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College Park, MD, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

U.S. Supreme Court declines Dan Cox’s request to review early ballot counting by Maryland election boards

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined the request of former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox to review a judge’s decision allowing Maryland to count mail-in ballots before Election Day in November. → Read More

Maryland allows Super Bowl bets from the coin toss to the Gatorade color, unlike many states

Maryland is among the most permissive in the nation on what creative sports bets are allowed, including novelty bets on the upcoming Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. → Read More

As legal battle delved further into Angelos family’s personal, financial dealings, they agree to drop lawsuits

Orioles owner Peter Angelos' closest relatives have agreed to end their lawsuits against one another over control of the ailing patriarch's businesses and fortune. → Read More

Parties drop lawsuits in Angelos v. Angelos case over Orioles’ owner’s fortune

Orioles owner Peter Angelos' closest relatives have agreed to end their lawsuits against each other over control of the ailing patriarch's businesses and fortune. → Read More

Orioles to decline 5-year Camden Yards lease extension, say new long-term agreement would revitalize stadium district

The Orioles' Camden Yards lease expires at the end of 2023, and two sources say the baseball team expects to reach new agreement by then with the Maryland Stadium Authority. → Read More

President Joe Biden to tout job creation, labor agreements during Baltimore visit Monday

President Joe Biden will tout job creation and labor agreements during a visit to Baltimore on Monday to highlight a $6 billion, federally funded project to replace the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, which dates to the Civil War era, according to the White House. → Read More

New governor to replace Maryland Stadium Authority chair Thomas Kelso

New Gov. Wes Moore plans to replace Maryland Stadium Authority Chairman Thomas Kelso. → Read More

New Maryland Gov. Wes Moore celebrates inauguration at Baltimore ball: ‘Party responsibly. You all earned that.’

“You all came out tonight!” Wes Moore told the packed crowd inside the cavernous main hall of the Baltimore Convention Center at the “People’s Ball.” “I’ve done a fair bit of speaking today,” he said, adding that now was the time to celebrate. → Read More

Maryland U.S. Rep. Andy Harris gets subcommittee chairmanship, won’t call on Rep. George Santos to resign

Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s only Republican in Congress, will chair an Appropriations subcommittee in the new, GOP-controlled House. → Read More

As Marylanders tackle mobile sports betting, experts say it’s harder than it looks

As Marylanders finally try mobile sports betting, experts say it’s fun but harder than it looks. Their advice: Set a spending limit and stick to it. → Read More

6 sports betting tips for beginners

Mobile sports betting is new and hot in Maryland. Here are a half-dozen strategy tips from experts. → Read More

Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks to perform at M&T Bank Stadium as Ravens seek to bring more big concert acts to Baltimore

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks will perform at M&T Bank Stadium, part of a push to bring more big concert acts to the downtown Baltimore venue that is home to the Ravens. → Read More

With new stadium lease, Ravens eye upgrades to bring fans ‘closer to the live action’

With a new M&T Bank Stadium lease in place, the Baltimore Ravens want to bring fans “closer to the live action” with upgrades that could include allowing a limited number to access the lowest level. → Read More

Maryland congressman Andy Harris sticks with anti-McCarthy voters in second day of US House speaker struggle

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland voted three times for Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida for speaker of the House. → Read More

Maryland congressman Andy Harris again refuses to vote for Kevin McCarthy for U.S. House speaker

Maryland Congressman Andy Harris voted in the first round for former Rep. Lee Zeldin for speaker of the U.S. House. → Read More

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin reveals cancer diagnosis

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday that he was diagnosed with cancer. → Read More

‘It’s personal’: Maryland Democrats say US electoral count bill elicits searing Jan. 6 memories

Searing memories of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol haunt Maryland lawmakers as they prepare to vote on legislation that would better protect the results of a presidential election from being dismissed or overturned. → Read More

Maryland sports bettor wins $714,000 by picking 3 huge underdogs with losing records. He was ‘afraid to watch the games.’

A recent bet at a Maryland casino paid off on steep odds, setting a record for a win there. → Read More

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. candidate Gordana Schifanelli’s bid for GOP state chair is rebuffed in flare-up over filing deadline

Maryland Republican Gordana Schifanelli, who failed in her election bid for lieutenant governor, has been rebuffed in her attempt to become the new state party chair in a heated dispute over the filing deadline. → Read More

White House touts economic initiatives at ‘Maryland Summit’ attended by Olszewski and others

The White House hosted a “Maryland summit” on Wednesday for elected officials from around the state, touting the Biden administration’s pandemic “rescue plan” and its efforts to help the state improve roads, bridges and transit systems. → Read More