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Gansler launches gubernatorial run with call to legalize marijuana

Plus: Woman says thieves broke into car, took keys, broke into house; Maryland representatives seek transportation earmarks

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Gansler launches gubernatorial run with call to legalize marijuana

Former state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched a second bid for governor on Tuesday with a call to legalize and tax marijuana.

Gansler, who served eight years as Montgomery County state’s attorney, lost the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary to then-Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. [Maryland Matters]

Woman says thieves broke into car, took keys, broke into house

A mother and her two teenage children say thieves stole their car, then went to their house and stole jewelry Saturday in Montgomery County.

The mother, who does not want to be identified, said the trouble began when she and her daughter parked their car at the Westfield Montgomery garage around 5 p.m. [NBC 4]

Maryland representatives seek transportation earmarks

U.S. House lawmakers who want funding for transportation projects in the annual appropriations bill or the five-year surface transportation authorization were required to submit requests by the end of last month.

Three lawmakers requested funding for the Bethesda Metro south entrance. Reps. Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone each requested $20 million for the project. [Maryland Matters]

Montgomery County to host Juneteenth Celebration

Montgomery County announced that it’s holding its 24th Juneteenth Celebration at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The event commemorates the 156th anniversary of the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its enslaved persons. [Montgomery Community Media]

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