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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 5, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Talk at the area labor council's biennial dinner Wednesday centered largely around November's election. Union representatives were clear about their choices for national, state and local elections. And candidates said they wanted to support unions, working people and the middle class. U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, D-Md., was the guest speaker at the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council dinner at the Elks Club on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. Sarbanes' said several times that the Bush administration is anti-labor and anti-working people.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 30, 2011
An encouraged Del. Neil Parrott was in the Maryland Secretary of State’s office in Annapolis on Thursday night, where organizers of a petition drive challenging in-state tuition for illegal immigrants were about to deliver 74,980 signatures. That would put the total number of signatures on a petition seeking a voter referendum on the law at more than 100,000, according to Parrott, R-Washington. Parrott said he and other organizers were still organizing names in the secretary of state’s office at 9:30 p.m.  He said they planned to turn over the petition signatures by 10 p.m. Parrott said he did not have a feel for how many might be valid, but he felt it was a “good percentage.” Signatures in the petition drive had to be handed in by midnight.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | March 1, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Voter turnout percentages in primary elections for the City of Hagerstown have remained flat for the past several elections, and the county's elections director isn't expecting any major changes this year. "There's just voter apathy all the time," said Washington County Board of Elections Director Dorothy Kaetzel, who has been with the board since 1980. "A lot of people just only vote for president. " The city's primary election is Tuesday, March 8. Ten Democrats are vying for nomination to five spots on the May 17 general election ballot.
NEWS
by HEATHER C. SMATHERS | June 7, 2004
BOONSBORO Editor's note. This is the first in a series of stories examining the history of towns in Washington County. heathers@herald-mail.com More than 200 years ago, would-be landowners were leaving more congested areas and higher prices to find affordable land. The quest for land led two brothers to Western Maryland, where they settled and established the town of Boonsboro. While the town was not officially founded until 1792, its roots reach to the late 1770s, when Lord Baltimore offered land to German farmers who were fleeing rising land costs in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
Bill Kohler | April 30, 2011
Greg Ochoa. Amy Churchman. Marilyn Smith. Pat Heefner. Ashley Newcomer. Rita Daywalt. Emilee Eckels Bakner. Pat Heraty. Sam Miller. Larry Eberly. John Alleman. Gary Gontz. Bob Ziobrowski. Steven C. Rock. Mark A. Bumbaugh. Glenn Manns. Richard Swartz. Andrea Malmont. David Phillip Miracle. Do you know any of these folks? Not really, you say? If you live in Franklin County, Pa., and aren't familiar with at least some of these 19 names, you should be. These are people who mean a lot more to you than you might think.
NEWS
by HEATHER C. SMATHERS | September 22, 2005
More than 200 years ago, would-be landowners were leaving more congested areas and higher prices to find affordable land. The quest for land led two brothers to Western Maryland, where they settled and established the town of Boonsboro. While the town was not officially founded until 1792, its roots reach to the late 1770s, when Lord Baltimore offered land to German farmers who were fleeing rising land costs in Pennsylvania. Baltimore hoped the farmers would settle the land and help Western Maryland prosper, Douglas Bast, a historian and longtime Boonsboro resident, said in 2004.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | February 17, 2013
I recently received an e-mail containing the reposting of a blog written by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, the spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Yeshurun in Teaneck, N.J., and a well-known conservative blogger. The rabbi's comments from his blog (several of which I will quote in this column) are both enlightening and, in the end, alarming. Pruzansky writes: “The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo - for the incumbent president and for a divided Congress.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | September 10, 2006
Primary elections seldom give any real clues about the mood of the electorate beyond what is already known. True, Democrats in Connecticut made it clear recently that they are strongly against the war in Iraq. But then, we already knew that. And in Florida, Republicans went with Katherine Harris, even after she raised a ruckus by proclaiming that electing nonChristains was basically an endorsement of sin. So Florida Republicans are religious. Stop the presses. Likewise, Tuesday's Washington County Commissioner election isn't likely to offer us much insight beyond the basic winners and losers.
NEWS
by ALAN SOKOL | August 22, 2006
A few weeks ago, I interviewed Kendel Ehrlich, the wife of Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, about what teens should do to get involved in the political world. The interview was released as a podcast on Alan's Yak, at antpod.com. Here is a hold-in-your-hands version of the interview: Alan Sokol: Is this your first podcast? Kendel Ehrlich: It is my first podcast! But I'd like your listeners to know that I do have an iPod. ... Mine only has music on it so far. Alan: Why should teenagers be interested in politics?
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | October 11, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Population growth has been a mainstay topic in local elections in recent years and it remains a dominant issue this year as Jefferson County Commission member Jane Tabb prepares to defend her seat from challenger Frances Morgan in the upcoming Nov. 7 general election. The candidates say growth and how to manage it has generated considerable interest from county residents this year and that was further proved when a candidate's forum Sept. 17 in Scrabble, W.Va.
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