O'Malley reappoints Anne Arundel school board members

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that he has reappointed two members of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education and appointed a third. Current board members Andrew Pruski of Gambrills and Teresa Milio Birge of Odenton were reappointed to five-year terms. The governor also appointed new student member Else Drooff of Arnold, who will serve a one-year term. (Capital)

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Informal FNP poll irks mayoral candidates

The Frederick News-Post's daily polls are meant to offer readers a fun way to weigh in. Two candidates for mayor took a recent poll seriously. The June 27 poll on fredericknewspost.com asked readers: If the election for Frederick mayor was held today, who would you vote for? The final results showed Delegate Galen Clagett with 43.4 percent of the vote; Alderwoman Karen Young with 17.4 percent; Mayor Randy McClement with 16.6 percent; and other candidates with less than 10 percent each. (News-Post)

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Chesapeake Beach mayor to head Maryland Municipal League

Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl was recently chosen as the president-elect of the Maryland Municipal League.“I’m very honored and pleased,” Wahl said of his election. During the annual MML convention June 23 to 26 in Ocean City, Wahl said he was elected president-elect of the organization. (Recorder)

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Cooper running for state delegate to help represent his generation

A 28-year-old North Bethesda man who said his generation is underrepresented in government is running for the Maryland House of Delegates in Montgomery County’s District 16, in part, to change that. Former Maryland General Assembly staffer Jordan P. Cooper, a Democrat, said the millennial generation — those born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s — was one of the hardest hit in the recent recession. (Gazette)

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Women to lead state's highest court

Maryland achieved several milestones Tuesday as Gov. Martin O'Malley named the first woman to lead what will be the first female majority on the state's top court. The appointments, announced Wednesday in Annapolis, mark a shift in a male-dominated profession and put Maryland among a minority of states with their highest courts led by women.

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Commissioners to discuss drone legislation

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to discuss legislation regarding drones, which are unmanned aerial vehicles, Thursday. (Carroll Co. Times)

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O'Malley swears in transportation secretary

Maryland's incoming transportation secretary says he's confident in the prospects of building the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, now that the state has new revenue to help pay for the light rail project.Jim Smith was sworn in to the job on Tuesday by Gov. Martin O'Malley. 

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Councilman Smith weighs next move in light of Jones ruling

Pete Smith could lose his seat following a court decision Monday that the County Council improperly ousted his predecessor.

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