Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

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Past articles by Alison:

Doug Gansler drops out of Maryland Democratic governor’s race as vote counts continue

Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler on Thursday became the latest candidate to concede in the Democratic governor’s race. → Read More

Baltimore County awaits results of tight primary races for state’s attorney, County Council

Baltimore County is awaiting results in highly competitive primary races that could shake up the county’s political landscape, and days of counting mail-in ballots are still ahead. → Read More

Five things to watch in the Baltimore County primary elections

In the Tuesday election, Baltimore County voters are choosing their primary nominees in races that include state’s attorney, the County Council and county executive. → Read More

Harford sheriff charges man running for Senate with making up child trafficking report for ‘political agenda’

A Baltimore man running for U.S. Senate is criminally charged in Harford County after authorities there allege he made a false report about child sex trafficking at an adult store. → Read More

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announces personnel changes, including departure of top aide

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszweski Jr. this week announced personnel changes in his administration, including the departure of a top aide, Drew Vetter. → Read More

Towson workers vote to form first Apple store union in nation

Workers at the Apple store in Towson have voted to unionize, becoming the first of the company’s U.S. employees to do so. → Read More

Under fire, Baltimore County schools superintendent defends his record

Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams is defending his record after coming under fire from members of the County Council who called for a search to replace him. → Read More

Baltimore County Council establishes police accountability board, bars people convicted of crimes from serving

The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously Thursday to create a police accountability board — but without several changes advocates for reform argued would have strengthened the panel, including having an independent legal counsel. → Read More

Baltimore County official who used months of sick leave to get paid is no longer on the payroll

A Baltimore County official who was paid for nearly a year after he stopped working, using months of sick time, is no longer on the county payroll. → Read More

More than 800 Baltimore County employees didn’t receive cost-of-living raises they were due, IG finds

More than 800 Baltimore County employees did not receive cost-of-living raises they were due in January because of an “antiquated compensation system,” the county’s inspector general found. → Read More

Maryland gas prices set to surge above $4 per gallon Sunday as monthlong tax holiday expires

Expect Maryland gasoline prices to jump about 40 cents this weekend as a 30-day gas tax holiday expires. → Read More

Former Baltimore County NAACP head Tony Fugett to challenge Izzy Patoka for County Council

Tony Fugett is running for Baltimore County Council in a district that was at the center of the county’s redistricting conflict against incumbent Izzy Patoka. Both are Democrats. → Read More

Baltimore County Council approves contract to review inspector general, ethics laws

Baltimore County Council members on Monday approved paying a contractor $99,000 to help review ethics laws and study the inspector general’s office. → Read More

Baltimore County breaking public-records laws, former top administrator alleges in lawsuit

Fred Homan claims in the lawsuit that the county has violated the Maryland Public Information Act by refusing to turn over thousands of emails and by charging unreasonable fees for public records related to an agreement with a firefighter over retirement benefits. → Read More

Baltimore firefighter undergoes surgery after falling through floor, union says

The cause of the Penn North fire is under investigation, the fire department said. → Read More

Key hearing in Maryland unemployment lawsuits delayed until Monday

A court hearing over whether Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should be prevented from withdrawing the state from enhanced federal unemployment programs has been postponed until Monday. → Read More

Key hearing in Maryland unemployment lawsuits delayed until Monday

A court hearing over whether Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should be prevented from withdrawing the state from enhanced federal unemployment programs has been postponed until Monday. → Read More

Lawyers rush to get Maryland unemployment lawsuits reviewed with clock ticking on benefits

Attorneys with the Public Justice Center and the Unemployed Workers Union, which organized the separate lawsuits, scrambled Thursday to get a last-minute hearing scheduled in Baltimore Circuit Court before the state stops paying the benefits Friday. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan faces second lawsuit over federal unemployment benefits

Six unemployed Marylanders allege that the state — which plans to end the jobless aid Saturday — has violated its duties under state law and the Maryland Constitution to secure federal benefits for eligible residents. → Read More

Most Marylanders on unemployment are on federal programs. Those end this week.

Roughly eight of every 10 Marylanders receiving unemployment benefits are set to lose them after July 3 due to Gov. Larry Hogan's decision to end the state's participation in federal unemployment programs extended during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More