Maryland voters approve gambling, shift in budget control

An early voter takes time to photograph herself before the opening of the Girls Inc. polling place in Hagerstown Md., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. At 7 a.m., a line of several dozen people began to enter the facility's gymnasium to cast their ballots for president and in other state and local races. (Kevin G. Gilbert/The Herald-Mail via AP)

Maryland governors will have less control over the state budget in the future. The change to the state’s budget process is one of two amendments to the state Constitution approved by voters; the second moves the state closer to sports ...

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Trump seeks to stop voting, but only counting remains

File- This Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, shows voters casting ballots during early voting in Atlanta. Georgia Democrats are outraged over a bill pending in the state legislature that would limit counties to offering only one weekend day for early voting per election. But Republicans argue that Georgians should have equal access to the polls during federal and state elections, with each county having the same number of early-voting opportunities. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’ll take the presidential election to the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear what he means in a country in which vote tabulations routinely continue beyond Election Day, and states largely set the rules for ...

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EXPLAINER: From the 2020 election, some new political terms

A mail-in official ballot for the 2020 General Election in the United States is shown Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Havertown, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

WASHINGTON — “So 2020” is a new phrase that made its way into America’s political lexicon this year. It has come to describe all things unexpected, unsettling and unprecedented. This includes the vitriolic political discourse that has deepened the partisan ...

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What’s at stake in Maryland this Election Day

Voters fill out their ballots at the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Maryland on Oct. 26, the first day of in-person early voting. Early word was that Election Day voting at the 320 vote centers in the state was going smoothly. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP, File)

ANNAPOLIS — While many Maryland voters have already mailed in their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic or voted in person at early voting centers, those who waited for Election Day will be voicing their choice for president and the state’s ...

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Business owners along stalled Purple Line seeking help from Md.

Del. Jheanelle Wilkins, D-Montgomery, at the podium with Del. Lorig Charkoudian, D-Montgomery, and Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich behind her as they stand in front of Evita’s, a now-closed clothing store near the Purple Line route in Takoma Park. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

TAKOMA PARK — Business owners along a stretch of University Parkway between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are feeling the pinch as they struggle to keep their doors open amid a pandemic and a stalled major transportation project. State lawmakers earlier ...

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Baltimore police hiring more officers than they’re losing

Baltimore police officials say that they're hiring more officers than they are losing for the first time in years. But the officials also said that more work needs to be done to address staffing shortages.

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The demise of an Annapolis power broker

Comptroller Peter Franchot, seated, and his former longtime top aide, Len Foxwell. Foxwell was widely considered the architect of Franchot's political transformation and his take-no-prisoners style often made him a polarizing figure for both Democrats and Republicans. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Natasha Guynes arrived at the state treasury building Sept. 29 on an unseasonably warm fall day in Annapolis for a visit that, on the surface, seemed like so many others that transpire in the state’s capital. Guynes had just launched ...

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Health experts cite virus’s effect on Md.’s Latino community

The Cheverly Health Center in Cheverly, Maryland, has offered free coronavirus tests. (Photo by Ryan McFadden/Capital News Service)

Latino communities in Maryland have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic because of shared housing situations, lack of access to government benefits and distrust in health officials, experts told a legislative panel last month.

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