Mayor speaks to young Dems in Texas

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake jetted to San Antonio, Texas, to deliver a speech to the national convention of the Young Democrats of America, a group closely tied to the Democratic National Committee. Rawlings-Blake denounced the Republican Party for its positions on immigration reform and other issues in what was described as “a great keynote speech” on the YDA’s twitter feed. (Brew)

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O'Malley To Dedicate Renovated MARC Station

Governor Martin O'Malley and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will cut the ribbon Monday morning, on a newly renovated MARC train station in Halethorpe. (WBAL)

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Democrats put twist on speed dating

Jonathan Kachursky of Frederick had a good reason for showing up to a speed dating forum with Democrat candidates for Frederick alderman. "I have no idea who any of these people are," Kachursky, 19, said Saturday. "I want to meet them, and this is a good situation for that." The awkward moments of a first date were bypassed Saturday during a speed date forum hosted by the Young Democrats of Frederick County. (News-Post)

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Farmers concerned about lack of farm bill, but think something will pass eventually

Farmers across Carroll County are predicting that a federal farm bill will be passed before the expiration of the current agriculture laws Sept. 30, or at least before major changes take effect. But across the nation some have raised alarm bells about the effects of nothing being accomplished by Congress. (Carroll Co. Times)

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New zoning law will lighten Frederick County's workload

Opponents of long-term agreements between Frederick County government and developers soon will have to take their objections straight to the courthouse. County commissioners Thursday decided to change county code to match a new state law rerouting the appeals process for development rights and responsibilities agreements. (News-Post)

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Krebs runs for District 5 House seat

Incumbent Susan Krebs has filed to run for a seat in the 5th District of the Maryland House of Delegates for the upcoming 2014 election, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Frederick Co. Republican committee seeks auxiliary members

A local GOP group is looking to fill three open auxiliary positions. The positions on the Frederick County Republican Central Committee are nonvoting and were meant to strengthen the group in grass-roots organization, voter registration and information technology, among other things, the committee indicated in an announcement. (News-Post)

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New political group wants to boost city voter registration, turnout

 

Four years ago, about 23 percent of registered Annapolis voters cast ballots in the primary election for mayor and City Council. The 2009 general election turnout was a little more than 35 percent. (Capital)

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