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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey

    After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey
    State Sen. James N. Robey says there was no grand ambition, no plan to ascend to where he now sits as majority leader of the Maryland Senate, or to have made the unusual leaps from Howard County police chief to county executive to legislator. Things...
  • Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

    Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved
    The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You...
  • Gansler's shoot-from-the-lip style makes him unsuitable for governor [Letter]

    Gansler's shoot-from-the-lip style makes him unsuitable for governor [Letter]
    For Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler to liken Obamacare's implementation to "a 'Saturday Night Live' skit," as The Washington Post quoted him as saying, shows a disturbing pattern. Maybe he should have considered attending a meeting of the Health...
  • Miller dampens prospects for $10.10 minimum wage

    Miller dampens prospects for $10.10 minimum wage
    Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted a big fight over raising the minimum wage in Maryland and publicly urged his colleagues to look for compromise. Miller said he doesn’t believe the proposal backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley will...
  • Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana

    Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana
    As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them. The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt...
  • Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
  • Brown supports moratorium on giving MSAs

    Brown supports moratorium on giving MSAs
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown said Thursday that Maryland should seek a waiver from the federal government so it won't have to administer outdated standardized tests to students this year. Speaking at a Baltimore Sun Newsmaker...
  • Last hurrah for the 'LLC loophole'

    Last hurrah for the 'LLC loophole'
    For decades, well-heeled contributors have been able to dodge Maryland's campaign donation limits through a quirk in state law known to reform advocates as the "LLC loophole." The General Assembly passed legislation in 2013 to close the loophole as of...
  • 'Exorcism' attempt alleged in death of two children

    'Exorcism' attempt alleged in death of two children
    Two women have been charged in the recent stabbing deaths of two young children at a Germantown townhouse — in what Montgomery County police said was an attempt at an exorcism. Police on Saturday said Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, of Germantown was...
  • Hogan joining GOP race for governor

    Hogan joining GOP race for governor
    Ending months of speculation, conservative activist and real estate executive Larry Hogan is getting into the race for governor, running as a political outsider to "bring fiscal responsibility and common sense to Annapolis." The former appointments...
  • Sierra Club endorses Mizeur

    Sierra Club endorses Mizeur
    The Sierra Club endorsed Del. Heather Mizeur in the race for governor Monday, the first major environmental group to back a candidate in the contest. While Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has dominated the endorsements in theĀ  heated Democratic primary campaign,...
  • A new way to rebuild [Editorial]

    A new way to rebuild   [Editorial]
    Last summer, we sang the praises of Maryland Rep. John K. Delaney's proposal to create a $750 billion fund to rebuild and expand America's neglected public infrastructure. Turns out the freshman Democrat's measure continues to build on its bipartisan...