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An emerging idea for public campaign financing in local races [Commentary]
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:34:31 PST

Angst over big money's influence on politicians has seeped into Howard County where there's now a proposal to set up a modest matching-fund program for candidates in races for county executive and County Council.

The nascent "citizen funded campaigns" concept would allow candidates to tap into a...

Two Harford sheriff’s deputies killed in Abingdon shooting
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:46:00 PST

Two Harford County sheriff’s deputies have died after a shooting both inside and near a restaurant in Abingdon late Wednesday morning, the head of the department said.

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler didn't immediately identify the officers, and asked for "respect and patience during this difficult time...

Guns would be banned from Maryland college campuses under legislative leaders’ bill
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:46:35 PST

Democrats in the Maryland legislature are pushing three new gun bills that would prohibit people from carrying firearms on the campuses of the state's public colleges, require domestic abusers to surrender their guns and bar terrorists from purchasing them.

General Assembly leaders said Wednesday...

Disappointing Ravens aren’t considered a top team in early NFL power rankings
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PST

Remember last offseason? When the birds were chirping, and Joe Flacco was healthy, and the Ravens were a sexy Super Bowl pick? It was a pleasant, simpler time.

Because to be a Ravens fan in February 2016 — a Ravens fan who consumes every last morsel of coverage of the coming 2016 season — you have...

Duals spotlight makes Boonsboro squint
Herald-Mail.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:45:00 -0500
The Warriors, who were making their first regional duals appearance, found the stage to be too big.

QA’s seeks citizens for four panels
StarDem.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:30:00 -0500
CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county residents to serve on a variety of county boards and commissions.

MADD calls for ignition locks for all drunken drivers in Maryland
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:19:48 -0500

ANNAPOLIS — Rich Leotta can hardly control his grief.

His son, Noah, was a Montgomery County Police officer who was struck and killed by a drunken driver in early December. The night the 24-year-old policeman was killed, he had been working as part of a DUI task force. He had ...

Ex-Towson University diving coach gets probation for recording team members in locker room
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:41:00 PST

The former diving coach at Towson University pleaded guilty Wednesday to placing a cellphone in a locker room and secretly recording members of a team that once considered her to be a "second mom."

Maureen Mead, 43, received three years of probation before judgment, which would allow her record...

Lynette Johnson, customer service director for The Sun, dies
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:44:00 PST

Lynette Johnson, who directed customer service for The Baltimore Sun and Tribune Publishing, died of cancer Tuesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Ellicott City resident was 46.

"Lynette's fighting spirit was not lost on any of us who worked with her," Richard J. Daniels, publisher of The Baltimore...

6 challengers for Harris
StarDem.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:15:00 -0500
EASTON — Maryland’s candidate filing deadline for the 2016 election has passed, leaving seven people vying for Maryland’s First Congressional District seat.

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now
StarDem.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:02:00 -0500
MUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush mod

Defense Lifts Hood to Victory at Messiah
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 -0500
GRANTHAM, Pa. — Hood limited Messiah to just 33 percent shooting on its home floor in a 58-45 win for the Blazers in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play on Wednesday night.

Cadets dig in, beat Bears in girls basketball
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 -0500
The Frederick girls basketball team drew a tall task Wednesday night at home as it took on Oakdale in a game pushed back a day due to weather.

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