Supreme Court Declines Somerset County Case of Mistaken Shooting

A jury will decide whether a Somerset County police officer’s shooting of a suspect was an innocent mistake or one worth $1.2 million after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

Anne Arundel Voters Could Shape 4th District Race

Anne Arundel County could play a pivotal role in the newly aligned 4th Congressional District race, even though no candidate from there has officially entered the race.

Maryland Slow to Report Mental Health Problems to Gun Background Check Database

A new report has found Maryland lax in reporting mental health and substance abuse records to a national database used to run background checks on gun purchasers.

Republicans Outnumber Democrats Gunning for Bartlett’s Congressional Seat

More Republicans than Democrats have signed up to try to unseat Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Frederick, in the April primary, even though boundary changes made during redistricting favor Democrats in the general election.

Young, Underemployed Graduates Make Pitch for Obama Jobs Program

Braden Dauer has been looking for a government or political job since he graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009, but despite putting in hundreds of applications he’s still underemployed. He joined other youth in support of President Obama’s jobs program.

Romney Wins Maryland — In Early Presidential Money Race

Maryland residents have donated nearly $1 million to Republican presidential candidates so far this year — with Mitt Romney ahead — despite the state’s true blue reputation.

Ex-Agent Looks to Defeat Cardin

The last time Maryland had a Republican senator, Ronald Reagan was president and now-U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., was serving his first term in Congress, but that history hasn’t deterred ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino from entering next year’s Senate race.

Frederick Co. Sheriff Lauds Immigration Enforcement Program

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins Wednesday joined other law enforcement officials on Capitol Hill to laud a strict immigration enforcement program that some groups have criticized as ineffective.

Supreme Court Passes on UMBC Student Group’s Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to hear arguments in a case in which a University of Maryland, Baltimore County pro-life student group claims its free speech was inhibited by having to relocate a graphic anti-abortion display.

Maryland Leaders, Mail Workers Rally for Bill to Save Post Office

Congressmen and union workers rallied here Tuesday in support of a bill that could help revive the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service by allowing the agency access to $21 billion paid into its retirement fund.