Rep. Elijah Cummings to attend memorial for Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings will be among 26 congressmen traveling to South Africa to attend memorial services for revered leader Nelson Mandela Tuesday in FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City in Soweto. It was at that stadium in July 2010 that Mandela made his last public appearance at the World Cup final. Mandela, who died Thursday evening at the age of 95, will be buried Dec. 15 in his hometown of Qunu, following a traditional 10 days of mourning. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore state’s attorney gets slug of state money

The office of Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein has received over $900,000 in state grants that will cover the salaries of six prosecutors and support two of his court initiatives. The bulk of the funds will go to the “Immediate Charging Project” aimed at reducing the often-lengthy delays in processing juveniles who are arrested and waiting for the disposition of their cases at the Juvenile Justice Center. (Brew)

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New Annapolis Mayor Pantelides sees jobs as key in city's anti-drug efforts

Mayor Mike Pantelides’ efforts to curtail drug abuse in Annapolis could lead to a focus on job programs for public and subsidized housing communities in the city. Most arrests on charges related to controlled dangerous substances in the city since Jan. 1 have occurred near public or subsidized housing, according to a map provided by the Annapolis Police Department. (Capital)

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Mikulski takes Eastern Shore jobs tour

U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., this week embarked on a three-stop Eastern Shore jobs tour to meet with local business owners and community leaders to discuss jobs in the Lower Shore. “I believe the best social program is a job, and that no one should have to leave the Shore to get a job,” Mikulski said. (Star Dem.)

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Ex-Secret Service agent seeking Md. seat: Everyone’s a ‘de facto criminal’ now

Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who’s now campaigning in Maryland for a congressional seat, said the biggest threat facing the nation is the massive bureaucracy that’s driving out common sense politics. His big concern, he said to The Blaze: What’s happening to the Constitution? (Wash. Times)

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Dec. 6 // Mizeur picks up backing of Montgomery police group in Maryland campaign for governor

Maryland Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montgomery) has picked up an endorsement of her 2014 bid for governor from a police group representing 1,200 officers in her home county, her campaign announced Thursday. “Together we will change the status quo in Annapolis and get to work on sensible reforms to our criminal justice system that improve public safety and protect our officers in the line of duty,” Mizeur said as she accepted the support of the Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35. (Wash. Post)

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Brown takes some responsibility for health site woes

Amid continued criticism from a political rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown took some responsibility Thursday for the dismal performance of Maryland's online health insurance exchange. "Everyone that was involved in starting up the exchange is responsible and that includes me," Brown told reporters after touring a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Silver Spring for a campaign event. He pledged to make himself available to the news media for regular updates on progress implementing federal health reform in the state. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland gubernatorial candidate Lollar to open campaign headquarters in Annapolis

Charles Lollar, a Republican candidate for governor, will open his campaign headquarters in Annapolis on Saturday. The move adds to a growing role in the June Republican primary for Anne Arundel County. (Capital)

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