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Baltimore Mayor Pugh resigns amid children’s book scandal

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned following weeks of investigations into a scandal around her self-published children’s books. In a statement read by her attorney Steven Silverman at a Thursday afternoon press conference, Pugh announced she was stepping down, effective immediately. “Dear citizens of Baltimore,…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 3, 2019

Maryland governor demands Baltimore mayor’s resignation

Federal prosecutors are seeking evidence from the University of Maryland Medical System as they investigate Baltimore’s embattled mayor. Spokesman Michael Schwartzberg said in an emailed statement that the medical system received a grand jury witness subpoena Thursday seeking documents and information related to Mayor Catherine…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 26, 2019

Leaders and lawmakers react to Md. delegate’s use of racial slur

WASHINGTON — The news that a Harford County delegate used a racial slur in describing a legislative district in Prince George’s County has shaken people who know Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, including the Chair of the Harford County NAACP Zilpha P. Smith. Smith said she’s…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Leaders and lawmakers react to Md. delegate’s use of racial slur

WASHINGTON — The news that a Harford County delegate used a racial slur in describing a legislative district in Prince George’s County has shaken people who know Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, including the Chair of the Harford County NAACP Zilpha P. Smith. Smith said she’s…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Baltimore to no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases

BALTIMORE (AP) — The state’s attorney in Baltimore will no longer prosecute any marijuana possession cases, regardless of the quantity of the drug or an individual’s prior criminal record, authorities announced Tuesday. Marilyn Mosby, the city’s top prosecutor, said pot possession cases have no public…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Gun buyback participant turns in firearm to get cash for ‘better weapon’

A woman in Baltimore is using the city’s gun buyback program, not to get firearms off the street but to upgrade to a better weapon. On Monday, the city’s Police Department paid gun owners anywhere from $25 to $500 for their unwanted firearms and magazines…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Baltimore sues Trump administration over immigration policy

The city of Baltimore is suing the Trump administration for its efforts to make it more difficult for immigrants who receive public benefits to gain legal status in the U.S. The Trump administration has moved to treat noncash benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid and…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Western Maryland counties join movement to secede from Democratic-run state

A group of Maryland residents frustrated with its state’s liberal government is joining a recent movement across the country of regions trying to secede. Western Maryland is made up of five counties whose residents largely vote Republican and feel under-represented at the state capitol, run…
By Veritas Updates | Monday, September 16, 2013

Maryland House Passes Gun Bill With Fingerprint Requirement

Maryland's House of Delegates approved a major gun control measure Wednesday to ban assault weapons, require people who buy handguns to provide their fingerprints and limit gun magazines to 10 bullets.
By brettafarley | Friday, April 5, 2013

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