CONOWINGO (AP) — When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit: trapping sediment and silt before it could flow miles downstream and poll…

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he won’t spend about $245 million set aside by lawmakers for a variety of initiatives, because he disapproves of how the money was fenced off at a time when the state needs to be more fiscally responsible.

BALTIMORE (AP) — When the opportunity to become executive director of the Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland first presented itself to her in 2011, Naijha Wright-Brown declined. At that time, she had just opened Land of Kush — a vegetarian soul-food restaurant in Seton Hill — with husband …

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Journalists honored the five Capital Gazette employees who were shot to death in their newsroom last year by unveiling a plaque Friday with the names of the dead in a garden next to five rosebushes.

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Standing ovations. A surge in subscriptions. Hugs from random readers. At a time when journalists are being vilified as “the enemy of the people,” staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper are feeling the embrace of a grateful community, one year after a gunman went on …

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday he’ll keep pushing for redistricting reform in the state, after the Supreme Court ruled federal courts have no role to play in the dispute over partisan line-drawing of congressional districts.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that partisan gerrymandering of congressional and legislative districts is none of its business, a decision that leaves state officials free from federal court challenges to their plans to shape districts to blatantly help their parties.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a government funding bill that includes increased federal funds for the Chesapeake Bay Program.

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered that the trial for a man charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland to be held in two parts and granted a request for more time to conduct a mental health review by the state health department.

GLEN BURNIE — With 15 months until the Oct. 1, 2020, deadline for federal REAL ID compliance, more than half of Maryland’s five million licensed drivers and ID card holders have provided the required REAL ID documents. Through education, outreach and initiatives such as increased staff and e…