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2 hrs ago | Patch.com

Most of Maryland Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

UPDATE - Much of the state is under a severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm, Harford County, MD, Baltimore County, MD

3 hrs ago | WBAL-TV Baltimore

Howard Co. schools get high marks for wellness

Howard County is getting some high marks from Yale University's Center for Food Policy and Obesity, recognizing the district's wellness policy.

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Related Topix: Yale University

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Southern Maryland crime report

These were among reports received by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police.

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Related Topix: Prison, Calvert County, MD, eGames, Crime Solvers, Video Games

7 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Storm kills one, injures several at Maryland camp

The director of a Maryland summer camp where a violent storm knocked down several trees, killing one child and injuring several others, said Wednesday that he is proud of how his staff handled the situation.

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Related Topix: Weather, Carroll County, MD

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Severe Weather Possible

The Storm Prediction Center has placed central Maryland in the "slight risk" category for severe t-storms Tuesday with the main threats being damaging winds and isolated severe hail.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm

13 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

State welcomes new school superintendent

Education in West Virginia is crucial, but the students in the state are not performing as well as they could be.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

Tue Jul 08, 2014

CBS News

Several killed as strong storms sweep through Northeast

Severe storms packing strong winds, heavy thunderstorms and possible tornadoes killed at least five people and left tens of thousands of customers without power as it moved through the Northeast Tuesday evening, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Weather

Gazette.net

Ita s time for Maryland election reform

Here's Montgomery Councilman Marc Elrich's idea for boosting voter turnout: a series of ongoing radio/TV public service announcements educating voters about the importance of the County Council.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley took to Twitter to decry the verdict: "No woman should have her health care decisions made by her ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Women's Health, US News, Maryland Government, Opinion

WTOP-FM Washington

Police search for missing Silver Spring teen who stole car, crashed

Maryland State Police were searching for a teen boy who was reported missing from a state-run group home in Garrett County and is now believed to have committed several crimes while on the run.

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Related Topix: Garrett County, MD, Hagerstown, MD

CBS Local

Maryland's Marijuana Law Failed to Decriminalize Pot-Smoking Paraphernalia

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution calling on lawmakers to change the laws for marijuana paraphernalia possession for adults.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Baltimore Sun

Thousands of Maryland drivers get days notice to renew registration, instead of months

When Jim Maguire arrived at his Pikesville home on June 28 after being out of town for a week, he found a vehicle registration renewal notice from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration in his pile of waiting mail.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Pikesville, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Politicians clash in Maryland over pot

As the Montgomery County Council moved to vote on a resolution making possession of marijuana paraphernalia a low priority for law enforcement, council member Nancy Navarro singled out Republican Representative Andy Harris of Maryland's Eastern Shore for criticism.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs, Media, Radio, National Public Radio, Rockville, MD

WBOC-TV Salisbury

MDE Enforcing Violation Charges

The Maryland Department of the Environment announced Tuesday that it has started enforcing violation charges after several infractions in previous months.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government

The Washington Post

Md. educators oppose later date to start school

Three groups representing educators in Maryland have rejected a recommendation by a statewide legislative task force to delay the opening of the state's public schools until after Labor Day .

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

Patch.com

Despite Increased Graduation Rate County Schools Fall Behind

While graduation rates increased in Prince George's County high schools in 2013, the district lags behind both state and national averages.

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UPI

Protesters react to border crisis

About 100 advocates for immigrant families and children protested outside the White House Monday, calling on President Barack Obama to quickly make good on his pledge to use executive orders to move immigration reform forward, especially to help the thousands of children crossing the border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, Maryland Government

The Baltimore Sun

Is popular vote best way to pick a sheriff?

I realize it's impolite to stand up in the 21st century and declare something that was established in Colonial Maryland - say, the election of sheriffs in every county and Baltimore City - to be archaic, inefficient and unnecessary.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fox News

College student bikes across America to honor boyfriend who died from rare cancer

When Katie Gundlach's boyfriend Ryan Donaghey died suddenly from a rare form of nasal cancer at the age of 21, she felt like her world had been flipped upside down.

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Related Topix: University of Maryland College Park, Life, Food, Nutrition

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WMDT

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State flags throughout Maryland will fly at half-staff Thursday in honor of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley

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