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2 min ago | Washington Times

Teacher union head gets failing grade

For the life of me, I can't seem to figure out why and how unions get into the business of educating our children.

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2 min ago | CBS Local

WJZ Partners With Orioles & MASN For Annual Food Drive

WJZ , MASN and the birds are teaming up to help the Maryland Food Bank. It's all part of WJZ 's continuing community commitment.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Daily Kos

MD MMJ Commission Still Lacking

Earlier this year I attended a bill signing in Annapolis. Gov. Martin "Opie" O'Malley signed a new medical marijuana bill heralded as the final step for Maryland to be a medical marijuana state.

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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Daily Record

Walsh suit seeks to overturn Democratic primary results

A Democratic candidate for governor is asking a court to overturn last month's primary election results and name her the nominee for her party and award her $500,000 in damages.

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The Baltimore Sun

O'Malley's fiscal legacy [Editorial]

Our view: What are likely to be the final bond ratings of the governor's term offer a validation of his policies When the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies reaffirmed Maryland's AAA rating last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a news release crediting his administration's "fiscally responsible approach" to budgeting.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Md. agency reviews camp's emergency plan in wake of boy's death

The camp where a 12-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree is under review by the state of Maryland.

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Washington Examiner

Md. gas drilling panel making progress

A state panel developing recommendations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland is making progress toward a final report this fall.

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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Nancy S. Grasmick: Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Related Topix: Towson University, Maryland, Mathematics, Science, University of Texas at Austin, Opinion, Education

The Baltimore Sun

Md.'s public financing resurrection [Editorial]

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan 's decision to accept public campaign financing for the general election is both good and bad for democracy in Maryland.

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

Electric Energy Online

Maryland Public Service Commission's Supplier Diversity Hearing...

The Maryland Public Service Commission convened its annual hearing for utility companies to report on their contracts with diverse suppliers.

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

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

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