Danielle Gaines is the editor of Maryland Matters, and she covered government and politics for two years as a reporter before moving into the 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.
FBI director slams selection process for a new HQ in Maryland while lawmakers squabble
By: Jennifer Shutt and Danielle Gaines - November 9, 2023
WASHINGTON — The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday rebuked the site selection process for its new headquarters, while members of Congress from Maryland and Virginia sparred over whether politics unfairly tipped the scales. FBI Director Christopher Wray wrote in a message to employees that he and others have “concerns about the […]
Maryland confirmed as pick for new FBI headquarters
By: Jennifer Shutt and Danielle Gaines - November 8, 2023
WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new headquarters will be in Maryland, a significant victory for the state following years of jockeying against Virginia and debate throughout several presidencies about where best to locate the law enforcement agency. The General Services Administration picked the Greenbelt, Maryland, site Wednesday over the Springfield, Virginia, and Landover, […]