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1 hr ago | American Legion Magazine

Maryland firefighter honored by the Legion

Sara Shaffer, a firefighter and provider of emergency medical services for Prince George's County in Maryland, received The American Legion's National Firefighter of the Year Award during the organization's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 27. Photo by Tom Strattman Sara Shaffer, a firefighter and provider of emergency medical ... (more)

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5 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Testimony Ends in Federal Online Ballot Tool Case

A judge said Tuesday that he expects to rule "very quickly" on a lawsuit seeking to force Maryland officials to implement an online ballot-marking tool for the blind, a case that could impact other states that don't use the tool.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Ticketbuster: Woman gets tickets for license plates that don't exist

Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Burtonsville, MD

13 hrs ago | Patch.com

Howard County Police Plan Sobriety Checkpoint for Labor Day Weekend

It's a given that drivers should be sober before getting behind the wheel, but the Howard County Police Department has another reason people should make sure they're fit for the road during the upcoming holiday-the department is conducting a sobriety checkpoint over Labor Day weekend.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Brown reports raising $1.5M in bid for governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown reports raising about $1.5 million dollars in the latest reporting period in his run for governor.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Can Maryland sustain casinos?

TEAM HAS BEEN DIGGING INTO THE ISSUE. CITY AND STATE LEADERS SAY THERE'S PLENTY OF UNTAPPED DEMAND TO EXPLOIT THE NUMBER OF CASINOS, BUT IS IT A SURE BET? ONCE A CAPITAL OF EAST COAST GAMBLING, ATLANTIC CITY MAY FINISH THE YEAR WITH FOUR FEWER CASINOS AND IT STARTED WITH THE STOP EVEN ITS BIGGEST PLAYER IS SET TO CLOSE JUST AFTER LABOR DAY.

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The Washington Post

U.S. Rep. Harris: Subpoenas issued in HHS probe of Maryland health exchange

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris said Tuesday that federal authorities have issued subpoenas in connection with a long-running probe of Maryland's health insurance marketplace.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Maryland Government, Katherine Harris, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Patch.com

When to Travel on Labor Day Weekend in Maryland

Approximately 1.8 million drivers will pass through Maryland's toll facilities this Labor Day weekend-an increase of 2 percent over last year-according to the Maryland Transportation Authority , which oversees the tolls.

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Related Topix: Cecil County, MD, Harford County, MD, Street, MD

Business Journal

It's a new era at the University of Maryland, and it's not just about sports

That's what Baltimore-based economist Anibar Basu told me during our recent conversation about the University of Maryland switching to the Big Ten Conference after six decades in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Maryland's Newest Casino Scheduled to Open

The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open, marking a new milestone in Maryland's development of casino gambling.

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Related Topix: Games, Blackjack, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Baltimore Sun

Marylanders expected to brave traffic in high numbers for Labor Day weekend

Nearly three-quarters of a million Marylanders are expected to hit the roads and airways this Labor Day weekend even as the state struggles with congestion at its largest airport, on its most-traveled highway and around some of its largest tourist attractions.

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Related Topix: Anne Arundel County, MD

Patch.com

Where Does MD Rank for Women's Equality?

Maryland is the third-best state for women's equality, according to a new analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Journal

More Marylanders projected to travel for Labor Day weekend, AAA reports

Nearly 728,000 Marylanders are expected to travel 50 miles or more over the Labor Day weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic says, the highest figure projected for the holiday since 2008.

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The Family Badge

'No' Sheriff in Town: Some Lawmen Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws

Lewis and other sheriffs, and their supporters, say that puts them in the best position to stand up to gun laws they consider unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms.

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Related Topix: Guns, Maryland Government, Anne Arundel County, MD, Wicomico County, MD

Business Journal

A Pittsburgh banker and Pirates fan moves closer to Nationals territory

I recently reported that First National Bank Corp. is expected to close its acquisition of OBA Financial Services Inc. in Germantown by mid September.

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WPMT-TV York

Missing Maryland teens may be in PA

The FBI Baltimore and Elkton Police are asking for the public's help in finding two young men who disappeared recently.

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The Baltimore Sun

Woman accused of stealing Maryland Live high-rollers list for rival casino

A former employee of Maryland Live stole a list of high rollers and used it to recruit gamblers at her new job with Baltimore's Horseshoe casino, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court last week.

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Testudo Times

Maryland Minute 8.25.14: Danjel Purifoy commits to Auburn

Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Danjel Purifoy surprised no one and committed to Auburn.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Maryland NCAA

Examiner.com

From Farm to Fork in Frederick

Nothing tastes better than homegrown, local food . And now through Labor Day, Frederick County in Maryland is presenting locally grown and harvested goods in Farm -to-Fork -an 11-day culinary celebration of locally sourced foods.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Local Food, Agriculture, Science

The Washington Post

With the Horseshoe casino, Baltimore adds to the urban gambling jackpot

The inside of the new Horseshoe casino looks like any gambling palace on the Las Vegas Strip, filled with blinking slot machines, blackjack tables, cocktail waitresses and crystal chandeliers.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Games, Blackjack, Maryland Government, Poker

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