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  • Early voting ends today

    Early voting ends today
    The primary campaign for governor officially ends next week, but today is the last day voters can skip lines at the polls and cast a ballot early. More than 60 voting centers across the state will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today.   So far,...
  • Brown steers careful course in bid for governor

    Brown steers careful course in bid for governor
    Last in a series of profiles of gubernatorial candidates. As Anthony G. Brown runs for governor, he often appears to be walking a political tightrope. If the lieutenant governor tips too far in the direction of independence, he risks looking...
  • Dumbed down debates turn voters off [Letter]

    Dumbed down debates turn voters off [Letter]
    Commentators Richard Vatz and Lee S. Weinberg argue that political debates improve when they feature sound-bite answers (90 seconds maximum) and neutral moderators who don't point out when candidates make factually inaccurate statements ("A better debate,...
  • Candidates vie for Watson's District 1 seat

    Candidates vie for Watson's District 1 seat
    While most of Howard's state legislative races this primary season are packed with candidates vying for a chance to head to Annapolis, the county's council races have been relatively uneventful; with one notable exception. In District 1, there are...
  • Looking Out: Maryland youth HIV prevention summit scheduled

    Looking Out: Maryland youth HIV prevention summit scheduled
    At the end of 2012, there were 29,477 people in Maryland diagnosed and living with HIV or AIDS. Of those, 1,424 -- or just shy of 5 percent -- were between the ages of 13 and 24, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In an...
  • Top-raising candidates in District 12 drew from businesses, PACs

    Top-raising candidates in District 12 drew from businesses, PACs
    With all three of their delegates retiring, residents of District 12 – which stretches from Columbia to Catonsville, Arbutus and Halethorpe in southwest Baltimore County – will choose three newcomers to the State House in the November...
  • U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]

    U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]
    The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
  • A student's endorsement of Anthony Brown [Letter]

    A student's endorsement of Anthony Brown [Letter]
    As a recent high school graduate preparing to cast his first vote, I have been pondering whom I will support in this year's gubernatorial election. The governor is the state's highest ranking official and has a broad range of powers. Based on the powers...
  • In Howard's newest district, choices on both sides as primary approaches

    In Howard's newest district, choices on both sides as primary approaches
    Howard County's newest district is also one of its more interesting state-level races. District 9B, formerly located in Carroll County, was redrawn in 2012 and now almost exclusively represents Ellicott City voters. The district was carved mostly...
  • Delaney airs ad to tout infrastructure bill

    Delaney airs ad to tout infrastructure bill
    WASHINGTON -- He won't face a challenge in next week's primary election, but Rep. John Delaney nevertheless began running television advertisements on Wednesday. The Potomac Democrat is buying airtime to highlight what has been his signature legislative...
  • Howard County Times' picks for county council races in the primary election [Endorsements]

    Howard County Times' picks for county council races in the primary election [Endorsements]
    Three of the five Howard County Council races will have no contest in the primary. In fact, two incumbents, Jen Terrasa of District 3 and Mary Kay Sigaty of District 4, have no opponent even in the general election. One incumbent who faces no primary...
  • Howard County Times' picks for the governor's race in the primary election [Endorsements]

    Howard County Times' picks for the governor's race in the primary election [Endorsements]
    While the field of candidates in many state and local races is thin, there is no shortage of people running to replace Gov. Martin O'Malley, who isn't eligible to run for re-election. Six Democrats and four Republicans are angling for the state chief...