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1 hr ago | CBS Local

EEOC: McCormick & Schmick's Settles Md. Lawsuit

McCormick & Schmick's has settled a lawsuit involving allegations of racial discrimination against black job applicants and employees at two Baltimore restaurants. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit in federal court in Maryland in 2008, accusing the restaurants of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

5 hrs ago | Roll Call

Bigger and Better Things: Staffers Who Run for Office

Marc Korman, a former Hill staffer, campaigns for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates outside the Bethesda Metro stop. Korman won his June primary and is expected to win the general election.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

DNR Certifies New Clean Marina in Baltimore County

Essex Marina and Boat Sales has been added to the growing list of Maryland Clean Marinas for its work to prevent pollution and operate more sustainably. Owner Michael Darenberg carefully controls operations to prevent pollution and ensure the marina is kept clean.

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Related Topix: Baltimore County, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland may drop option of lifetime casino ban

Problem gamblers would no longer be able to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life under a change being considered to a state program designed to protect hundreds of gamblers from themselves. The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency may remove the lifetime self-ban option because of concerns that it is excessive and redundant, said Stephen Martino, the agency's director, on Tuesday.

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Eastern Shore News

Dad of missing kids wants them back, no questions asked

Montgomery County police are beginning to build a homicide case against a Maryland mother whose two children have been missing for a week. Their dad believes his children are alive and said he just wants them back, no questions asked.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout

The state will stagger enrollment into insurance plans through its health exchange over several days in November as it tries to prevent a repeat of last year's debacle when the problem-plagued website crashed on the first day. The slow rollout of the site will begin Nov. 9 - nearly a week earlier than planned - when people will be able to browse health plans.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

Examiner.com

Arrest made in shooting death of 3-year-old Knijah Bibb

After a month long FBI manhunt and a $45,000 reward, Davon "Dro" Wallace is now in police custody. After a month long FBI manhunt and a $45,000 reward, Davon "Dro" Wallace is now in police custody.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Maryland Government, Washington, Washington Government

WLOX-TV Biloxi

News Minute: Here is the latest Maryland and Delaware news from The Associated Press

Meridian Regional Airport has been awarded the bid to operate all ground services for Meridian's new commercial air carrier. ExpressJet announced in June that it would begin serving Meridian Regional Airport.

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The Baltimore Sun

The Hogan agenda, according to Brown [Editorial]

The latest independent poll in the Maryland governor's race has Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown with a commanding 14-point lead over Republican Larry Hogan .

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, US News, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Abortion, Opinion

WTOP-FM Washington

Prince George's County police arrest man wanted in 3-year-old's murder

Prince George's County police on Tuesday arrested a man they say murdered a 3-year-old girl last month. Police arrested 25-year-old Davon Wallace Tuesday in D.C. FBI investigators say they believe he got into an argument with a man outside a home on East Kilmer Street in Landover, Maryland, on Aug. 10. Wallace -- a Landover, Maryland, resident -- was in a romantic relationship with a young woman who lived at the house, says Lt.

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Business Journal

D.C.-Philly Amtrak service suspended; problems on MARC line

Downed power lines were being blamed Tuesday morning for a disruption in Amtrak rail service between D.C. and Philadelphia. The problem is also disrupting service on Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains.

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Related Topix: Edgewood (Washington, DC)

Daily Record

Maryland Judiciary creates Access to Justice Department

The Maryland Judiciary has created an Access to Justice Department to help spur civil justice initiatives proposed by its Access to Justice Commission over the past seven years. The initiatives are aimed at providing more assistance for indigent plaintiffs and defendants in litigation.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBS Local

Night Sky 'Fire Ball' Sightings Reported in Several States

The American Meteor Society has received more than 200 reports - mostly from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware - of a bright fireball lighting up the night sky Sunday night. Mike Hankey, a member of AMS, says it was likely a big chunk of ice from a comet that zoomed past Earth.

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Majority of Marylanders Want Government Action on Climate Change Preparedness According to New Survey

A survey released today by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources indicates 73 percent of Marylanders want their state and local governments to take actions to protect their communities against the impacts of climate change, and more than half believe protecting coastal areas from sea-level rise should be a high or very high priority for the Governor and the General Assembly. The report is the first of four to be released this fall from a survey of over 2,000 Maryland citizens conducted this spring by George Mason University in conjunction with the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, George Mason University, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Washington Post

Maryland offers 45-day extension for student immunizations

Maryland has agreed to provide local school systems more time for students to get required vaccinations after school superintendents raised concerns about children missing school because they could not meet the deadline. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering a 45-day extension to allow students to get the required vaccinations.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Education Etc., Kids, Family

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

NRP Charges Two Men with Illegal Hunting in Allegany and Frederick Counties

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two men with illegal hunting in separate incidents in Allegany and Frederick counties this past weekend. Steven Daniel McKee, 48, of Flintstone, received six citations for killing a bear out of season and using bait, and for failing to report killing an antlerless deer.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Hunting

CBS Local

Workers at Md. Agency Get Day Off Due to Bedbugs

The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency's headquarters building in Baltimore. Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted administrative leave for Monday.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

CBS Local

Arts Program Moves From Kennedy Center to University of Maryland

An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center's former chief executive. Michael Kaiser, the former Kennedy Center president, has joined the university as a professor.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Rivals.com

Games to Watch

Another weekend of action on the gridiron has the state busy playing some football.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Maryland police officer suspended after domestic incident

Probationary Officer Themis Speis has been suspended from the Prince George's County Police Department after he was charged Sunday with second degree assault. The suspension stems from a domestic situation that occurred when Speis was off duty.

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