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Marylander pledges to repair, unite national Democratic party

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:05:26 GMT

Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez, of Maryland, pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election. Speaking in television interviews, Perez indicated that an important first step was ... Complete access to news articles on this website is available to Daily Record subscribers who are logged in.




Financial experts push tax season as prime time to start saving

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:59:57 GMT

April Bradley never imagined she'd be where she is today: picking out paint colors and furniture for a Baltimore rowhouse with her name on the property title. Six years ago, Bradley was a 27-year-old single mother more concerned about paying the monthly bills and making rent than whether she'd ever own a home, send her son to college or retire.




Winter tornado rips through Charles Co.

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:04:24 GMT

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a rare winter tornado struck southern Maryland on Saturday. The tornado is one of only three on record to touch down in the state during the month of February.




Legislative session crosses halfway mark

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:17:33 GMT

The annual 90-day period of crafting new laws reached the 45-day milestone Friday. The session, so far, has been remarkably quiet - promising a frenetic six weeks ahead as lawmakers rush to pass a wide variety of measures before adjourning on April 10. Legislators have a full plate this year, with ample hot-button issues to consider, such as whether to implement a paid sick leave policy statewide and what to do about the approaching end to a moratorium on fracking in Maryland.




Md. winemaker series set to hop-scotch around the state on Sundays in March

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:03:50 GMT

The Maryland Wineries Association has talked about ways to complement its already popular series of summer festivals and broaden it audience. No question the first Winemaker Series is a response to that goal.




Guinness fights local brewers

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:50:45 GMT

Earlier this month, international liquor conglomerate Diageo announced plans to open a new Guinness brewery and taproom in in Relay, Md. The $50 million brewery-taproom facility would be the first Guinness-making operation on U.S. soil in over 60 years and bring in an estimated 70 jobs , according to Diageo.




Tom Perez advised Ted K, worked on garbage truck

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:33:33 GMT

Newly elected Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez will bring decades of public service - stretching from a county commission in Maryland to the Department of Labor - to the tough task of uniting his fractured party after the bruising election of President Trump and the weakening of state parties under President Obama. Perez, 55, was raised in Buffalo, N.Y., by parents who are both immigrants from the Dominican Republic.




Slim home pickings for Millennials

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:31:05 GMT

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents' basements, if not permanently locked out of the housing market.




1 Arrested in High-Speed Chase with Baby in Car

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:42:16 GMT

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Virginia Lawmakers Wrap Up Session Focused On Budget

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:39:38 GMT

Virginia lawmakers have finished their work for the 2017 legislative session, a six week sprint that saw bipartisan cooperation on some issues, such as treating opioid addiction. The General Assembly adjourned Saturday after lawmakers gave final approval to the budget bill, the biggest task of this year's session.




Maryland wants to get out of the slot machine business

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:24:25 GMT

After a nearly a decade of losing money, Maryland wants out of the business of owning slot machines once and for all. The state has reaped billions from legalized gambling, but the slot machines cost as much as $30,000 apiece, plus $2,000 a year in maintenance.




Disparities in university system has spurred lawsuit that cost Maryland $2.2M in attorney fees

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:24:24 GMT

Advocates for Maryland's historically black colleges sued the state for running a segregated university system more than a decade ago. Now, with the 2006 lawsuit back in federal court, the costs are again piling up for the Maryland Higher Education Commission.




Maryland judges, commissioners already shifting away from cash bail as reform debate continues

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:12:19 GMT

In the months since Maryland's attorney general said the state's cash bail system violates the constitutional rights of the poor, judges and court commissioners have been requiring fewer criminal defendants to put up money for their freedom. Now they're holding more defendants without bail instead, according to data obtained by The Baltimore Sun.




'A real problem in our county' -- Prince George's lawmakers back domestic-violence bill

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:57:29 GMT

The statistics tell the story, said state Sen. J.J. Peters, who represents the county: In the span of a year, from mid-2015 to 2016, 18 of the 55 domestic homicides in Maryland happened in Prince George's County. "We pop off the page" when you look at the statistics, Peters said.




Justin Duncan Hunt v. State of Maryland

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:41:56 GMT

Criminal law -- Sufficiency of the evidence -- Robbery and second-degree assault Convicted of robbery and second degree assault following a jury trial, in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Justin Hunt, appellant contends that the evidence was not sufficient to support his convictions. Read the opinion here: Complete access to news articles on this website is available to Daily Record subscribers who are logged in.




Maryland woman 'shoots and kills son, 17, during argument'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:55:37 GMT

Officers responded around 9pm Thursday to a report of a shooting and found 17-year-old Christopher Perry suffering from a gunshot wound Officers responded around 9pm Thursday to a report of a shooting and found 17-year-old Christopher Perry suffering from a gunshot wound, Prince George's County Police said in a statement Friday.




Marylander a leading contender for Democratic Party leader

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:49:30 GMT

As the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee comes to a close, a former Maryland politician has positioned himself as one of the front-runners. Thomas Perez, former labor secretary under President Barack Obama and a former secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, emerged as a top contender for the DNC post after he announced his candidacy on Dec. 15. The other front-runner is Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.