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47 min ago | Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Environmental Trust Awards $27,000 in Grants

As part of its annual awards, the Maryland Environmental Trust granted a total of $27,000 to land preservation groups statewide.

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2 hrs ago | WBAL-AM Baltimore

"Sherlock Franchot" Talks Unclaimed Property, Taxes

The cover of a newspaper insert to be released next week shows Comptroller Peter Franchot as "Sherlock Franchot.

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11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Mizeur to propose state-run retirement savings, other steps for Md. senior citizens

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur on Wednesday will propose establishing a state-run retirement savings plan as part of a package of initiatives geared toward improving the lives of senior citizens.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Personal Finance, Retirement, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Long Term Care, Health, Alzheimer's

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Record

Gansler poll: Behind but gaining

Doug Gansler is gaining on Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, according to an internal poll released by the Gansler-Ivey campaign.

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City Paper

General Assembly 2014 Winners and Losers

The Maryland General Assembly considered 2,672 bills in the 2014 session that, after 90 days, ended at midnight on April 7, and 811 of them got the thumbs-up in both the Senate and the House of Delegates.

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

The Baltimore Sun

Health disparity persists [Commentary]

Nearly half a century has passed since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."

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Related Topix: African-American, Maryland, HIV/AIDS, Health, Health Insurance, Opinion

Daily Record

Commission delays fracking report deadline

A commission tasked with making recommendations on best practices for Marcellus Shale drilling in Western Maryland will delay by two months the delivery of its final report.

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Patch.com

Diesel Spill Impacted Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi: Officials

The Maryland Department of the Environment was working on cleaning up a diesel spill Monday that affected Lake Kittamaqundi, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services .

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Metro Weekly

Frosh Gets Equality Maryland PAC Nod: State senator wins endorsement...

Equality Maryland PAC, the political action committee for the Free State's most prominent LGBT-rights group, announced on Monday it was endorsing state Sen. Brian Frosh in the race to succeed Attorney General Doug Gansler, an LGBT ally who is pursuing a bid for governor.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Switched

Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Now that the state's medical marijuana program has been revived, officials say it will take about 15 months for the first patients to buy the drug legally in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Maryland, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Washington Post

Maryland governor signs legislation removing threat of jail for small amount of marijuana

Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks during a rally outside of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Jan. 14 in support of raising Maryland's minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Examiner.com

Maryland needs a healthcare leader like Sebelius

News that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post sparked mixed reviews from Democratic and Republican members of Congress.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, Health Insurance

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Md. Prosecutors Urge Veto of Pot Leniency Bill

The Maryland State's Attorneys Association is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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

The Washington Post

Md. gubernatorial hopeful Brown calls for major increase in affordable housing program

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Anthony G. Brown on Monday proposed a more than 10-fold increase in annual funding for a state-run affordable housing grant program, part of a larger plan he said seeks to "ensure that every Marylander has a place to call home."

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NBC Washington

"Jake's Law" to Be Signed By Maryland's Governor

News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to Jake Owens' mother. The little boy was killed in 2011 when the car he was in was hit by a drunk driver.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

McClatchy

Fusion centers' collection of local and state data worries civil libertarians, others

So-called fusion centers, created after 9/11, collect and sort data from municipal, state and national sources in the name of combating domestic terrorism.

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The Washington Post

Maryland's activist government progressive to some, an intrusive Mary Poppins to others

Lyndon Snowden and Makisha Thomas empty trash cans on the assembly floor during a lunch break on the last day of the Maryland Assembly on April 7. The legislative session that Maryland's General Assembly concluded last week was an example of progressive government in action, leaders of its Democratic majority say, with lawmakers increasing the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maryland, Headphones, Baltimore County, MD, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Patch.com

Green Energy Boom, No More Pickpocketing: Candidates for Governor on Maryland's Economy

By Mike Denison, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE All the major candidates for governor agree that Maryland's business climate has room for improvement.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The Washington Post

McCartney: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown shows gall by claiming Md. is 'leader' on health-care reform

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has staked an early claim to the dubious honor of making our region's most shameless and misleading 2014 campaign boast.

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

The Baltimore Sun

A picture of the new South

It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War.

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