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Past articles by Pamela:

Maryland lawmakers get first look at plan for full marijuana legalization

Maryland lawmakers on Monday began delving into the details of how to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, should voters support it on the ballot this fall. → Read More

Maryland Republican delegates ask state’s highest court to throw out new General Assembly district map

The new maps of Maryland's General Assembly districts are headed to court. → Read More

In State of the State speech, Maryland Gov. Hogan urges ‘we must all learn to live with the virus’

In his final State of the State speech on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reflected on his accomplishments and made a push for his proposals to cut taxes, boost funding for police and institute tougher penalties for certain crimes. → Read More

Maryland judge sets deadlines for legal challenges to new General Assembly districts

The legal clock is ticking for anyone who wants to challenge the new map of Maryland's General Assembly districts. → Read More

Baltimore businesses rally against bill proposing 10 p.m. closing time on The Block

Club owners and workers on The Block are speaking out against a proposed 10 p.m. closing time for establishments in Baltimore's downtown adult entertainment district. → Read More

New map of General Assembly districts starts moving toward approval in Maryland legislature

Maryland’s state senators and delegates are moving forward with a new map for their districts for the next election, picking one favored by Democratic leaders and rejecting a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. → Read More

Maryland to give out 20 million N95 and KN95 masks

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to sweep across Maryland, the state plans to hand out 20 million of the hard-to-find N95 and KN95 masks, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan renews bid for tax cuts for retirees, lowest-income earners and businesses

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing spending a chunk of Maryland’s budget surplus on a series of tax cuts for retirees, the state’s lowest earners and manufacturers that he hopes the Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly will agree to pass during the upcoming legislative session. → Read More

Poll: Marylanders give Biden modest support, more enthusiasm for Hogan

Nearly a year into his term, President Joe Biden enjoys modest approval in Maryland, according to a new poll. → Read More

Second legal challenge filed against Maryland congressional map

The advocacy group Fair Maps Maryland, which is aligned with Gov. Larry Hogan, filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the map is “filled with grotesque examples of extreme partisan gerrymandering” and violates the Maryland Constitution. → Read More

Veteran Baltimore County, Howard County lawmakers join list of those planning to retire in 2022

Two more veteran lawmakers are opting to retire rather than run for reelection in 2022: Sen. Delores Kelley of Baltimore County and Del. Shane Pendergrass of Howard County. → Read More

Dereck Davis, lawmaker from Prince George’s County, is picked to be next state treasurer

Maryland lawmakers selected one of their own, Del. Dereck Davis, to serve as the state's next treasurer. → Read More

Two more Maryland facilities move closer to offering in-person sports gambling

Two more facilities won a key approval to offer in-person gambling on sports in Maryland on Wednesday. → Read More

Maryland lawmakers strip governor’s power to block parole

Maryland's governors will no longer have the final say over whether inmates serving life sentences will be released on parole, following action by state lawmakers on Tuesday. → Read More

The bills to watch as Maryland lawmakers gear up to override dozens of Gov. Hogan’s vetoes

Lawmakers returning to Annapolis this week face a key task: whether to override dozens of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes on measures ranging from limiting immigration enforcement to setting tighter rules on state contracts. → Read More

Former Baltimore Judge Catherine ‘Katie’ O’Malley makes run for attorney general official

Former Baltimore Judge Catherine "Katie" O'Malley is making her run for attorney general official, with plans to launch her campaign on Thursday. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan’s office investigating fake governor’s citations

Someone has been counterfeiting governor's citations, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's office is trying to figure out who is doing it -- and why. → Read More

Maryland sports betting panel leaves 5 casinos still waiting for approval on in-person gambling

Maryland gamblers still must wait before being able to place bets on sporting events, as a state commission has delayed making a decision on the first applicants for sports betting licenses. → Read More

Poll: 9% of Maryland adults still won’t get coronavirus vaccine

Nine percent of Marylanders questioned in a new Goucher College Poll say they’ll refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine — a persistent obstacle as officials work to boost vaccination rates. → Read More

Poll: Support drops slightly for marijuana legalization in Maryland

A majority of Marylanders supports legalizing marijuana, but that support has slipped slightly, according to a new poll from Goucher College. → Read More