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  • Newly rebuilt I-95 travel plaza set to open

    Newly rebuilt I-95 travel plaza set to open
    A favorite rest stop for millions of travelers along Interstate 95 in Maryland will reopen its doors to the public next week after receiving a $30 million makeover by the state and its private-industry partners. The new Maryland House, a 42,000-square-...
  • Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections

    Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections
    More than half of the members of Maryland's congressional delegation signed a letter dated March 18 to President Barack Obama asking him to issue an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Sens....
  • GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee

    GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee
    Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
  • Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'

    Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'
    In her second appearance on "Meet the Press" in two months, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered opinions on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the allegations his staff caused a traffic jam as payback against a mayor who wouldn't endorse him....
  • 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...
  • Maryland House set to open by midnight Thursday

    Maryland House set to open by midnight Thursday
    The new $30 million Maryland House Travel Plaza along I-95 near Aberdeen will officially open to the public by midnight Thursday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority and plaza manager Areas USA. Around 6 p.m., last-minute details were...
  • Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]

    Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]
    Iran began taking verifiable steps this week to stop work on its most worrisome nuclear activities under the terms of an agreement with the United States and five other world powers. The breakthrough nuclear deal marks the first negotiated limitations...
  • Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]

    Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]
    Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
  • Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address

    Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address
    President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress...
  • Protect the Endangered Species Act [Letter]

    Forty years ago this month, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act; astute, visionary legislation that's served as our nation's lifeline for plants, fish, and wildlife on the brink of extinction. The act has since become one of the strongest and...
  • Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul

    Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul
    Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
  • Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults

    Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults
    Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and...