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  • Annapolis mayor renews request for higher state reimbursements

    Annapolis mayor renews request for higher state reimbursements

    Being a state capital comes with extra costs, large and small. In recent years, Annapolis has budgeted $500 here for flags to fly in State Circle and $480,000 there for hazmat teams that can respond to emergencies. Mayor Michael Pantelides is renewing a request for state government to shoulder...

  • Brochin proposes ban on developer contributions in Baltimore County

    Brochin proposes ban on developer contributions in Baltimore County

    A state senator who is considering a run for Baltimore County executive wants to prevent developers from giving campaign donations to county candidates. Sen. Jim Brochin, a Democrat from Towson, plans to introduce legislation in the General Assembly as a way to end what he calls "pay-to-play" developer...

  • Maryland Senate honors children killed in Baltimore house fire

    Maryland Senate honors children killed in Baltimore house fire

    The tragic Baltimore house fire that claimed the lives of six children is reverberating in Annapolis, where the General Assembly is in session. Many Baltimore-area state lawmakers know the children's mother, Katie Malone, who is special assistant to U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Malone was hospitalized...

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  • Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

    Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

    His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony. The tough-talking Republican questioned whether the CIA director himself was "the leaker of fake...

  • Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

    Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question. Officials estimate that 800,000 to 900,000 people will be present Friday...

  • Trump vows 'insurance for everybody,' but declines to reveal specifics

    Trump vows 'insurance for everybody,' but declines to reveal specifics

    President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Barack Obama's signature health care law with the goal of "insurance for everybody," while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices...

  • Reince Priebus: News conferences could be moved from White House

    Reince Priebus: News conferences could be moved from White House

    Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that news conferences traditionally held in the White House briefing room could be moved to a larger space, not in the White House, to allow for "more press, more coverage from all over the country." Priebus spoke on ABC's "This Week"...

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  • Maryland joins settlement with Moody's over alleged improper ratings

    Maryland joins settlement with Moody's over alleged improper ratings

    Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh's office announced Friday that Maryland will receive $12 million of an $863 million settlement with Moody's over allegations the ratings company misled consumers and investors about its independence. The state was among 21 states, Washington, D.C., and the...

  • Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    When John Draper heads out to seed his fields this spring, he'll rotate where the corn and soybeans grow. Plant the crops in exactly the same spot too many years in a row, and he'd end up with weeds that aren't bothered one bit by the herbicides he sprays on his 300 acres in Queen Anne's County....

  • Abell Foundation and Paice settle patent case with Volkswagen

    Abell Foundation and Paice settle patent case with Volkswagen

    A Baltimore-based inventor of hybrid engine technology and the Abell Foundation, which invested in the company, have settled a patent infringement case against Volkswagen AG, which also owns Audi and Porsche. Paice LLC and Abell filed a complaint against the automakers in April with the U.S. International...

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  • 'Homeland' Season 6 premiere recap: 'Fair Game'

    'Homeland' Season 6 premiere recap: 'Fair Game'

    When last we saw Carrie Mathison and Peter Quinn, Carrie was barring the door to Quinn's hospital room and disconnecting him from a heart monitor, while preparing to smother him with a pillow. Naturally, then, we open Season 6 of "Homeland" with Carrie paying a visit to a VA hospital and rehab...

  • Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Baltimore-area arts groups are planning activities for this week ranging from literary readings to a dance party that could be interpreted as thinly veiled protests against the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. None of the organizers are saying explicitly that events named "Nasty Women...

  • BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

    BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

    Amid all the confusion, rancor and even bias in the coverage of Donald Trump the past 19 months, finally there appears to be some good news about the state of the press today. It looks like there is at least one legacy value most mainstream news organizations won't abandon in reporting on the president-elect:...

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  • Iowa basketball's best player hurting ahead of game vs. No. 25 Maryland

    Iowa basketball's best player hurting ahead of game vs. No. 25 Maryland

    Senior guard Peter Jok either leads or ranks second on the Iowa men's basketball team in points (21.9), rebounds (6.2), assists (2.4) and steals (1.1) per game. On Sunday, he wasn't completely healthy. In a probably-not-coincidental development, the Hawkeyes suffered their worst loss of the season....

  • Baltimore's Arena Football League team announces first player signings

    Baltimore's Arena Football League team announces first player signings

    Baltimore's new Arena Football League team announced Monday that it has signed its first players, including a member of the 2012 New England Patriots Super Bowl championship team and two Maryland natives. Defensive back Alfonzo Dennard, who was a seventh-round draft pick in 2012 for the Patriots,...

  • Maryland's Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) named espnW's National Player of the Week

    Maryland's Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) named espnW's National Player of the Week

    Maryland senior center Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) was named the National Player of the Week by espnW on Monday after she turned in a career-best performance and helped lead the No. 3 Terps to two Big Ten Conference wins. Jones averaged 33.5 points and 12 rebounds in victories over Penn State and...

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  • Desegregating Baltimore

    Desegregating Baltimore

    Fifty-one years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. turned his attention from the blatant segregation of the South toward the more subtle but equally real and insidious segregation of the North. That year, he moved his family to a slum apartment in Chicago as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement,...

  • Liquor and corruption

    Liquor and corruption

    The recent arrest of two officials involved in an alleged pay-to-play scheme at the Prince George's County liquor board is being treated by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who has worked hard to improve the county's reputation for good government, as something bordering on a personal embarrassment....

  • Checking and balancing a President Trump

    Checking and balancing a President Trump

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that...

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  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

  • NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    A group of five National Security Agency contractors falsified their time sheets to claim they had worked almost 200 days that agency investigators concluded they in fact had not, according to the agency's inspector general. The incident was one of more than 100 in which the NSA's internal watchdog...

  • Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    The $62 million incentive package Gov. Larry Hogan and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett promised Marriott for building a new headquarters in Bethesda was tailor-made for the firm, down to the definition of who counts as an employee. The mix of forgivable loans, tax credits and grants from...

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