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1 hr ago | City Paper

General Assembly 2014 Winners and Losers

The Maryland General Assembly considered 2,672 bills in the 2014 session that, after 90 days, ended at midnight on April 7, and 811 of them got the thumbs-up in both the Senate and the House of Delegates.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Transgender

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Strong Bay Harvest Brought Few Undersized Oyster Violations

By Lyle Kendrick The number of oystermen cited or given warnings for having undersized oysters was at a five-year low this season, which some Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials said is the result of a particularly strong harvest.

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9 hrs ago | Queerty

Noah's Flood, 9/11, Autism & More: All The Things Gay People Have Been Blamed For

Another day, another incensed right-wing nut blaming gay people for a natural disaster.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Wedding

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Maryland colleges aren't making the grade in developing cyber talent

There are about 20 colleges in Maryland that offer degrees in computer science and information technology.

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12 hrs ago | Patch.com

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

By Nicole Jones , CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE It's been six months since the Maryland law banning cellphone usage while driving became more strict, and the number of drivers ticketed has more than tripled.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Baltimore, MD, Beltsville, MD

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

Marylanders Get Perks Like Cookies, Massages on Tax Day

Taxes are due Tuesday , which can be stressful. To ease the pain, area businesses are offering perks, from free cookies to shredding.

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15 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Maryland parents charged in death of 21-month-old daughter

Frankie Aubrey Williams, 24, was indicted Monday on a slew of charges - including first-degree murder - after he allegedly hit his daughter 'several times with a closed fist, hard enough to hurt an adult.'

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

19 hrs ago | Patch.com

Diesel Spill Impacted Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi: Officials

The Maryland Department of the Environment was working on cleaning up a diesel spill Monday that affected Lake Kittamaqundi, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services .

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

Yesterday | Metro Weekly

Frosh Gets Equality Maryland PAC Nod: State senator wins endorsement...

Equality Maryland PAC, the political action committee for the Free State's most prominent LGBT-rights group, announced on Monday it was endorsing state Sen. Brian Frosh in the race to succeed Attorney General Doug Gansler, an LGBT ally who is pursuing a bid for governor.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Gay/Lesbian

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Switched

Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Now that the state's medical marijuana program has been revived, officials say it will take about 15 months for the first patients to buy the drug legally in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Maryland Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Washington Post

Maryland governor signs legislation removing threat of jail for small amount of marijuana

Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks during a rally outside of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Jan. 14 in support of raising Maryland's minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, Maryland Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

ABC2 Maryland

Morrissey to head District Court of Maryland

Freeze Watch issued April 14 at 3:50PM EDT expiring April 16 at 9:00AM EDT in effect for: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Baltimore City Freeze Watch issued April 14 at 3:18PM EDT expiring April 16 at 9:00AM EDT in effect for: Cecil, Kent Freeze Watch issued April 14 at 3:02PM EDT ... (more)

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Related Topix: Annapolis, MD

Examiner.com

Maryland needs a healthcare leader like Sebelius

News that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post sparked mixed reviews from Democratic and Republican members of Congress.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, Health Insurance

The Baltimore Sun

Columbia native named Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

A Columbia native has been announced as the next Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, University of Maryland Baltimore

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Md. Prosecutors Urge Veto of Pot Leniency Bill

The Maryland State's Attorneys Association is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Maryland Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Patch.com

War of 1812 Landmarks on Maryland House & Garden Tour in County

From a news release: The annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage returns for six weekends this spring from Saturday, April 26, through Saturday, May 31. Stops feature some of Maryland's most historic properties, including the grave of a man who played a key role in the creation of the national anthem and other landmarks from the War of 1812.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Baltimore County, MD, Parkton, MD, Talbot County, MD, Calvert County, MD

The Washington Post

Md. gubernatorial hopeful Brown calls for major increase in affordable housing program

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Anthony G. Brown on Monday proposed a more than 10-fold increase in annual funding for a state-run affordable housing grant program, part of a larger plan he said seeks to "ensure that every Marylander has a place to call home."

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NBC Washington

"Jake's Law" to Be Signed By Maryland's Governor

News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to Jake Owens' mother. The little boy was killed in 2011 when the car he was in was hit by a drunk driver.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

D.C. police see missing woman, 80

The Metropolitan Police Department says that Mary L. Junior was last seen at 4101 1st St., in Southeast, driving a green 2009 Chevrolet Malibu with the Maryland license plate 7AM1478.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Crowded trains, Bikeshare set weekend records

Huge crowds of Cherry Blossom visitors, tourists, and people simply enjoying the weather helped set transit records in the D.C. area this weekend.

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