WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, has announced the award of a $500,000 federal grant to improve the protection of coastal communities and ecosystems associated with bays and estuaries, including the Chesapeake Bay.

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday, Jan. 24, joined hundreds of law enforcement officers for the 24th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park, where he presented Special Olympian Nicholas Meade with the Jimmy Myrick Jr. Governor’s Courage Award.

GREENBELT (AP) — A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist plotted with other members of a white supremacist group to carry out “essentially a paramilitary strike” at a Virginia gun rights rally, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, held a public hearing on a bill that would permit a study of smart guns to determine whether location trackers and fingerprint scanners on firearms might help keep police officers safe in the field.

ANNAPOLIS — Members of the Delmarva Fisheries Association, Clean Chesapeake Coalition and the Department of Natural Resources focused on oyster restoration efforts at the second annual environmental and economic summit on Thursday, Jan. 16, in Annapolis.

ANNAPOLIS — The governor’s 2021 budget will prioritize fighting violent crime in Baltimore, provide “record levels” of education funding and finish paying for a major economic development project.

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan highlighted initiatives to fight violent crime in Baltimore, improve education statewide and protect the environment Tuesday in his budget plan for the next fiscal year.

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A new board that will investigate how to keep prescription drugs affordable in Maryland met for the first time Monday to discuss hiring staff members and finding an office.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A warm winter weekend in Baltimore was marred by violence, as more than a dozen people were shot and the city’s leadership continued to struggle against deadly gun crime.

Climate change protesters of Fridays for the Future Annapolis, a youth group seeking legislative action to mitigate the effects of global warming, protest outside the Maryland State House in Annapolis early Friday morning, Jan. 10. The protest comes two days after lawmakers returned to the c…

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, praised unanimous passage by the full Senate late Thursday, Jan. 9, of five proposals he authored or cosponsored that will benefit the Chesapeake Bay watershed and Maryland’s wildlife and…

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A first-of-its kind workplace climate survey in Maryland's legislature found a high level of awareness about policies regarding harassment and discrimination and how to report it, but less confidence in how complaints are resolved and whether they result in fair outcomes, th…

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Baltimore’s high violent crime rate received early attention in the state’s legislative session on Thursday, as Maryland’s former Senate president urged lawmakers to act “while Rome is burning.”

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan announced earlier this month that Maryland will once again participate in the Girls Go CyberStart initiative. This innovative cybersecurity training partnership with the SANS Institute inspires the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and identifies tal…