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Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office

Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office

Democrat cites efficiency in plan to eliminate investigator dedicated to prosecuting public corruption.

Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

'Death with Dignity' law part of gubernatorial hopeful's policy proposals for seniors.

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Manning sentence approved by Washington military district commander

— The commander of the Army Military District of Washington has approved the findings of the court-martial last year of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning.

City has plan to overhaul grants management

To better account for hundreds of millions of grant dollars, Baltimore finance officials have a plan to overhaul city policies, train staff and keep records in a centralized database.

Dan Rodricks: 10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats

Now, the real fun starts. It's a mad, mad dash to the June 24 gubernatorial primary as the many undecided, unimpressed Democrats try to answer a what's-worse question that goes like this:

Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform

Expanding Maryland's fledgling law on medical marijuana proved to be one of the key issues of the just-completed General Assembly session, and an Annapolis mother proved to be a key player in the reform bill that passed the House and Senate.

State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions

Decision follows landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through the screening.

Obama to honor Navy football

President Obama will honor Navy football next Friday to present the team with the Commander in Chief's trophy, the White House said Friday. 

Columbia Democratic Club announces endorsements for June primary

After a marathon voting session that lasted into the early morning hours Thursday, the Columbia Democratic Club has made its endorsements for this June's Democratic primary elections. 

Gansler launches first negative ad on radio

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Thursday launched the first critical broadcast ad of the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nomination contest, taking the O'Malley-Brown...

After claiming he was assaulted by 'a black man,' aide to Harford legislator James, brother charged in Annapolis fight

Police say a legislative aide to Harford Del. Mary-Dulany James told them he had been assaulted by "a black man" following a fight earlier this week between the aide and his brother inside James' Annapolis office.

Looking Out: Same-sex marriage is on the march again

That pesky question of whether marriage is a fundamental right under the Constitution? It's back.

Felons, fugitives bought guns amid backlog

State police clear mountain of overdue background checks for gun buyers.

Brown focuses on adoption in 4th TV ad

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor released its fourth television ad Wednesday, continuing its media strategy of remaining relentlessly positive and building his personal appeal.

Dan Rodricks: Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly

I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of millionaires, marijuana "decriminalization" that is...

Tax breaks for 'House of Cards' fall short

The breakdown in Annapolis over boosting incentives for films and television series shot in Maryland has left the state without enough money to give Netflix's "House of Cards" what it was seeking to produce its next season here, officials acknowledged Tuesday.

Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers

A divided Carroll County board of commissioners voted Tuesday to no longer invoke Jesus Christ in prayers before government sessions, a measure one commissioner said “binds me to an act of disobedience against my Christian faith.”

Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debate

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declined to fund a proposed East Baltimore job-training program backed by an influential community group, sparking a war of words over whether City Hall is doing enough to help the unemployed.

O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland.

Gansler calls for special probe of health exchange

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler stepped up his barrage of attack's on the O'Malley administration handling of the development of the state's health insurance exchange, calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the web site's failed launch.

Housing measures pass General Assembly

State lawmakers approved a bill Monday that bars the state from using eminent domain to seize mortgages or deeds of trust for a two-year period.

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