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  • Reject the Maryland gerrymander

    Kathleen Dumais' op-ed ("Md. congressional map is fair, legal," Oct. 29) contained several inaccuracies. I am very familiar with the redistricting process since I attended most of the public hearings conducted by the Governor's Redistricting Advisory...
  • Long lines of voters in Laurel on Election Day

    Long lines of voters in Laurel on Election Day
    Polls opened in Laurel at 7 a.m. today, with parking lots full and voters greeting a cool morning, with temperatures below freezing. At Laurel Woods Elementary, the lines were long and things were a "little tense" in the first hour after election...
  • Drug overdose: the quiet epidemic

    Drug overdose: the quiet epidemic
    For all the attention that violent crime gets in the media, the average American is much more likely to die from another largely preventable tragedy. Fatal drug overdoses have risen sharply in recent years. In Congress this month, Maryland Rep. Donna F....
  • Md. lawmakers protest agency move to W.Va.

    Maryland lawmakers are protesting a plan by the Obama administration to eliminate 450 federal jobs in Prince George's County, but it is unclear whether they will be able to reverse it. The move to consolidate the Financial Management Services facility in...
  • Hail to the chief band-helper: Rep. Donna Edwards

    Former President Bill Clinton often jokes that the most disorienting thing about transitioning out of the presidency is that a band no longer strikes up a tune every time he enters a room.   Rep. Donna F. Edwards had the opposite and no doubt equally...
  • Obama to discuss energy in Prince Georges County

    LARGO -- A crowd of hundreds at Prince George's Community College is awaiting the arrival this morning of President Barack Obama, who is due to deliver the latest in a series of addresses on energy as rising oil costs create a drag on the economic...
  • Md. transportation officials brace for latest federal standoff

    — First came the budget debate. Next, it was the debt ceiling. Then, the FAA shutdown. Now Maryland officials are keeping a wary eye on the latest congressional stalemate over federal spending, an impasse that has the potential to put dozens of...
  • GOP, others find faults with proposed map

    GOP, others find faults with proposed map
    Maryland Republicans criticized a proposal Tuesday to redraw the state's congressional map, saying a Democratic-controlled panel seeking to bolster the party's position would separate communities with like-minded views and fuse areas with little in...
  • Delegation should reject proposed congressional map

    Delegation should reject proposed congressional map
    As the Howard County delegation heads to Annapolis for a special session, we urge its members to put principle above party politics and oppose the gerrymandered mess the Democratic leadership is about to propose as the new congressional map in Maryland....
  • Groups question legality of new districts

    Two disparate groups suggested Friday that Maryland's proposed congressional map might illegally dilute the power of minority voters, though national experts warned that any potential lawsuit would face a high hurdle in federal court. A Prince George's...
  • Democrats oppose new congressional map

    A chorus of Democratic officials concerned about minority voters in the Washington suburbs said Tuesday that they oppose the new congressional districts proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley's redistricting commission, setting up a key battle as the General...
  • Minorities and Republicans: The strange bedfellows of redistricting

    Minorities and Republicans: The strange bedfellows of redistricting
    Since a redistricting commission presented its plans for new congressional maps to Gov. Martin O'Malley, two groups have been particularly vocal in their complaints that it dilutes minority votes: African-American and Hispanic Democrats, and Republican...