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Baltimore's Busy Port Fully Reopens After Bridge Collapse, and a Return to Normal Is Expected

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities anticipate commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore will soon return to normal levels after... Read More

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities anticipate commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore will soon return to normal levels after the channel fully reopened this week for the first time since the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. “They are back... Read More

2024-06-10 21:49:27
by Dan McCue
Feds, Maryland Sign MOU on Offshore Wind Development

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the state... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the state of Maryland to support the coordinated development of offshore wind energy generation. Under the terms of the agreement, which was... Read More

Tornado Hits Michigan Without Warning, Killing Toddler, While Twister in Maryland Injures Five

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A toddler was killed and his mother was injured when a tornado struck suburban Detroit without... Read More

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A toddler was killed and his mother was injured when a tornado struck suburban Detroit without warning, while five people were injured when a tornado in Maryland collapsed structures and trapped people inside. Officials in Livonia,... Read More

From Hogan to a Trumpier Senate: Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday... Read More

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday in critical races that could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill next year. Here are some takeaways from... Read More

Primaries in Maryland and West Virginia Will Shape the Battle This Fall for a Senate Majority

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Voters across Maryland and West Virginia will decide key primary elections Tuesday with big implications in the fight for the... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Voters across Maryland and West Virginia will decide key primary elections Tuesday with big implications in the fight for the Senate majority this fall. At the same time, Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican rival Donald Trump hope to project... Read More

One Man Was a Capitol Police Officer. The Other Rioted on Jan. 6. They're Both Running for Congress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Derrick Evans, being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol wasn’t enough. The former West... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Derrick Evans, being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol wasn’t enough. The former West Virginia lawmaker wants to make his path to the halls of Congress permanent. On the other side of the metal... Read More

2024-04-05 15:08:57
by Dan McCue
President Biden to Travel to Site of Baltimore Bridge Collapse

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit the site of the Baltimore bridge that collapsed after it was rammed by... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit the site of the Baltimore bridge that collapsed after it was rammed by a fully loaded cargo ship and is expected to reaffirm his commitment to rebuild the structure and reopen the Port... Read More

Maryland Lawmakers Debate Tax and Fee Package

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A push in Maryland's legislature for hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and fees has... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A push in Maryland's legislature for hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and fees has some Democrats concerned that the package may bolster former Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign for U.S. Senate and cost their... Read More

Cargo Ship Hits Baltimore's Key Bridge, Bringing It Down

BALTIMORE (AP) — A container ship rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, causing it to snap and... Read More

BALTIMORE (AP) — A container ship rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, causing it to snap and plunge into the river below. Several vehicles fell into the chilly waters, and rescuers searched for survivors. It was also... Read More

2024-03-12 15:45:23
by Dan McCue
Charging Company Opens Global Headquarters in Maryland

BOWIE, Md. — Blink Charging Co., one of the nation’s fast-growing makers of electric vehicle charging devices, celebrated the grand... Read More

BOWIE, Md. — Blink Charging Co., one of the nation’s fast-growing makers of electric vehicle charging devices, celebrated the grand opening Monday of its 15,000 square-foot global headquarters in Bowie, Maryland. The site, along with a new, 30,000 square-foot LEED... Read More

2024-02-09 19:26:54
by Dan McCue
Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Running for US Senate

WASHINGTON — Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a popular moderate Republican who last year considered a run for the party’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a popular moderate Republican who last year considered a run for the party’s 2024 presidential nomination, is running for U.S. Senate instead. In what amounted to a surprise announcement Friday, just hours before... Read More

2023-11-28 18:28:33
by Dan McCue
Maryland Expands Access to Contraceptive Care

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The state of Maryland has entered into a four-year partnership with a Boston, Massachusetts-based nonprofit to eliminate... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The state of Maryland has entered into a four-year partnership with a Boston, Massachusetts-based nonprofit to eliminate barriers to contraceptive care. In an announcement on Tuesday, Gov. Wes Moore said the cooperative agreements between the Maryland Department... Read More

2023-11-21 20:54:46
by Dan McCue
4th Circuit Tosses Maryland’s Handgun Licensing Requirement

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Maryland’s preliminary handgun-licensure requirement is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Maryland’s preliminary handgun-licensure requirement is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. In its ruling, a divided 4th Circuit held that the requirement unlawfully restricts the ability of law-abiding adults to possess... Read More

2023-10-16 20:01:24
by Dan McCue
North Carolina Joins Mid-Atlantic Effort to Assess Offshore Wind Opportunities

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has joined a regional effort undertaken by its fellow mid-Atlantic states to assess the region’s... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has joined a regional effort undertaken by its fellow mid-Atlantic states to assess the region’s existing offshore wind capabilities and identify supply change investments to most effectively leverage the resources. The initiative, called the “SMART-POWER... Read More

2023-09-29 19:25:18
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland Law Against Sexual Abuse Threatens Trouble for Catholic Church

A Maryland law that waives the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse takes effect next week, creating potential legal... Read More

A Maryland law that waives the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse takes effect next week, creating potential legal liabilities for the Catholic Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore. For the Washington archdiocese — which includes the Maryland suburbs —... Read More

2023-08-15 21:06:39
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Court Affirms School Board in Preparing Gender Support Plans

RICHMOND, Va. — A ruling by a federal appeals court Monday means Maryland schools can develop support plans for transgender... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — A ruling by a federal appeals court Monday means Maryland schools can develop support plans for transgender or gender-nonconforming students without the consent of their parents. The 4th Circuit said the children — not the parents —... Read More

2023-06-22 22:13:43
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland Supreme Court Limits Evidence of Ballistics Tests in Trials

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s Supreme Court ruled this week that expert witnesses on ballistics tests linking a bullet to a... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s Supreme Court ruled this week that expert witnesses on ballistics tests linking a bullet to a single gun must be more restricted in the testimony they offer in criminal trials. The ruling is expected to have... Read More

2023-05-18 21:16:21
by Tom Ramstack
NRA Sues Maryland’s Governor Over Gun Restriction Laws

BALTIMORE — The National Rifle Association sued Maryland's governor this week to block new gun control laws that place tight... Read More

BALTIMORE — The National Rifle Association sued Maryland's governor this week to block new gun control laws that place tight restrictions on where guns can be carried.  The laws ban guns from being carried anywhere close to schools, hospitals and... Read More

2023-05-01 20:49:50
by Dan McCue
Cardin, Winner of 36 Elections, to Pass on 2024 Contest

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland’s senior U.S. senator, a Democrat and winner of 36 elections, including primaries and general... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland’s senior U.S. senator, a Democrat and winner of 36 elections, including primaries and general election contests, announced Monday he will not seek reelection next year. Cardin’s decision will bring to an end an astonishing... Read More

2023-04-04 20:50:01
by Tom Ramstack
Aide to Former Maryland Gov. Killed After Fleeing Arrest for Fraud

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A former aide to Maryland’s governor was shot and killed Monday evening as FBI agents tried to... Read More

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A former aide to Maryland’s governor was shot and killed Monday evening as FBI agents tried to arrest him while he fled fraud charges. Roy McGrath was confronted by law enforcement agents after he escaped to the... Read More

2023-02-15 21:40:41
by Dan McCue
Virginia Steps Up Bid to Be New FBI Headquarters Location

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Virginia’s elected officials stepped up their campaign to have the state become home to the new FBI... Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Virginia’s elected officials stepped up their campaign to have the state become home to the new FBI headquarters on Wednesday. At an early morning press conference, a bipartisan group that included Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Democratic Sens.... Read More

2023-02-09 22:55:30
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland Lawmakers Set to Vote on Expanding Remote Court Viewing

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A bill pending in the Maryland General Assembly to broaden public access to remote viewing... Read More

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A bill pending in the Maryland General Assembly to broaden public access to remote viewing of criminal court proceedings is gaining notoriety with support from singer-songwriter Fiona Apple. Apple has joined with the nonprofit group... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:08
by TWN Staff
Maryland Governor: Wes Moore (D)

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one... Read More

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations, has devoted his life’s work to a basic principle: No matter your start in... Read More

2022-09-23 21:12:21
by Dan McCue
Judge Rules Maryland Can Start Counting Mail-In Ballots Oct. 1

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Board of Elections officials across the state of Maryland can begin counting mail-in ballots for the November... Read More

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Board of Elections officials across the state of Maryland can begin counting mail-in ballots for the November election on Oct. 1, a state circuit court judge ruled on Friday. The Maryland State Board of Elections had filed... Read More

Biden Kicks Off Midterm Rally in Safely Democratic Maryland

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to turn months of legislative accomplishments into political energy, President Joe Biden will hold a kickoff rally Thursday... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to turn months of legislative accomplishments into political energy, President Joe Biden will hold a kickoff rally Thursday to boost Democrats’ fortunes 75 days out from the midterm elections. The event, in the safely Democratic Washington suburb of Rockville,... Read More

2022-08-05 15:08:13
by Dan McCue
Maryland Receives $22.9M Grant to Expand Offshore Wind Workforce

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Labor has received a $22.9 million Good Jobs Challenge grant from the federal... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Labor has received a $22.9 million Good Jobs Challenge grant from the federal government to help it implement a new apprenticeship model to support the region’s growing offshore wind industry. The Maryland project... Read More

2022-04-05 13:38:21
by Dan McCue
Maryland Gets New Congressional District Map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan put an end to more than six months of political and legal wrangling... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan put an end to more than six months of political and legal wrangling Monday by giving his approval to a new Congressional district map drafted by General Assembly Democrats. Hogan said at a... Read More

2022-03-31 00:04:21
by Dan McCue
Maryland Democrats Approve New Congressional Map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday night approved a new congressional district just five days after... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday night approved a new congressional district just five days after a state court judge ruled their previous attempt at a map violated the voting rights of Republicans. The redrawn map... Read More

2022-03-25 21:07:09
by Dan McCue
Maryland Judge Throws Out Congressional District Map

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A Maryland Circuit Court judge on Friday struck down the state’s new congressional district map,... Read More

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A Maryland Circuit Court judge on Friday struck down the state’s new congressional district map, calling it an “extreme gerrymander” that blatantly ignored requirements that voting districts be compact and respect communities of interest and... Read More

2022-02-22 21:49:09
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland House Speaker Proposes Putting Abortion Rights in Constitution

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s speaker of the House is trying to turn abortion rights into a state constitutional amendment. If the... Read More

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s speaker of the House is trying to turn abortion rights into a state constitutional amendment. If the proposal from Adrienne A. Jones wins quick general assembly approval, Maryland would become the first state to make abortion a... Read More

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