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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has filed to run for a second term.

Frosh, a Democrat from Montgomery County, announced his re-election bid Thursday.

Frosh has occasionally clashed with Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Last year, after Donald Trump's election, the Democrat-controlled Maryland legislature gave Frosh expanded authority to sue the federal government without the governor's permission.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland official says special conditions may be justified for a proposed natural gas pipeline, as opponents to the project are set to rally at the governor's residence.

Ben Grumbles, head of the Maryland Department of the Environment, sent a letter Thursday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland women impregnated by rapists have new legal power to end the parental rights of their attacker, under a new law signed by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Hogan signed it Tuesday, putting the emergency legislation passed unanimously into effect immediately.

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2018 has been declared the “Year of Frederick Douglass” by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

The abolitionist, writer and orator was born in Talbot County and his birthday is celebrated nationally on February 14th.

In signing the proclamation that the governor was joined by descendants of Douglass along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports there will also be a new driving tour in Maryland called, “Frederick Douglass: Following in His Footsteps”.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - More than 10 years after supporters began pushing for it, Maryland's legislature has decided - with unanimous votes in the Senate and House - to enable impregnated rape victims to ask judges to end the parental rights of their rapists.

Supporters say it has become embarrassing that a state known for its progressive politics is one of the last to adopt such a law. They also credit a growing sense of female empowerment for making the issue a priority.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is proposing a settlement of up to $100 million to end a lawsuit involving Maryland's historically black colleges.

The proposal announced Wednesday comes more than a decade after advocates for four historically black colleges sued the state, accusing it of operating a segregated university system.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has passed a bill so Marylanders can keep taking state personal exemptions on their tax returns.

Senators voted 45-0 for the bill Tuesday. A separate bill is in the House.

The measure is part of state lawmakers' response to the federal tax overhaul approved in December.

Maryland state tax revenues are estimated to increase by about $730 million, if the federal law is determined to eliminate the state's personal tax exemption. Local government taxes would go up $490 million.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who says he remains in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, has been diagnosed with a "non-serious skin cancer."

Hogan made the announcement at a news conference Thursday.

The Republican governor had some skin removed last month from his forehead. He says it turned out to be basal-cell and squamous-cell skin cancer, but not melanoma, which is a serious form of skin cancer. Hogan says the skin cancer he has is easy to take care of, and he has an appointment Saturday to remove it all. Hogan says he won't miss a day of work.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says the state will challenge the constitutionality of the federal tax overhaul.

Frosh announced Thursday that Maryland, along with other states, will challenge the law's $10,000 federal cap on state and local property and income tax deductions. He says the state intends to join a New York-led lawsuit.

Frosh, a Democrat, says that by eliminating the deductions, the tax law will "jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders."

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Governor Larry Hogan delivered his final State of the State address in his first term calling for bipartisanship, but Democrats delivered sharp response. Delmarva Public Radios Don Rush has this look at the speech and reaction.