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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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  • Interior nominee Ryan Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands

    Interior nominee Ryan Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands

    President-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary says the nation's vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared remarks for his confirmation hearing...

  • Education pick Betsy DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

    Education pick Betsy DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

    Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family...

  • Nearly 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

    Nearly 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

    A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump's worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia. There are now nearly 40 House Democrats - 38, at last count - who have declared that...

  • Obama to grant hundreds more drug commutations

    Obama to grant hundreds more drug commutations

    Justice Department officials have completed their review of more than 16,000 clemency petitions filed by federal prisoners over the past two years and sent their last recommendations to President Barack Obama, who is set to grant hundreds more commutations to nonviolent drug offenders during his...

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  • Food Network's 'Ginormous Food' to showcase 'biggest and baddest' dishes in Baltimore

    Food Network's 'Ginormous Food' to showcase 'biggest and baddest' dishes in Baltimore

    "Ginormous Food," a new Food Network show dedicated to over-the-top eats, will visit three Baltimore-area restaurants in an episode that airs this week. The episode, dubbed "Baltimore's Biggest and Baddest," premieres Friday at 8 p.m., when host Josh Denny will sample the largest meals Jimmy's...

  • 'Wire' alum Sonja Sohn directs HBO documentary on Baltimore

    'Wire' alum Sonja Sohn directs HBO documentary on Baltimore

    Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray will be the subject of an HBO documentary directed by Sonja Sohn, the cable channel announced over the weekend on the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. Titled "For the Love of Baltimore," the film will debut sometime this...

  • Frontline drills deep on how we got from 'hope and change' to Trump

    Frontline drills deep on how we got from 'hope and change' to Trump

    The airwaves are flooded this week with retrospectives on President Obama's eight years in office and worried talk about where we are headed in the next four with Donald Trump. There is not enough time to view all of it -- even on demand. Even though I know four hours is a lot of time to spend...

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  • Trump's mystery health care plan

    Trump's mystery health care plan

    As Americans rallied across the country this weekend to support the Affordable Care Act against Republicans' efforts to repeal the law that has extended health insurance coverage to 20 million people, President-elect Donald Trump let slip some heartening news in an interview with the Washington...

  • 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....

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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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