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Board of elections offices in both states have been getting questions from voters based on all kinds of misinformation. It has become so bad that in recent years, they have begun featuring a 'rumor control' feature.
At early voting centers in Maryland, the wait has been as long as 5 hours. WTOP's Kate Ryan visited one in Landover to find out how voters are spending that time.
In Maryland, voters are faced with a range of ballot questions as well as making their pick for president. Residents also will decide congressional races that pit lesser- known candidates against established incumbents.
WTOP's Kate Ryan visits the approach to Route 4 in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County.
The chief diversity officer at the nation's leading university for deaf students was put on indefinite leave Oct. 10 for signing a petition opposed to a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage. McCaskill's leave has caused turmoil on the campus of 1,600 students and drawn national attention.
Patrick Cole cradles the scarred head of Popeye, a 13-year-old coal black pit bull who was seized as part of a suspected dog-fighting ring.
From the moment news broke that five people were murdered in random shootings in Montgomery County, parents wanted to know: How could the schools keep their children safe?
Even in affluent Montgomery County, more have started renting - and they're seeing problems.
Former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan remembers the terror of the sniper attacks and the "camaraderie" that brought together the families of the victims.