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Experts warn of 'dead zone' in Chesapeake Bay from pollution

Jul. 6, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

CONOWINGO, Md. (AP) — When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit: trapping sediment and silt before it could flow miles downstream and pollute the...

Maryland Democrats: GOP Gov. took $200K in illegal donations

Jun. 25, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Democratic Party is asking the state board of elections to investigate possible campaign finance violations by Gov. Larry Hogan. An attorney for Hogan's campaign is calling it a "shoddy political hit job." Democrats say the Republican took donations from 100 benefactors...

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

Jun. 20, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life. The justices said preserving a long-standing religious monument is very different...

Weld takes GOP bid to oust Trump to NH. Voters are confused.

Jun. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child's head because he doesn't want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn't know how obese Americans truly are until they go to county fairs, where "those overalls are working overtime."...

Review: Maryland medical board deals lacked full approval

Jun. 12, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Self-dealing contracts awarded to board members of a Maryland medical system that resulted in the resignation of Baltimore's mayor reflected a "pattern by management" of making financial arrangements without full board approval, an independent review released Wednesday said. The...

Maryland governor urges Mnuchin not to delay $20 Tubman bill

Jun. 11, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday to reconsider delaying the redesign of the $20 bill to feature abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. In a letter to Mnuchin, the Republican governor wrote that he hopes the U.S. Treasury Department will...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won't test Trump in GOP primary

Jun. 1, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland's Larry Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, said in a statement posted Saturday on Twitter that while he appreciates...

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra cancels summer programming

May. 31, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has canceled its summer programming, citing $16 million in losses over the past decade. The Washington Post reports the Thursday cancellation announcement by the orchestra comes about a month after the summer season was announced. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan...

DeVos becoming popular target for Democrats in 2020 race

May. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better." In the hunt for a presidential nomination, those Democrats and others are increasingly taking swings at DeVos as a way...

Acting medical system chief pledges changes to senior staff

May. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging "significant changes" to senior staff after a scandal involving financial arrangements. The Baltimore Sun reports system CEO John W. Ashworth III met with Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Adrienne A....