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  • Hogan to sign Supreme Court brief siding with challengers to Maryland redistricting

    Hogan to sign Supreme Court brief siding with challengers to Maryland redistricting

    Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will sign a friend-of-the-court brief in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court — joining the side of Republican voters who say Maryland’s congressional district map violated their First Amendment rights. Hogan, a Republican, and former California Gov....

  • Rep. Anthony Brown repays old $500,000 loan from labor union

    Rep. Anthony Brown repays old $500,000 loan from labor union

    After more than three years, Rep. Anthony G. Brown has paid back the $500,000 loan he borrowed from a labor union in the final weeks of his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2014. Campaign finance reports show that Brown, who now represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, raised more than...

  • Shea contributes $534K to own campaign for governor

    Shea contributes $534K to own campaign for governor

    Several Democratic candidates are putting their own finances on the line in the race for Maryland governor — but no one more than lawyer Jim Shea. A review of Shea’s first campaign finance report shows he has made more than $534,000 in contributions to his campaign, including $400,000 given right...

  • Loaded gun recovered at Baltimore high school

    Loaded gun recovered at Baltimore high school

    A Baltimore school police officer recovered a loaded gun at Carver Vocational-Technical High School Thursday morning, district officials said. The gun was confiscated after school police received an anonymous tip. The student involved was arrested and taken to Central Booking for processing. “This...

  • Over prosecutors' objection, Baltimore judge removes exonerated man's assault conviction

    Over prosecutors' objection, Baltimore judge removes exonerated man's assault conviction

    A man’s nine-year effort to clear his name came to a close Thursday when a Baltimore judge — over prosecutors’ objections — removed his conviction for a shooting. Demetrius Smith was exonerated of murder in 2013 after serving five years in prison, but a conviction in a separate but related case...

  • Maryland governor to pitch $5 billion incentive package to lure Amazon headquarters to Montgomery

    Maryland governor to pitch $5 billion incentive package to lure Amazon headquarters to Montgomery

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration will submit legislation Monday to build a $5 billion incentive package to lure Amazon HQ2 to Montgomery County. The proposal — a combination of state and local tax incentives and big infrastructure improvements — will require approval from state lawmakers...

  • Some Baltimore-area water customers approach two weeks with no water

    Some Baltimore-area water customers approach two weeks with no water

    As crews continue to plow through a backlog of water outages caused by the deep freeze that began last month, some Baltimore-area residents are well into their second week without water. The city’s Department of Public Works reported that 69 households had been without water for more than 10 days...

  • Did Baltimore's rash of bad news push Amazon away?

    Did Baltimore's rash of bad news push Amazon away?

    Baltimore was already coming off a string of bad news — record homicides, unheated schools, an alleged patient dumping — when Thursday morning brought yet more: The city had failed to make the list of 20 finalists for Amazon’s much-coveted second headquarters. Did the former contribute to the latter?...

  • Here are the 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2

    Here are the 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2

    Amazon on Thursday announced a list of 20 locations that are finalists for its second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2.” The Seattle-based e-commerce giant said it received 238 bids from across North America — including several from Maryland. Baltimore, Howard County and Prince George’s County missed...

  • Doctors group promotes its economic impact in Maryland

    Doctors group promotes its economic impact in Maryland

    There are 17,633 active patient care physicians in Maryland supporting more than 213,000 jobs and generating $3.95 billion in economic output for the state’s economy, according to a study released by MedChi, Maryland’s medical society, and the American Medical Association. The doctors each generated...

  • Cushman & Wakefield names new head of Baltimore office

    Cushman & Wakefield names new head of Baltimore office

    Cushman & Wakefield has named Peter Stanford managing principal of the global real estate firm’s Baltimore operations, succeeding David Gillece who had led the office for the past 14 years. Stanford will lead an office with more than 140 employees, including 49 producers, who completed more than...

  • Brochin has most cash on hand in Baltimore County executive race

    Brochin has most cash on hand in Baltimore County executive race

    Of the five people running to become the next Baltimore County executive, state Sen. Jim Brochin's campaign has the most money on hand. The Democrat from Cockeysville said he raised about $381,000 over the course of the past year and has $765,000 in the bank heading toward the June primary. “Most...

  • One injured in fire in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood

    One injured in fire in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood

    One person was injured in a house fire in Baltimore’s Upton neighborhood. The fire broke out at a three-story residence in the 500 block of W. Lafayette St. at about 4:30 p.m. and was under control shortly after 5 p.m., according to Baltimore City Fire Department. One person was being treated for...

  • Hogan budget plan would trim Baltimore recovery programs

    Hogan budget plan would trim Baltimore recovery programs

    Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing cuts to programs passed to help Baltimore recover after the riots of 2015, $10 million to lure Amazon’s new headquarters to the state and a small raise for state workers. State analysts started poring over the Republican governor’s $44.4 billion state budget proposal...

  • State consultant finds grounds to consider race in awarding medical marijuana licenses

    State consultant finds grounds to consider race in awarding medical marijuana licenses

    A state consultant has determined that there are grounds to conclude that minorities are at a disadvantage in Maryland's fledgling medical marijuana industry. The state’s medical marijuana commission has awarded 15 licenses to growers, but none of them to a minority-owned business. The General...

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