Howard council member Sigaty to run for third term

District 4 County Council member Mary Kay Sigaty announced that she will seek a third term on the council. Sigaty, who had been rumored to be considering a run for a delegate seat in wide-open District 12, said she came to her decision after much reflection during a vacation in Maine. (Patuxent)

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Frazier, Biller file for Carroll County commissioners seats

Dennis E. Frazier, of Westminster, and Barbara Joan Biller, of New Windsor, have filed to run for Carroll County commissioner seats, according to the Carroll County Board of Elections. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Anne Arundel's temporary councilman Pete Smith looks ahead

What’s next for County Councilman Daryl Jones will be working to re-establish trust with his constituents in District 1, said former councilman Pete Smith, who handed back the seat on Monday. What’s next for himself, Smith said, is just taking a nap. (Capital)

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Bethesda Republican Meyer Marks out of governor's race

The gubernatorial race has shrunk by one candidate since Meyer Marks, of Bethesda, announced Friday that he was no longer in the running. That leaves Harford County Executive David Craig, Anne Arundel Del. Ronald George (Dist. 30) of Annapolis and Waldorf businessman Charles Lollar seeking the Republican nomination. (Gazette)

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Annapolis City Council to search for common ground on City Dock

Come Monday, the City Council will consider changes to master plans for redeveloping Annapolis’ downtown waterfront. But don’t expect a vote. (Capital)

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Sept. 20 // Site tours, public hearings on three Prince George’s casino sites set for next month

Maryland’s search for its sixth casino site will intensify next month as a state commission plans to visit the three Prince George’s County locations where gambling companies want to operate. The commission announced Thursday that it will travel during the week of Oct. 21 to National Harbor, Rosecroft Raceway and a nearby vacant parcel in Fort Washington — the three locations identified by gambling companies competing for a single license. (Wash. Post)

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Brown’s rivals in Md. governor’s race question one-candidate rule on AFL-CIO endorsement

As things stand now, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) should have a big advantage as he seeks the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, one of the most sought-after backers in the 2014 governor’s race for Democrats. That’s because Brown is the only candidate to have qualified for consideration by the Maryland chapter of the labor organization. Under new rules adopted this year, the AFL-CIO has said it will only consider endorsing statewide candidates that filed with the Board of Elections by the close of business on Thursday. (Wash. Post)

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Gansler previews bid for Maryland governor with a video casting him as a fighter

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, who plans to launch his 2014 campaign for governor next week, offered supporters a preview of his message Thursday with a nearly six-minute video that portrays him as someone who fights for his beliefs. (Wash. Post)

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