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  • Maryland health exchange director resigns after questions about vacation

    Maryland health exchange director resigns after questions about vacation
    The director of Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid ongoing technical problems and questions about a Caribbean vacation she took while the online marketplace faltered. Rebecca Pearce, hired two years ago to build a $107...
  • Health exchange director resigns

    The director of Maryland's health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid ongoing technical problems and questions about a Caribbean vacation she took while the online marketplace faltered. Rebecca Pearce, hired two years ago to build a $107 million...
  • Candidates rush to raise campaign cash

    Candidates rush to raise campaign cash
    As many Marylanders are busy preparing for the holidays, the state's politicians are scurrying to raise money for an election next summer. The political calendar is chock full of breakfasts, luncheons and evening receptions geared toward gathering as...
  • As filing deadline passes, county executive contest highlights Arundel races

    As filing deadline passes, county executive contest highlights Arundel races
    With the filing deadline for the 2014 elections passing Tuesday night at 9 p.m., the fields are set for Republican and Democratic primary elections for local offices, including the competitive race to become Anne Arundel County executive. At the top...
  • Maryland Senate passes transgender rights bill

    Maryland Senate passes transgender rights bill
    The Maryland Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination against transgender people. The Fairness for All Marylanders Act, which passed the Senate, 32-15, now goes to the House of Delegates. The measure would expand Maryland's anti-...
  • Anne Arundel is denied an elected school board again

    For years, we at Red Maryland have been covering the issue of various localities seeking elected school boards. We have taken particular interest in the efforts of state Democrats, and too often complicit Republicans, in thwarting every bill to give...
  • Some races in Arundel, Baltimore, Harford may be decided by absentee ballots

    Some races in Arundel, Baltimore, Harford may be decided by absentee ballots
    The results from the primary election have left several local races without resolution, and on Thursday local boards of election will begin counting absentee ballots to decide winners and losers. In Baltimore County, the contest to pick a Republican who...
  • Annapolis Market House reopens

    Annapolis Market House reopens
    Some tourists came for gelato. One couple lunched on raw oysters. And a woman hovered near a display of half-pound jumbo lump crab cakes, pointing to a companion and saying, "Oh, my God." As the historic Annapolis Market House reopened Monday amid a...
  • New Md. laws include ban on arsenic in chicken feed

    New Md. laws include ban on arsenic in chicken feed
    As of New Year's Day, arsenic is officially off the menu for Maryland chickens. The nation's first statewide ban on the use of additives in chicken feed containing the toxic metal is among a dozen new state laws that take effect Jan. 1. The new civil...
  • Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn

    Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn
    The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty. The primary argument for repealing the law is that our justice system is...
  • Tougher cellphone ban nears approval

    Tougher cellphone ban nears approval
    Motorists in Maryland could be pulled over and ticketed for driving while talking on hand-held phones even if they weren't breaking another law under legislation that is poised for final passage in the General Assembly. The Senate voted 40-6 Monday to...