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  • Gubernatorial candidates jostle for 'most progressive' title at forum

    At a candidate forum in what has become one of Maryland's bluest regions, three of the candidates hoping to lead the state next year strove to show off their progressive credentials. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, Del. Jolene Ivey and Del. Heather...
  • Maryland files $157 million counterclaim against ACC, says conference tried to recruit Big Ten schools

    Maryland files $157 million counterclaim against ACC, says conference tried to recruit Big Ten schools
    As the University of Maryland’s athletic teams are winding down their membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the school is considerably ramping up legal efforts — and making new allegations — aimed at ending the 61-year partnership...
  • As session starts, Kittleman can continue raising funds

    As session starts, Kittleman can continue raising funds
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman ruffled some feathers last month with his decision to continue fundraising during the General Assembly's 90-day session, which began on Wednesday. Maryland's election law mandates a moratorium on campaign fundraising by...
  • Fracking protest kicks off Assembly

    Fracking protest kicks off Assembly
    Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called. Waving signs and chanting...
  • Scammers target commercial property owners, attorney general says

    Scammers target commercial property owners, attorney general says
    Scammers targeting commercial property owners are claiming the businesses need to immediately pay a several-hundred-dollar charge to their electric utility, Maryland's attorney general warned Thursday. The scam is a variant of one aimed at residents. In...
  • Elections board, Brown-Ulman reply to suit

    Elections board, Brown-Ulman reply to suit
    The State Board of Elections and both members of the Brown-Ulman ticket for governor have filed motions urging the Anne Arundel Circuit Court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by supporters of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's rival candidacy seeking to...
  • Red Maryland year in review: October

         The Federal Government shuts down, dominating local politics and media coverage, often focusing on people instead of policy.      The Obamacare exchange website rollout in Maryland worked pretty much like everybody expected it would.     ...
  • GOP's Douglas decides not to run for attorney general

    GOP's Douglas decides not to run for attorney general
    Republican hopes of fielding a candidate for attorney general this year were set back Friday when College Park lawyer Richard J. Douglas told supporters he has decided not to run. Douglas, 57, had said last month that he was considering entering the...
  • Gansler says Maryland to recognize Utah same-sex marriages

    Gansler says Maryland to recognize Utah same-sex marriages
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Friday that same-sex marriages performed in Utah -- but thrown into question there amid a court battle -- will be recognized in Maryland. "It is an affront to the idea of basic human rights that the battle for...
  • New debate rises over Maryland gun law

    New debate rises over Maryland gun law
    More than 200 guns were sold to people legally barred from owning them as a surge in firearms sales last year overwhelmed Maryland's background check system, according to state police. One gun was sold to a man later accused of using it in a...
  • O'Malley continues defense of health exchange

    O'Malley continues defense of health exchange
    Gov. Martin O'Malley took his defense of Maryland's struggling health exchange onto national television Sunday after CNN host Candy Crowley described its rollout as "disastrous by most accounts." O'Malley's defense came as Rep. John Delaney of the...
  • Health exchange to offer retroactive coverage

    Health exchange to offer retroactive coverage
    Consumers stuck in limbo, unable to access the state's glitch-prone online health exchange, will be allowed to get coverage through the plans they want under an agreement that state officials worked out with insurance companies. Gov. Martin O'Malley...