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2 hrs ago | Baltimore Jewish Times

Land of the Free? Not with Brown, Frosh

I read the op-eds in the JT's "Get Out the Vote" issue by Anthony Brown and Brian Frosh, who won Maryland's Democratic primary for governor and attorney general, respectively.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Government out of sorts [Editorial]

Our view: Late registration renewal notices from the MVA may be a minor inconvenience - or one more sign of government indifference It's a pretty safe bet that the year and month a vehicle registration is due for renewal is unknown to the average car owner living in Maryland or anywhere else for that matter.

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Business Journal

Former O'Malley deputy named to USM's Board of Regents

Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed his former deputy chief of staff to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, University of Maryland College Park

Tue Jul 08, 2014

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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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, Opinion

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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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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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, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Education Etc., Education

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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Mon Jul 07, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

Ban 'Jungle Juice' to Stop Rape?

Lawmakers have prohibited the sale of 190-proof alcohol like Everclear, used mostly in the huge drinks served at college parties, in the hopes it will curb dangerous drinking and therefore sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Maryland

Gazette.net

Election postmortem

Much has been written about the dismal voter turnout in last week's primary election, the worst in modern history.

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Related Topix: Senator Ben Cardin, US Politics, US News, Maryland, US Senate, Anne Arundel County, MD, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Opinion

Examiner.com

What is wrong with Maryland

Perhaps the title should be rephrased to what is right about Maryland . Nearly six million people inhabit the Free State as it was nicknamed after slavery was outlawed in 1864.

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Business Journal

Business need an image makeover? Start giving

Maryland businesses play a vital role in maintaining the state's quality of life, not only providing jobs and economic stability, but also offering charitable support to many projects and programs that enrich the lives of all Marylanders.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Criminal Defense Law, Law, ACLU, Berwyn Heights, MD

Examiner.com

LCV hosts a Scorecard Release Party in Silver Spring, Maryland

What: You're invited to join Maryland League of Conservation Voters as they announce their 2014 Environmental Scorecard.

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Examiner.com

Wanted people and programs achieving smart growth in Maryland

Maryland organizations and individuals involved in development or preservation projects that successfully advance community revitalization or resource protection are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Sustainable Growth awards.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Candidates for gov react to contraceptives ruling

An issue still being publicly debated is the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that closely held corporations with religious objections cannot be forced to offer contraceptives on their employees' health care plans.

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The Baltimore Sun

CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]

While Maryland is well positioned for complying with Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary carbon regulations, mandating a 30 percent nationwide reduction in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030, those proposed regulations by themselves will do nothing for the dismal air quality of the Baltimore metro area because we're already largely ... (more)

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

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Big News Network.com

Maryland joins multistate lottery group

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Daily Kos

Fantasy Maryland Senate: 41-5-1 map

Maryland is a heavily Democratic state, and its legislature accurately reflects that.

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