Annapolis

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Maryland maltsters optimistic industry can grow

In Havre de Grace, there’s a red barn with a white door on Level Road. It looks like your average dairy farm, but on the inside, there are no cows in sight. Instead, the barn is filled with machinery — and bags and bags of barley.

Malted barley’s additional uses

Beer is almost as old as time, or at least the time of ancient civilizations. Ancient Greek soldier Xenophon even wrote about beer and the barley malt floating in it. Though malted barley was utilized mainly for beer back then, its products have expanded.

​Judge limits notes from psychiatric evaluation in Capital Gazette shooting case

Judge Laura Ripken ruled on the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office request in the Capital Gazette shooting trial to access materials that defense experts used to make conclusions concerning the defendant’s mental health, should the case reach the criminal responsibility phase of proceedings.

Former Md. delegate pleads guilty to wire fraud charge

GREENBELT, Maryland — Former Maryland Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud charge in the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, after prosecutors say she used an undisclosed PayPal account to defraud campaign contributors. Gaines,…

Annapolis remembers Cummings as ‘giant of a man with a gentle soul’

Elijah Cummings became known to the nation as a Democratic leader in Congress. But his roots in public service are in Annapolis, where he is being remembered fondly by officials from both parties.

Election to fill congressional seat expected for next year

The U.S. Constitution requires that vacancies in the House of Representatives be filled by an election.

Hogan orders traffic solutions for ongoing Bay Bridge fixes

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said Wednesday that he was “furious” about the traffic backups around the Bay Bridge in recent weeks that have resulted from a resurfacing project on the westbound span’s right lane.

Charges against Md. delegate add to state corruption history

Former Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a federal wire fraud charge, adding to an already-long list of Maryland lawmakers — largely Democrats — who have been convicted, charged or reprimanded for corruption or other ethical issues in recent years.

Hogan directs wrongfully convicted to be paid; post office renovations approved

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said payments to five men wrongfully imprisoned in Maryland would be awarded in two weeks, at the next meeting of the Maryland Board of Public Works. On Wednesday, the board also approved a $9.7 million payment to continue converting a onetime post office in downtown Annapolis into offices for the governor’s staff.

Judge orders mental evaluation remain private in criminal phase of Capital Gazette trial

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken ruled during a Friday motions hearing that attorneys in the Capital Gazette shooting trial are not to discuss the findings of the defendant’s mental health evaluation during the guilt or innocence phase of proceedings.