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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez addresses the AFL-CIO Convention, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles. (US Department of Labor/Flickr)

Secretary Of Labor Perez Rules Out Maryland Senate Run

Thomas Perez won’t be replacing Barbara Mikulski in the Senate.

March 13, 2015
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Chris Van Hollen To Run For Senate In Maryland

Chris Van Hollen is the first contender to replace Barbara Mikulski in the Senate.

March 5, 2015
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Longest-Serving Woman In History Of Congress Announces Retirement

Barbara Mikulski won’t seek a sixth term in the Senate.

March 2, 2015
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Maryland Governor To Commute State’s Last Death Sentences

Before he leaves office, Martin O’Malley is ending the death penalty in Maryland.

December 31, 2014
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Worn, Fractured Rail Caused Deadly Md. Derailment, NTSB Determines

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — A worn and fractured rail along train tracks in historic Ellicott City, Md., caused the massive coal train derailment that killed two local women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The safety agency’s investigation took nearly two years. The NTSB said it found evidence […]

July 31, 2014
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Maryland Governor Defends Position On Immigrant Children, Shelter In His State

By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley came under fire Wednesday for advocating for thousands of children entering the U.S. illegally while simultaneously trying to waive the White House off a potential shelter in Westminster, Md. CNN and others reported that O’Malley spoke Friday with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz […]

July 16, 2014
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Martin O’Malley Warms Up In Iowa For Possible Democratic Run In 2016

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times DES MOINES, Iowa — The visit had all the trappings of a full-fledged presidential campaign: a speech at the state Democratic convention, a pep talk to door-knocking volunteers, breakfast with labor leaders, appearances alongside the party’s candidate for governor. The only thing absent was a formal announcement by Martin […]

July 14, 2014
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Store To Memorialize Victims Of Maryland Mall Shooting

By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun COLUMBIA, MD — A “B” and a “T” are etched into the black stone floor at Zumiez to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson. Customers might not even notice the understated initials at the entrance of the Mall in Columbia skate shop. Not unless they were staring at the ground […]

May 21, 2014
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Maryland Lawmakers Pass Ban Of Vaportinis

By Melanie Balakit, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS — Maryland may become the first state to ban the use of Vaportinis, a relatively new device that allows users to inhale fumes from heated alcoholic drinks, if a measure approved by the General Assembly is signed into law. The Senate unanimously passed the measure Wednesday. The House of […]

April 3, 2014
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Maryland Legislators Pass Bill Barring Transgender Discrimination

By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE—Legislation barring discrimination against transgender people passed the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, as the House of Delegates approved the bill after an impassioned debate. The vote sends the measure to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said he will sign it. The bill, approved by the House 82-57, prohibits discrimination […]

March 28, 2014
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Mega Millions Winning Tickets Sold In Florida And Maryland

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Two winning tickets, sold in Maryland and Florida, will split the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot, officials announced Wednesday. The winning numbers, drawn Tuesday night, are 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51, and a Mega Ball of 7. The jackpot of $414 million is the third largest in Mega Millions […]

March 19, 2014
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Maryland Looks To Connecticut As Health Care Exchange Model

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland will likely dump all or part of the state’s health insurance exchange website and adopt Connecticut’s system, a move that could make it the first state to abandon a dysfunctional site. Officials with Maryland’s exchange plan to turn to the “Connecticut solution,” which was developed largely by […]

March 14, 2014
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Maryland Terminates Contract With Health Exchange Firm

By Erin Cox and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Maryland has terminated its contracts with the company hired to build and operate the state’s online health exchange, which has been riddled with problems since its launch in October. The board overseeing the exchange voted Sunday night to sever ties with Noridian Healthcare Solutions, […]

February 25, 2014
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Epic Fail: Where Four State Health Exchanges Went Wrong

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Much has been written (and will continue to be written) about the spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland — all blue states that support the Affordable Care Act. All were woefully unprepared for their Oct. 1 launch, and unlike HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace, they are […]

February 6, 2014