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Maryland Live casino remains strong despite Horseshoe’s competition in Baltimore

June 15th, 2015 | by Capital News Service

Maryland’s casino industry has been growing at a double digit pace since casino table gaming was legalized in 2012. But for casino operators, surviving and prospering becomes increasingly challenging in a climate of fierce competition. Maryland Live, the largest casino in the state, accounted for 76% of the state’s total casino business in 2014, with its 4,200 slot machines and 189 gaming tables

Montgomery County becomes news desert as Gazette closes

June 14th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Montgomery County will soon be turning into a news desert, with just one local weekly newspaper left serving a million people in Maryland's largest county. On Friday, the staff of the Gazette newspapers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties were told that the papers were folding. Maybe it’s time to try a nonprofit online news model, say a, for this important county

Rascovar: Hogan can be hero or goat on building rail lines

June 14th, 2015 | by Barry Rascovar

Decision time is nearing on the future of Baltimore's planned Red Line rail route. Will Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. be celebrated as a hero or lambasted as a goat? That question has hovered over the Republican governor ever since he won election last November

In Freddie Gray’s ‘hood, new police commander is a tough mother

June 11th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Baltimore Police Captain Sheree Briscoe is the new commander of the Western District, the epicenter of the convulsions that wracked Baltimore six weeks ago. A cop for 21 years, she is not what you expect. Short and wide, she grew up in the city, and is the mother of four and the grandmother of three. "We asked to go" to the Western district, Briscoe said

Time to stop catching oysters, says Horton

June 11th, 2015 | by Maryland Reporter

Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan says he will be good to the Chesapeake Bay. He says he will be good to Chesapeake Bay watermen, too. He will find this a difficult balancing act

Rand Paul urges Md. GOP to broaden its reach

June 10th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate for president, told Baltimore County Republicans at their annual fundraiser Tuesday night that the GOP needed to broaden its reach. Paul said his party was good on the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms but maybe it was time to focus on more

Many are misguided about manure on farmland

June 10th, 2015 | by Maryland Reporter

The Chesapeake Bay is a natural treasure every Maryland citizen cherishes and wants to protect. No one understands this more than Maryland farmers. Recently, there seems to be more misguided information and biased views on the effect chicken and dairy manure may have on the environment.

Legislators call for more diversity, standardized training for police

June 8th, 2015 | by Glynis Kazanjian

Lawmakers charged with making policy recommendations following the police custody death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray peppered state officials responsible for police hiring and training standards with questions about racial diversity at their first work session Monday. "Obviously we're missing something in the racial and ethnic diversity training on top of the excessive force training," remarked Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D, Baltimore City

Rascovar: Hogan’s ‘incredible’ maglev gaffe

June 7th, 2015 | by Barry Rascovar

In the name of improved economic ties with Japan, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. allowed himself to be used as a marketing tool for a pie-in-the-sky, ultra-expensive transportation project known as "maglev."

Election board member calls for more openness about campaign finance investigations

June 4th, 2015 | by Glynis Kazanjian

The ranking Republican on the Maryland State Board of Elections is calling for more transparency when staff investigates campaign finance violations that have the potential to be referred to the State Prosecutor’s Office. In March state election staff cleared former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s campaign for alleged campaign finance coordination during the 2014 gubernatorial primary election, but board members are still waiting for written documentation that supports the finding.

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