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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Hogan pledges to get tough on other states in effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled a new Web ad in which he vows he would clean up the Chesapeake Bay by getting tough on other states contributing to pollution in Maryland.


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

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

7 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Maryland, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Md. health officials: Rebuilt health insurance online site will be ready in time

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration is confident that its rapid rebuilding of the state's health insurance Web site is progressing as planned and will be ready before the next enrollment period begins in November.


Related Topix: Maryland, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Baltimore, MD

15 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

How Fracking In Maryland Would Threaten The Health Of Anyone Who Breathes Nearby

Fracking in Maryland would pose a risk of harmful air pollution and would bring jobs that could be dangerous for workers, a new report has found.


Related Topix: Maryland, Environment, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, US News, Liberal Political News

16 hrs ago | Washington Blade

Maryland LGBT youth at risk: report

'There is much work to be done to protect the rights of LGBTQ youth,' said Aaron Merki , executive director of FreeState Legal Project.


Related Topix: Maryland, Gay/Lesbian

19 hrs ago | Water Online

EPA Approves Pollution Budget For Restoring Maryland Coastal Bays

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the pollution budget developed by Maryland to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus in Maryland's coastal bays and tributaries to levels that meet water quality standards.


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

23 hrs ago | Baltimore News

Fundraiser fired by national GOP to work for Hogan

The Maryland Republican Party has hired a fundraiser who was fired by the national party for authorizing payment for young donors to attend a bondage-themed nightclub.


Related Topix: US News, Maryland

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

UM study warns of health impacts from fracking

A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland.


Related Topix: Maryland, Environment, Science, Garrett County, MD, Allegany County, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Daily Caller

Clinton-Appointed Judge Upholds Maryland's "Assault Weapon" And ...

Last week's ruling by the judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland reminds us why it is important to elect U.S. senators who will reject an anti-gun president's anti-gun nominees to the federal courts, and to elect presidents who will not nominate anti-gunners in the first place.


Related Topix: Maryland, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Guns, Opinion

Merced Sun-Star

Study due on health impact of Md. gas drilling

Dr. Clifford Mitchell, environmental health director with the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is making a presentation on the report Monday in Frostburg to a state commission charged with recommending safe drilling practices.


Related Topix: Maryland

Sun Aug 17, 2014


An Amazing Healthcare Revolution Is Happening In Maryland - And Almost No One's Talking About It

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Maryland

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Baltimore News

Brown and Hogan discuss working with counties

Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan are talking about how they would work with counties, if elected governor.


Related Topix: Maryland

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore opening soon, you'd better believe rivalry is fierce

A Maryland Live billboard was clearly visible over the shoulder of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as she stood outside the unfinished Horseshoe Baltimore a few weeks ago to unveil a street sign that read "Casino Way."


Related Topix: Maryland, Games, Poker


Immigrant Children Find Refuge In Maryland

Gang violence and poverty has plagued many Central American countries...some say, causing thousands of children to flee to the United States.


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Welcoming First Trans Man To U.S. House of Reps

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute announced on Aug. 14th the appointment of Ben Panico as a Victory Congressional Fellow for the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus .


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

Daily Record

Kate Farinholt and Jessica Honke: Another side to OCC issue

We feel compelled to respond to the Maryland Disability Law Center's commentary on Aug. 7 regarding The Daily Record's July 31 editorial, " Sharfstein's report card ."


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The Dispatch

School Start Date Petition Begins; Legislature Likely To Vote On Issue Next year

With summer winding down and school systems across Maryland about to open, the effort to mandate a post-Labor Day start for public school systems across the state gained some momentum on Thursday with the launch of a petition drive on the Boardwalk.


Related Topix: Maryland, Ocean City, MD, West Ocean City, MD, Worcester County, MD

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention

Gov. Martin O'Malley has his photo taken with attendees at the Maryland Association of Counties annual conference in Ocean City.


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

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Petition drive seeks to push back first day of school



Related Topix: Maryland

Roll Call

Capitol Hill Gets Its First Openly Transgender Staffer

Connecticut native Ben Panico, who last year interned in the office of Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., through the institute, has been appointed as a fellow for the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.


Related Topix: Transgender, Connecticut, Connecticut Government, US Politics, Representative Dan Kildee, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gay/Lesbian, Maryland