O'Malley uses Sharpton show to tout Maryland

Gov. Martin O'Malley followed his Wednesday afternoon speech on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC program to hold up Maryland as an example of a state that is striving toward justice. (Balt. Sun)

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Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains "our great unfinished business." (Balt. Sun)

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Democratic candidates stress experience, avoid conflict at forum

Democratic candidates for Frederick city office emphasized their experience Wednesday — and largely avoided conflict with one another — at their second forum of the week. Mayoral and aldermanic candidates talked about what they have done for the city so far that would qualify them to serve for the next four years during the forum, which was hosted by The Frederick News-Post and WFMD. (News-Post)

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August 28 // O’Malley to assess progress as Maryland governor in forums

With the end of his tenure nearing, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will launch a series of events Wednesday aimed at assessing how much progress his administration has made on key goals and what more should be done. (Wash. Post)

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Rockville names new human resources director

After more than a year without a permanent director of human resources, the city of Rockville has named someone to the empty post. Karen Marshall, who is currently the director of human resources in Fort Worth, Texas, is expected to start her job in Rockville Oct. 7, according to a city news release. (Gazette)

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O’Malley crafting two-minute speech for March commemoration on Wednesday

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) was working Tuesday night to personally craft the two minutes of remarks he is scheduled to deliver at Wednesday’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a spokeswoman said. (Wash. Post)

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Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race

Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. plans to run to become Baltimore's top prosecutor, and will use a streamed video Wednesday and press conference next week to kick off his bid. (Balt. Sun)

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Hearing in Daryl Jones case set for Sept. 9

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge will hear former County Councilman Daryl Jones' case against the county on Sept. 9. Jones, a Severn Democrat, was removed from the council in January 2012 after receiving a five-month federal prison sentence for failure to file a tax return. He immediately sued the council, and the case made it to the Maryland Court of Appeals. (Capital)

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