Three St. Mary's commissioners may not return

As many as three of the St. Mary’s County commissioners might not be aiming to return to their offices after the 2014 election, they indicated Tuesday as they talked of their political plans at a State of the County luncheon hosted by the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce. (Enterprise)

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Former Arundel employee during Leopold tenure accepts $110K to end lawsuit

A former Anne Arundel County government employee who claimed that then-County Executive John R. Leopold harassed her has settled a court case against the county for $110,000 plus attorneys' fees. Karla Hamner accepted the county government's offer of judgment Friday and her attorney, John M. Singleton, notified the federal court Tuesday. (Balt. Sun)

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Friendship Heights crowd agrees with Floreen: 'no' on bus rapid transit plan

Montgomery County’s proposed bus rapid transit plan had no defenders at an informational meeting Councilwoman Nancy M. Floreen held at the Friendship Heights Village Center Monday night. That included Floreen herself. “I’m not an advocate of this. I’m with you,” Floreen (D-At large) of Garrett Park told a critic of the plan in the audience. (Gazette)

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Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham to run for city delegate seat

Longtime Baltimore civil rights leader Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham is running for the House of Delegates from a Baltimore district represented by three incumbent Democrats. Cheatham, former president of the Baltimore chapters of the NAACP and Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will file as a Democrat in the 40th District in West and Northwest Baltimore. (Balt. Sun)

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Sept. 25 // Gansler launches campaign for governor

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched his campaign for governor Tuesday, casting himself as an anti-establishment Democrat overflowing with ideas for a state he loves and willing to take risks to accomplish them. "I am not your candidate if you want the status quo. I have never just gone along to get along," Gansler said before a crowd of about 300 in Rockville, the first stop in a six-day, 17-event statewide tour. With Tuesday's announcement, Gansler joins a competitive Democratic primary to succeed term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Balt. Sun)

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Montgomery council members urge more work on pedestrian safety

The numbers of Montgomery County pedestrians involved in and killed in traffic crashes are down, but several members of the County Council think the county still needs to be more pedestrian-friendly. (Gazette)

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Nine Greenbelt candidates vie for seven at-large council seats

Nine candidates are vying for the seven at-large Greenbelt district council seats in the upcoming election, including a homeless man who also ran in 2011. In addition to the seven incumbents, who are all running for re-election, two challengers have also filed to run in the Nov. 5 municipal election. (Gazette)

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Maryland turns down $200K grant repayment from Frederick County

The state has declined to accept the $200,000 grant repayment offered by Frederick County commissioners as part of their efforts to sell a public nursing home and assisted living center. Commissioners President Blaine Young said he learned that the state had returned the check sent by the county earlier this month. (News-Post)

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