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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:21

Circuit Court Judge Dennis M. Sweeney convicted John Leopold yesterday on two charges of Misconduct in Office: Misuse of Executive Police Officers for Political & Campaign Activities and Misuse of County Employees for Personal Purposes. 


Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 00:00

One of the fundamental principles of democracy is that voters have the right to choose who governs them.  Yet as we wrap up the review of the County Charter done every ten years, the County Council is poised on Monday to retain for themselves the right to choose a new County Executive or County Council member should a vacancy occur any time after the first year of a four-year term.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 07:58

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is implementing a new grading policy in the fall that will be detrimental to both our students and teachers.  Among other things, the new policy allows middle and high school students to retake tests and redo projects without penalty.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 18:29

County Executive John Leopold was indicted Friday on four counts of misconduct in office and one count of fraudulent misappropriation of county money.  If these charges are true, Mr. Leopold is not fit to hold office and should resign immediately.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 13:23

The County Council deadlock over appointing a replacement for Daryl Jones points to a fundamental flaw in Anne Arundel County’s charter.  Requiring members of one political party to pick who will fill the vacant seat held by the other party is asking for trouble.

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