Danielle E. Gaines

Danielle E. Gaines

Danielle Gaines is editor-in-chief of Maryland Matters, where she covered government and politics for two years before moving into an editing position. Previously, she spent six years at The Frederick News-Post ― as the paper’s principal government and politics reporter for half that time, covering courts and legal affairs before that. She also reported for the now-defunct The Gazette of Politics and Business in Maryland and previously worked as a county government and education reporter at The Merced Sun-Star in California’s Central Valley.

Maryland man admits sending threats to Virginia, Md. lawmakers

By: - August 31, 2023

A Maryland man admitted to sending threatening messages to Maryland and Virginia lawmakers and faces five years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to threatening a group that advocates for LGBTQI+ people. Adam Michael Nettina, 34, of West Friendship, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Wednesday. According to the […]

Feds, states reach settlement in lawsuit over Chesapeake Bay pollution from Pa.

By: - July 12, 2023

A settlement agreement has been finalized in a lawsuit that alleged federal officials weren’t doing enough to stop Chesapeake Bay pollution originating in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, environmental groups and state governments filed a notice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday dismissing the 2020 lawsuit. In April, […]