| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley testified Thursday at hearings in front of the House and Senate judicial committees in support of his bill to repeal the death penalty, but a majority of Washington County legislators still support the death penalty.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Del. Neil Parrott, R Washington, is stepping up his campaign to increase the maximum speed limit in the state to 70 miles per hour.
Parrott, who is a traffic engineer, has introduced a bill in the current session to increase the speed limit on...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For several years, Gov. Martin O’Malley has been talking about raising transportation funds for Maryland with a possible sales tax increase on gasoline.
Last year, he floated an idea of a 6 percent sales tax increase on gas, but did not find a...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Washington County state lawmakers gathered Thursday night at a public forum to discuss the recently concluded session of the Maryland General Assembly and answer questions from the public.
About 60 people showed up Thursday evening at the Hagerstown...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:51 PM
A Republican Washington County delegate, with help from Democrats, is mounting a challenge to the repeal of the death penalty, a measure that was signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley earlier this week.
Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, announced...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:01 PM
A proposed state legislative redistricting plan released Friday would cut Washington County's delegation from eight to six members and combine two local subdistricts into one.
Two precincts at the southern tip of Washington County, around Dargan and...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 1:52 PM
A state contract for building maintenance supplies was questioned on Thursday by local business representatives who said they can do better.
Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, is trying to pass a bill to let state agencies drop out of cooperative...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:42 PM
The tractor-trailer blew a back tire, apparently dragging the wheel’s metal rim on Interstate 70 and throwing up sparks for miles as the unsuspecting driver drove past Hancock and further into Washington County.
By the time he realized the...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Local Korean War veterans say they are off to a good start raising money to build a monument in Hagerstown to honor the men and women who served during that conflict.
But they still need the public’s financial support to help reach their $70,000...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 2:36 PM
A kidney success story
Leslie Cochran and Marilee Kerns were saluted in the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday as part of World Kidney Day.
While growing up, Kerns once offered to give her friend Cochran a kidney if she needed it, because of a...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:11 PM
During a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce GOP Congress candidate forum Monday, Del. Kathryn L. Afzali talked about going “nose to nose, toes to toes” as a campaigner.
That nearly happened after she said during her closing...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Money and marriage are on the minds of Washington County’s state lawmakers heading to Annapolis.
So are foreclosed properties, virtual schools, petition privacy, parole and probation violators, and Washington County’s proposed senior center....