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  • Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor

    Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown claimed victory in the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday after early returns suggested a landslide win. "It's about where we're going. It's about what next," Brown said in a victory speech as he led with three times as...
  • By the numbers: Tuesday's primary turnout among Maryland's lowest

    By the numbers: Tuesday's primary turnout among Maryland's lowest
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown may have claimed victory in a landslide win over his competitors for the Democratic nomination for governor, but turnout Tuesday was one of the lowest in decades. Just 20.5 percent of voters cast ballots in the primary....
  • Arkansas family visits Western Maryland, makes history

    Arkansas family visits Western Maryland, makes history
    Not since Brooks Robinson has any Arkansan been more welcome in Maryland than David Wrightam. And in the tiny Western Maryland hamlet of Williamsport, he may be getting top billing -- at least since last Friday, when he visited the town's Desert Rose...
  • North Laurel man has a dream workplace -- a brewery [Column]

    Ryan Johnson has the kind of job of which most young men (and a few of us older ones) can only dream. "I get to do science all day and get a workout at the same time," he says after I've followed him up and down a 10-foot-high scaffold. The structure...
  • 'Books need to be free,' so she's making it happen

    "Once a librarian, always a librarian," Pattee Fletcher says. Strictly speaking, she was never actually a librarian. But with postgraduate degrees in library and information sciences, she knows a little something about the profession. About nine...
  • High-risk high [Editorial]

    High-risk high  [Editorial]
    The deaths of two young men at a music festival in Howard County's Merriweather Post Pavilion Friday has prompted an investigation into whether security and screening procedures there were adequate to protect concertgoers. Officials suspect many in the...
  • Robert W. Awalt Sr., home builder

    Robert W. Awalt Sr., home builder
    Robert W. Awalt Sr., who built homes in West Baltimore and Howard County, died of kidney failure July 26 at his Annapolis home. He was 91. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of George W. Awalt, a home builder, and E. Grace Freeland, an artist and...
  • Traffic: Northbound traffic closed on MD 462

    Traffic: Northbound traffic closed on MD 462
    Northbound traffic on MD 462 in Aberdeen is closed at MD 132 due to emergency roadwork at 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The southbound left traffic lane is bi-directional, DOT said. A two-vehicle collision on...
  • High school rodeo saddles up for inaugural ride at Howard fair

    High school rodeo saddles up for inaugural ride at Howard fair
    Forget what you think you know about a mule being an obstinate creature, given to sitting down with a frustrated rider on its back if the impulse strikes. Madison and Miranda Iager of Woodbine say they will be working to debunk the "stubborn as a mule"...
  • One dead, 20 hospitalized in apparent drug overdoses at Maryland festival

    One dead, 20 hospitalized in apparent drug overdoses at Maryland festival
    A 20-year-old North Carolina man died and 20 others were hospitalized after a rash of apparent drug overdoses at an electronic music concert in Maryland on Friday night, police said. Tyler Fox Viscardi, of Raleigh was rushed from the Mad Decent Block...
  • Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come

    Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come
    Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception. Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...