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  • 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...
  • Cordish unimpressed by windfall projection

    National Harbor's hired expert on the gambling industry is predicting that the Cordish Cos.' Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills would enjoy an $84 million annual windfall from a gambling expansion plan favored by the developers of the Prince George'...
  • Tornado count raised to 12

    Tornado count raised to 12
    The count of confirmed tornadoes that struck Maryland on June 1 reached a dozen on Thursday as meteorologists continued to survey radar images and storm damage. Tornadoes added to the list most recently included those confirmed in Queen Anne's County,...
  • Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

    ON THE SITE... Michael Phelps to swim seven events at Olympic qualifying trials: Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week’s qualifying trials -- including the exciting but...
  • Franchot opposes special session, OKs Rocky Gap deal

    Comptroller Peter Franchot used the occasion Wednesday of his first vote on the Board of Public Works in favor of a casino deal to denounce Gov. Martin O'Malley's tentative plan to call a special session of the General Assembly to approve an expansion...
  • Maryland prison inmate charged with murdering cellmate

    A Maryland state prison inmate has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation of his cellmate last December. The Allegany County State's Attorney's Office says a grand jury indicted 25-year-old Brian Cotter Wednesday in the killing of 57-...
  • Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves

    Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves
    Tidy rows of more than 900 small gravestones, each with a number but no name, line a steep hillside at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, a state facility for the mentally ill. For decades the hospital buried patients who died indigent, without...
  • Gas leasing in Western Maryland spurs calls for reform

    Gas leasing in Western Maryland spurs calls for reform
    — The first natural gas well has yet to be drilled into the Marcellus shale deposits underlying Western Maryland, but ripples already are being felt here from an industry that has brought wealth — and controversy — in neighboring...
  • Prison gang leader Roark pleads guilty, agrees to life term

    Perry Roark, the co-founder and "supreme commander" of notorious prison gang Dead Man Inc., pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and related murder and drug charges this week, accepting a life sentence as part of the deal. Some of the charges would...