(The Washington Post)
(The Washington Post)
If signed by Gov. Ralph Northam (D), the bill will allow judges to set sentences for people who have jury trials.

Coronavirus surge closes schools on Eastern Shore

Dorchester County is the first Maryland school system to retreat on in-person learning.

PM Update: Saturday cold front caps unusual streak of late October warmth, then it’s a chilly Sunday

Today was our fifth day in a row of 70 or better. Tomorrow should be another.
A study of Maryland’s Prince George’s County and six other large jurisdictions shows the pattern continues, even though enforcement of such lower-level crimes has decreased.
Plastic rain flaps over the slots of ballot drop boxes have confused some voters.
At-large council race exposes clashing agendas and divisions over which Washingtonians will benefit.
Officials in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties said health metrics don’t warrant a move to Phase 3.
Three of the 11 races are considered competitive. Otherwise, incumbents are heavily favored.

Images in the exhibition, hung on fences and lamp posts downtown, can be accessed by anyone with a printer.
More than 300 jury trials are delayed indefinitely in the District because of the pandemic.
Two-thirds of voters approve of the governor’s handling of the pandemic.
Police said the crash happened in Berwyn Heights on Wednesday night.
Morning fog is around the next two mornings before humid air exits the region for a bit.
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The school district and teachers union have so far failed to agree on how to safely bring teachers and students into buildings.
Community leaders, researchers and police officers came together to discuss how to improve local law enforcement.
The transit agency also told its board it will draft communication protocol to keep passengers informed during emergencies.
The incident happened around 1 a.m. Thursday, police said.
The fatal shootings occurred July 7 in the Marshall Heights neighborhood.
Two-hour waits at some Fairfax County voting sites likely affect working-class voters more, voter advocates say.
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PM Update: Saturday cold front caps unusual streak of late October warmth, then it’s a chilly Sunday

Today was our fifth day in a row of 70 or better. Tomorrow should be another.