The committee reviewing Frederick's charter will break its deliberations down into several groups of related topics as it consider the rules of the city's government.
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The Frederick County Board of Elections is moving from Montevue Lane to Riverside Five, adjacent to the 177-acre Riverside Research Park in Frederick, according to a press release.
A Florida judge has sanctioned former President Donald Trump and one of his attorneys, ordering them to pay nearly $1 million for filing a bogus lawsuit against Trump’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton. In a scathing decision Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks accuses Trump of filing frivolous lawsuits for political purposes in a “pattern of abuse of the courts.” In the wake of the sanctions, Trump on Friday withdrew his lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James. The case, in federal court in Florida, had also been before Middlebrooks.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore was sworn in as the state’s first Black governor on Wednesday, pledging to work for greater inclusion and economic equity while also focusing on improving education, fighting crime and climate change.
Former President Donald Trump will be joined by two of his highest-profile South Carolina supporters at the first public campaign event of his 2024 White House bid later this month in the early voting state. Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will be with Trump on Jan. 28 at the Statehouse in Columbia, where he will unveil his South Carolina leadership team. That's according to a person familiar with the plans who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. Trump’s campaign had previously announced the South Carolina event but hadn’t provided details.
Authorities have charged dozens of people accused of rioting in Brazil's capital to overturn former President Jair Bolsonaro’s recent election defeat. In a statement Monday, the prosecutor-general's office said it had filed charges against 39 people in connection to the Jan. 8 riots. The defendants have been charged with armed criminal association, violent attempt to subvert the democratic state of law, staging a coup and damage to public property. The riots bore a strong similarity to the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Congress by mobs who wanted to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss in November’s election. Trump was one of Bolsonaro's few foreign allies.
A few days before registered Thurmont voters decide on a controversial annexation, developer Daniel Cross — whose proposed project hinges on the annexation — held a meeting with residents on Thursday.
In one of his final acts as a Walkersville commissioner, Michael Bailey on Wednesday introduced a resolution that would tighten language in the town charter on phone participation and absences for the burgess and commissioners.
Walkersville will hold a candidate forum on Feb. 11 for residents to get to know candidates running in the Feb. 13 special election to fill a vacant council seat.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump is planning to hold the first public campaign event of his 2024 White House bid in the early-voting state of South Carolina.
ATLANTA — The special grand jury in Atlanta that has been investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia has finished its work, bringing the case closer to possible criminal charges against Trum…
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service delivered more than 54 million ballots for the midterm election, with nearly 99% of ballots delivered to election officials within three days, officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON — Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot early Saturday, overcoming holdouts from his own ranks and floor tensions boiling over after a chaotic week that tested the new GOP majority’s ability to govern.
Ousted Walkersville Commissioner Michael McNiesh had two opportunities from the town to be reappointed, but rejected both, according to the town and McNiesh.
Ousted Walkersville Commissioner Michael McNiesh rejected at least one offer from the town to be reappointed to the Town Commission, according to the town.
From closed session meetings with Amazon Web Services and threats from a nonprofit to close Sugarloaf Mountain, to the "People's Convoy" and President Joe Biden's visit to Western Maryland, here's a look back at politics and government in and around Frederick County in 2022.
With a new slate of officials at the state and local levels, Frederick leaders are looking to foster new relationships and burnish existing connections to advance the city’s interests.
Two more people have filed to run in Walkersville’s special election on Feb. 13, for a total of four, according to the town.
Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith is scheduled to be sworn in for his fifth term next week.
A second candidate for Walkersville’s Feb. 13 special election has been publicly named by the town.
Two people have filed to run in Walkersville's special election scheduled for Feb. 13, but the town is withholding their names.
After serving two terms as Frederick County's first executive, Jan Gardner said she isn't quite ready to disclose what's next for her career.
Walkersville Commissioner Michael Bailey announced his resignation Wednesday, creating a second vacancy on the town’s board of commissioners.