland Slot Machine Money Not Handled Properly, Audit Says

About $350,000 that should have gone to the state did not, says a report from Department of Legislative Services.

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Baltimore Police Investigate Death Of Freddie Gray In Police Custody

A Baltimore man died after his spine was nearly severed while in police custody. Police are investigating, but there is currently no word into what caused the injury.

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Slate Of Criminal Justice Reforms In Maryland Await Gov. Hogan's Signature

Maryland lawmakers passed a handful of bills this week aimed at getting non-violent criminals out of prisons and back in the workforce.

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New Measure Aims To Train Cops On Policing People With Disabilities

The measure is in response to the death of Ethan Saylor, a man with Down Syndrome who died at the hands of Frederick County sheriff's deputies two years ago.
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How The D.C. Region Became Among The Most Uber-Friendly In The U.S.

With regulation for ride-hailing apps passed in D.C., Virginia and now Maryland, the National Capital region is among the most favorable in the country for the likes of Uber. But why here and not elsewhere?

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Montgomery County's Jamie Raskin To Run For Congressional Seat

Openings at the top of the Democratic political ladder in Maryland are filtering down, clearing the way for Montgomery County state senator Jamie Raskin to make a bid for Congress.

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Marijuana Law In Maryland Gets Fleshed Out In General Assembly

During their session this year in Annapolis, lawmakers had to fill in several gaps in its marijuana decriminalization law.
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Maryland Startup Gobbles Greenhouse Gases With Algae

A local start-up is aiming to curb greenhouse gas emissions by capturing them and turning them into algae, which they can then turn around and sell for a tidy profit.

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Baltimore's Loring Cornish Turns The Detritus Of Everyday Life Into Art

One man's trash is another man's art.

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