Navy Appointment Years In The Making For Decatur Graduate

Katie Hofman will be shipping out to Annapolis at the end of June to join the other midshipmen in the Naval Academy's Class of 2021. Hofman's appointment to the Naval Academy is the culmination of an application process that began in her sophomore year of high school at Decatur and has continued through a post-grad year at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania.


In a March 9 Books , Jacob Brogan misidentified John Darnielle's novel Wolf in White Van as Wolf in a White Van . In a March 9 Slatest , Josh Voorhees misstated the work histories of the two D.C. restaurateurs suing Donald Trump.

Van Hollen marks a new era for Maryland in the senate

For almost a decade Maryland has had the same look in Senate, but now that's changed with former congressman now Senator, Chris Van Hollen. Like retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Van Hollen will sit on the Senate's Appropriations committee meaning he'll be able to chime in when the state needs federal monies.

Politicians ask Justice Department about talks on Baltimore police

Maryland congressional lawmakers have asked the U.S. Justice Department about the status of talks on reforming Baltimore's troubled police department, according to a letter released on Tuesday. The letter from Maryland's senators, a senator-elect and three congressmen said they were hearing growing concern from constituents about delays in drafting the settlement.

Szeliga, Md. Senate candidate, says she’s ‘appalled’ by Trump remarks

Maryland Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga called on Donald Trump late Friday to "sincerely apologize to all women immediately" for lewd comments he made in 2005, but did not say whether she still planned to back the GOP presidential nominee. Szeliga, a state legislator from Baltimore County and the minority whip in the House of Delegates, is running against U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski .

Senate passes spending bill after separate Flint aid deal

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The Senate on Wednesday passed a GOP-sponsored spending bill that Democrats had previously blocked because it didn't contain aid for Flint to recover from its water crisis. Lawmakers passed the bill 72-26 to keep the government funded through Dec. 9. The House is also aiming to pass the legislation Wednesday so that they can leave Washington for a six-week recess focused on campaigning ahead of the election.

Hillary Clinton makes history with Democratic nomination for president

Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's presidential nomination Tuesday, coming back from a stinging 2008 defeat in her first White House run and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton should be selected as the party's nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

US woman gets 3 years in Gambia; US officials ‘outraged’

Four Maryland congressional members expressed outrage Thursday after a court in Gambia sentenced a state resident to three years in prison following her arrest there during an anti-government protest led by her prominent dissident uncle. Fanta Darboe Jawara's conviction and sentencing made a mockery of civil rights guaranteed by the Gambian constitution, said the joint statement from senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and representatives Chris Van Hollen and John Delaney, all Democrats.

Mikulski to Co-hair Hearing on Child Care

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Sen. Joni Ernst Honors Veterans for Memorial Da…

Ernst, who is the Senate's first female combat veteran and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said to "push past" a "divided America" this holiday weekend. "Unfortunately, all too often folks hear in the media talking about a divided America," she said.