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  • Gov. Scott fills Broward County Court vacancies

    Governor Rick Scott announced Monday the appointments of Kal Le Var Evans and Daniel Kanner to the Broward County Court. Evans, 37, of Fort Lauderdale, fills the vacancy created by Judge Joseph Murphy, who resigned. Evans, who received his bachelor's...
  • Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?

    Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?
    You’d think Gov. Rick Scott, whose net worth is somewhere in the nine-figures (when you’re that rich, the numbers vary wildly by the split-second) has amassed enough of a fortune for several lifetimes. After all, he spent over $70 million of...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
  • Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day

    Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day
    OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day. Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
  • Water worries [Editorial]

    Water worries  [Editorial]
    If Baltimore were actually considering privatizing its water system, the 50 or so people who were protesting outside City Hall on Wednesday would have had a strong case to be upset. But it's not. Rather, Baltimore is looking for a consultant to evaluate...
  • Chan Lowe: Life after LeBron

    Chan Lowe: Life after LeBron
    I don’t follow sports, but I do follow politics — and the two games have some striking similarities. In both cases, you see a lot of big money changing hands, and you know that those occupying the cheap seats, like you, are never going to...
  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]

    The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]
     For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
  • Chan Lowe: Playing poker with Rick Scott and Charlie Crist

    Chan Lowe: Playing poker with Rick Scott and Charlie Crist
    It’s almost impossible to overestimate the power of race and ethnicity in politics. Ultimately, people are tribal, and their hard-wired instinct is to identify with their tribe — be it religious, economic or whatever.   In Rick Scott and...
  • Republican Rauner amasses ranchland in scenic West

     Republican Rauner amasses ranchland in scenic West
    Sitting between two snowcapped mountain ranges, with the Yellowstone River running through wide expanses of ranchland, Bruce Rauner's spread in Montana lies in the middle of one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the American West. While the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet

    Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet
    Who can be against building, modernizing or repairing schools? It's good for children and creates jobs. It improves learning and stimulates the economy. It's like motherhood and apple pie. Who dares dump on that? Well, behind closed doors in the...
  • Coalition forms to manage California's groundwater

    So let me get this straight: The state government is telling us we can't hose down the driveway and should feel guilty about watering the lawn. But it's OK for somebody to pump all the groundwater he wants? The policy-makers are padlocking flush toilets...