After the Baltimore City Council passed clean air legislation Monday that could lead a large trash incinerator to shut down, officials in the city and surrounding counties began considering their alternatives for if and when that consequence comes to pass.
Other locales might have drawn more star power in recent days — from President Donald Trump jetting to 11 rallies in six days to Oprah seemingly taking up residence in Georgia — but Maryland voters descended on their polling places on Tuesday with a determined intensity of their own.
All of the 188 seats in the Maryland General Assembly — 47 in the Senate, 141 in the House of Delegates — were on the ballot Tuesday, forcing many veteran incumbents in the Baltimore region and elsewhere to face possible ouster as voters decided whether to make sweeping changes in Annapolis.
Whether excited or exasperated, millions of voters in Maryland and across the country will head to the polls Tuesday to close out one of the most unusual and divisive elections in generations. After the raucous primaries, two dozen debates and a deluge of news about private email servers and sexist remarks, voters will finally choose the nation's 45th president.
Carroll County's latest attempt to comply with Maryland's ethics ordinance — which requires candidates for elected positions to disclose all financial information, including that of their children and spouses — was approved by the State Ethics Commission and will soon go before the Carroll County Board of Commissioners for possible adoption.
When Jack B. Johnson, the county executive for Prince George's County, was indicted in 2010 on federal charges shortly before pleading guilty to extortion along with witness and evidence tampering, legislators realized local governments needed to be held just as accountable as state employees. Though changes made to the requirements for local governments — including counties, municipalities and school boards — are mandatory, some municipalities in Carroll County have been reluctant
When visual artist Diana Marta came across a mannequin in the back room of a Baltimore gallery in 2012, she didn't really have any idea the seemingly innocuous discovery would led to the exhibit opening this week at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.