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  • Students in state courts art contest recognized in Annapolis

    Winners of the state court system's sixth conflict-resolution bookmark-art contest will receive awards Thursday at a reception in Annapolis for the more than 450 pupils across the state who participated. First-place winners, who receive a $75 prize, are:...
  • New map, new politics in Western Md.

    New map, new politics in Western Md.
    With a bit of math and a few clicks of a mouse, state Democrats transformed a once-sleepy congressional district in Western Maryland last week into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation. Hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • School board considers minimum academic standards for athletes

    The state school board is considering whether students who play sports in high school should maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average to be eligible, a requirement already in place in 16 school systems in Maryland. A statewide committee of...
  • 12-year-old kills 372-pound male bear as Maryland hunt ends

    The annual Maryland bear hunt ended Thursday night after a total of 65 bears were killed, the largest being a 372-pound male shot by a 12-year old boy. Colton Lucas of Kitzmiller in Garrett County brought down the biggest of the bears, which averaged 154...
  • Wet snow falls on Maryland, Northeast

    Wet snow falls on Maryland, Northeast
    Ethan Yankellow pondered the last time he saw snow in the Baltimore area at this time of year — and drew a blank. "I don't remember any time I saw snow in October, and I've lived here all my life," Yankellow, 42, said Saturday. The Reisterstown...
  • 6th District candidates spar over jobs

    A leading Democrat and the Republican incumbent running for Congress in Maryland's battleground 6th District turned their attention to the economy Tuesday, previewing a looming clash over the top issue of next year's election. State Sen. Rob Garagiola,...
  • Would-be casino operators unveil ideas for Rocky Gap

    Would-be casino operators unveil ideas for Rocky Gap
    — One group that wants to open a casino at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort envisions amenities including five restaurants, a spa, a golf and tennis academy and an automobile museum. The other promises to invest $62 million to build a 50,000-square-...
  • Frostburg student fatally stabbed at off-campus party

    It was a church service at which Baltimore's Kortneigh McCoy, a 19-year-old Frostburg State University physics major known for her lovely voice, was supposed to sing. But instead, more than 500 students and faculty jammed the Lane University Center...
  • Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions

    Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions
    Church-led activists hoping to repeal Maryland's same-sex marriage law plan to deliver the first batch of petitions ahead of schedule this week, and they say the number of signatures will far exceed the mark. The question is: By how much? There's little...
  • Md. yet to distribute $3.6M in slots funds for small businesses

    Nearly two years after Maryland's first casino opened, the state has yet to dole out any of the $3.6 million in slots revenue that has accumulated for small, minority- and women-owned businesses, frustrating advocates and lawmakers. State officials are...
  • Craig wants Harford considered for casino site

     Harford County Executive David R. Craig has asked a work group appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to consider allowing a casino to open in that jurisdiction despite the proximity of an existing slots parlor in neighboring Cecil County. Craig,...
  • With no table games, will Maryland Live Casino draw young gamblers?

    With no table games, will Maryland Live Casino draw young gamblers?
    Last month, David Tewell gathered a group of friends and headed north to Atlantic City's new Golden Nugget casino and resort for two nights of eating well, club-hopping and, of course, gambling. For the 27-year-old Annapolis resident, hitting the poker...