Meet the candidate: Karen Young for mayor

The Frederick News-Post invited candidates in this year’s Frederick mayor and Board of Aldermen election to give their thoughts on some of the city’s issues. We will publish their responses over the next few weeks leading up to the Sept. 10 primary election. Current Alderwoman Karen Young is a Democratic candidate for mayor. (News-Post)

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Carroll congressmen discuss possible US action in Syria

With both Democrats and Republicans in Washington hesitant to support a military strike on Syria for allegedly using chemical warfare, Carroll’s congressmen have a mixed approach on a future strike. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-District 8, said he believed the draft resolution requested by President Barack Obama was “too broad and loosely written.” (Carr. Co. Times)

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Marijuana decriminalization bill heads back to Maryland legislature

A bill making possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil rather than criminal offense will be introduced in the coming state legislative session, after failing to advance this year. Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Dist. 11) of Owings Mills said he will “absolutely” introduce a decriminalization bill in the 2014 General Assembly session. (Gazette)

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Kullen announces run for state delegate seat representing Calvert County

A familiar face to Southern Maryland has been knocking on doors for three weeks now, campaigning to reclaim a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. Sue Kullen (D) of Port Republic announced she is running for the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Calvert County in District 27C. (Gazette)

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Montgomery County Republicans hear from lieutenant governor candidate

Taking a hard look at Maryland’s taxes and government agencies will be a key part of David Craig’s administration if he’s elected governor in 2014, his running mate told a group of Montgomery County Republicans Tuesday. (Gazette)

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Miller joins voices urging minimum wage hike

A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act. "Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said. "I think it's time to increase the minimum wage. It's just a matter of figuring out how to do it without laying people off." (Balt. Sun)

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Race for new Anne Arundel district begins

A former Anne Arundel County school board president this week kicked off the race for the county's newest legislative seat. Edward “Ned” Carey, a Democrat from Brooklyn Park, announced his candidacy for the House of Delegates in District 31A. (Capital)

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Sept. 6 // Md. Gov. O'Malley meets with Saylor family

Gov. Martin O'Malley is committed to improving police training for dealing with people with developmental disabilities, his spokeswoman said Thursday after the Democratic governor met with the family of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three Frederick County sheriff's deputies in January. (Associated Press/Capital)

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