State Roundup, October 30, 2017

OFFICIALS QUESTION DANCE TRIPS: Doug Donovan and Liz Bowie of the Sun writes that elected officials in Baltimore County are asking why the school board failed to scrutinize the extensive out-of-state travel by former superintendent Dallas Dance. The Baltimore Sun reported last week that Dance was traveling outside the school district during more than a third of all school days in 2016, mostly to speak at or attend conferences that focused primarily on education technology products and policies.

BILL CLINTON TO VISIT BALTIMORE: After he speaks at an opioid summit at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today, former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to attend an event at the Sollers Point Library in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County Public Library officials, Jim Joyner and Pamela Wood write in the Sun.

SUIT AGAINST BLM, MCKESSON: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders — including Baltimore’s DeRay Mckesson — of inciting violence that led to a gunman’s deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Louisiana last year, the AP is reporting. And in a separate matter, another judge ruled that Mckesson and others may receive awards up to $1,000 in cash in a class-action settlement claiming police violated protesters’ civil rights in arresting them after the deadly shootings.

RX POT SHOP TO OPEN: Owners of Peake ReLeaf have found a place to set up a medical marijuana dispensary in Rockville, Bethany Rodgers reports for Bethesda Beat. Warren Lemley, Peake ReLeaf’s president, said the company is leasing space alongside a pizzeria and craft beer and wine store in a shopping center.