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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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)

13 hrs ago | 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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WUSA-TV Washington

Western Md. church linked to slavery, Civil War

A western Maryland church is inviting people to explore its historical connections to both slavery and the war that ended it. Western Md.

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SFGate

Online attacks, real-life consequences

Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle Citron : perpetrators of online threats and harassment. "On the one hand, the government knows everything about us.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

The Baltimore Sun

New coal plant pollution controls eyed

Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The Maryland Department of the Environment recently unveiled a draft rule two years in the planning that would require coal-burning plants in the Baltimore and Washington areas to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 48 percent over the next four years.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Maryland Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Diabetes Self Management

"Safe at School" Diabetes Workshops in Maryland

If you have a child with diabetes and live in the Maryland area, be sure to check out the upcoming "Safe at School" parent workshops organized by the American Diabetes Association. The workshops, which are taking place throughout the month of September, will outline the "resources and protection you have for your child's diabetes care while they are in school."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Patch.com

Campaign Finance Complaints Stack Up as Maryland's Election Day Nears

The Maryland State Board of Elections is carefully reviewing the two complaints Maryland gubernatorial campaigns have filed against each other in the past two weeks. Anyone can file a campaign finance complaint, and they do: Maryland Board of Elections records of a dozen complaints this year show everyone from private citizens to disgruntled campaign employees are feeling aggrieved this election season.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Baltimore, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

CBS Local

Maryland Principal Accused Of Bullying Staff

The Prince George's County school board will go to court to defend a high school principal against allegations that she bullied and belittled her teachers and staff. The Washington Post reports former Largo High School employees have alleged Principal Angelique Simpson-Marcus routinely made inappropriate comments to teachers and staff.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sierra

Beyond Coal Activists Turn Up the Heat for Clean Air in Maryland

Last year, Maryland positioned itself as an East Coast leader in offshore wind development with the passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 . The Sierra Club's Maryland Chapter worked for more than three years to get the bill passed.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environment, Science

The Baltimore Sun

Police investigating three serious crashes in Harford, two fatal

Maryland State Police were investigating three serious motor vehicle accidents late Friday night, including two fatal crashes within a mile of each other in Joppa and another on Belair Road in Fallston. TFC Orem of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack confirmed Saturday morning that two of the crashes, one at the intersection of route 152 and Old Mountain Road Central in Joppa and one in front of Mountain Branch Golf Course, involved fatalities.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Joppa, MD, Fallston, MD, Bel Air, MD

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