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  • PG school board approves new teacher contract

    The Prince George's County Board of Education unanimously approved a new contract for teachers represented by the Prince George's County Educator's Association. The vote, taken Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the board's meeting, means that for the first time in...
  • Voters take to the polls in Howard County

    Voters take to the polls in Howard County
    Howard County residents are heading to the polls in large numbers to cast their vote on this year's local, state and national elections. Long lines were reported at polling places throughout the county, especially during the morning hours. "Nobody is...
  • 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...
  • Gambling, gay marriage and presidential race draw long lines to polls

    Gambling, gay marriage and presidential race draw long lines to polls
    Voters across Maryland reported record lines and waits of up to two hours Tuesday as a close presidential contest and several controversial state ballot questions drew people to the polls. "In all the elections I've been to, I've never seen a line this...
  • Siddiqui, De Lacy and Giles win school board race

    Siddiqui, De Lacy and Giles win school board race
    With all votes accounted for in Howard County, two incumbents and one first-time challenger took their places as winners of the Board of Education race. At 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with all 111 precincts reporting, incumbent Janet Siddiqui took the top...
  • In a night of close races, Epps tops Murray for school board

    In a night of close races, Epps tops Murray for school board
    Only 120 votes separated the two candidates in the race for the District 1 seat on the Prince George’s County Board of Education, but in Wednesday’s early morning hours, Zabrina Epps defeated David Murray in the general election. “I&...
  • Big wins, long lines mark Election Day in Laurel

    Big wins, long lines mark Election Day in Laurel
    Minutes after polls closed Tuesday night, as people began to trickle into the District 21 Democrats' election results watch party in Laurel, Del. Ben Barnes was already optimistic. "It will be a good night for Maryland Democrats," he said. And as...
  • Gambling referendum results spur hiring plan

    Gambling referendum results spur hiring plan
    A day after voters approved an expansion of gambling in Maryland, the state's largest casino said it would hire 1,200 new employees for table games – even as the ballot question's leading opponent suggested that it will turn to the courts. David...
  • Penn National to oppose gambling expansion referendum

    Penn National Gaming will put its considerable resources behind a campaign to defeat gambling expansion, and is starting the effort Thursday with an "open letter" to Marylanders explaining their position. "We love it here and we're proud of our role...
  • Penn National-backed group makes anti-casino pitch

    A group backed by Penn National Gaming, the owner of Hollywood Casino in Perryville and Charles Town Races and Slots in West Virginia, launched a new TV ad Thursday in its defeat to persuade voters to head off an expansion of gambling in Maryland. The...
  • Penn National opens checkbook in ballot campaign

    Penn National opens checkbook in ballot campaign
    Gambling giant Penn National Gaming Inc. has spent $5.5 million to limit gambling in Maryland — the latest move in a casino-vs.-casino battle that could saturate the airwaves and overwhelm other ballot initiatives this fall. The Penn National...
  • MGM to open pro-casino center at National Harbor

    MGM Resorts International will open a visitor center at National Harbor next week as part of its campaign to win approval of its plans to build a "destination" casino at the site on the Potomac River. The international casino and entertainment company...