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Cyberattacks threaten Md agencies, but no evidence of major disruptions

April 20th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Maryland government entities have suffered at least six cyberattacks since the beginning of 2013, according to incident reports from the Department of Information Technology. The heavily-redacted reports, obtained by Capital News Service through a Maryland Public Information Act request, reveal that data-hungry hackers and scammers aren’t only going after retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus -- they’re targeting state agencies

Rascovar column: The political isolation of Garrett County

April 20th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar

There is nowhere in Maryland more isolated and cut off from the rest of the state than Garrett County, considered a part of the Pittsburgh census area. Adding to the county’s isolation is a political reality: Garrett is overwhelmingly Republican. Democrats are outnumbered 2-1. The mountain politics practiced there are decidedly conservative and at odds with the ruling liberal Democratic majority in the megalopolis far to the east

Democrats running for gov appeal to university audience

April 18th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The thousands of seats at Towson University's basketball arena were not occupied by screaming fans Thursday evening, but by roughly 40 Baltimore locals, business owners and a smattering of students, the audience for a forum with the three Democratic gubernatorial candidates

Tipped workers left behind in minimum wage hike

April 15th, 2014 | by Meg Tully

Many minimum wage workers will be getting a raise now that a hike to Maryland's wage has been signed into law. But while advocates are ascribing the increase as a win, there's a bitter aftertaste for one group that was left behind

Marijuana paraphernalia a sticky issue under new bill

April 13th, 2014 | by Meg Tully

The recent move to remove criminal penalties for 10 grams of marijuana or less has been heralded by its supporters as radical reform that would save state money, and alleviate a significant portion of drug-related arrests, which are racially imbalanced. But a hole in that legislation -- one that remains unaddressed -- is that drug paraphernalia remains criminal

GOP gubernatorial candidates call for new ideas at Hopkins debate

April 11th, 2014 | by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf

At the Johns Hopkins University campus Thursday evening, the GOP gubernatorial candidates were posed questions: Could you work with the other side of the aisle? How do you persuade Democrats to join your line of thinking, and the Republican party? More pertinently: Can you win

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