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  • Primary voter turnout in Harford below 25 percent; a few races remain close

    Primary voter turnout in Harford below 25 percent; a few races remain close
    Harford County joined the rest of the state in having one of the most dismal voter turnouts in recent memory, with fewer than a quarter of the area's registered voters making it to the polls for Tuesday's primary election. Harford's election board...
  • Craig unfazed by loss in 'most contested' GOP governor's race

    Craig unfazed by loss in 'most contested' GOP governor's race
    After nine years as Harford County's top elected official, David Craig's bid for an even higher office has come to an end. The 65-year-old Craig, who is finishing up his final term as county executive, lost the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday...
  • The Sun's endorsements [Editorial]

    The Sun's endorsements [Editorial]
    The following is a summary of The Sun's endorsements in a variety of contested races for state and local office in the Baltimore area. For more information on the candidates in these and other races, please see The Sun's 2014 primary election Voter Guide....
  • Candidates make final push for votes in Tuesday's primary election

    Candidates make final push for votes in Tuesday's primary election
    Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to resolve one of the costliest primary fights in Maryland history and nominate scores more politicians for November's general election. With experts forecasting low turnout, candidates were out in force trying...
  • Defying Maryland's age of 'constitutional senility,' a judge returns

    Defying Maryland's age of 'constitutional senility,' a judge returns
    People of a certain age will appreciate this: Charles G. "Chuck" Bernstein, who loved being a Baltimore circuit judge so much that he made a federal case out of his mandatory retirement at 70, appears to have been elected a judge again. If the tally...
  • Democrats decry term in story on O'Malley's outreach to Hispanics

    Democrats decry term in story on O'Malley's outreach to Hispanics
    WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee is pushing back on a comment made by a Republican spokeswoman that accused Gov. Martin O'Malley of "Hispandering" to Latino voters, calling the term "silly and offensive." The term appeared in a BuzzFeed...
  • Baltimore police consider using nonlethal tranquilizers in animal cases

    Baltimore police consider using nonlethal tranquilizers in animal cases
    Baltimore police are considering switching to nonlethal tranquilizer darts to control dangerous animals as they face scrutiny for the killing of two animals this month. In a reassessment that began several months ago, police have been considering more...
  • Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]

    Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]
    Fortunately for Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley has had the foresight to transition our state toward renewable energy sources for power generation. As a result of the passage of the Off-Shore Wind Bill and the veto of House Bill 1168, an anti-on-land...
  • Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests

    Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests
    How many votes does it take to win a primary for governor in Maryland? Considering this is a state of nearly 6 million people, not many. If turnout Tuesday is on par with the last gubernatorial primary four years ago, 180,000 votes could theoretically...
  • Who deserves the 'terrorist' label? [Letter]

    Who deserves the 'terrorist' label? [Letter]
    Your article on the alleged kidnapping of three Israeli teens by Hamas points up the need for a better definition of the label "terrorist" ("Israeli leader accuses terrorists of kidnapping 3 teens," June 15). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls

    Campaigns pull out stops to get voters to polls
    Maryland's Democratic and Republican contenders for governor are sparing no effort to pull every last supporter to the polls Tuesday in a primary for which many voters aren't ready. Likely voters can expect a barrage of phone calls and a flood of...
  • Republicans getting down to business

    Republicans getting down to business
    I was a little startled by something I saw Monday morning on Interstate 70, about halfway between Hagerstown and Frederick. As I approached the Appalachian Trail footbridge that passes over the highway, I looked up and saw what appeared to be a...