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1 hr ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Will Md., Va. drivers need new licenses?

A WTOP story this week detailed how D.C. license holders will need to obtain new federally compliant credentials by October in order to enter federal buildings.

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6 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland

MVA launches optional appointments for customers

Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 2:13PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore City Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 2:13PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 1:09PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Largest Latino group in Maryland backs Brown for governor, Frosh for attorney general

CASA in Action, the state's largest Latino electoral organization operating in Maryland, on Thursday endorsed Lt.

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14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Gansler picks up backing of Asian Pacific American group in race for Maryland governor

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler picked up an endorsement of his gubernatorial bid Thursday from the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland.

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14 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

For many years, special interests - particularly the development industry - have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Montgomery County, MD, Opinion

16 hrs ago | Baltimore Jewish Times

Legislative Look-Back

The most prominent bills passed by the General Assembly in 2014 include bills raising the minimum wage and reforming the state's marijuana policies.

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20 hrs ago | Dundalk Eagle

Magee outspoken in crowded House race

Among them is Charlesmont businessman Carl Magee, who says he considers the crowded field a good sign, but worries about a lack of "leadership."

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Maryland

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Gazette.net

Future murky for marijuana, minimum wage laws

Debates over controversial decisions such as decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana and raising the minimum wage carried into the final days of the recent General Assembly session.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Maryland, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

Damage from Lake Kittamaqundi fuel spill minimal

The Maryland Department of the Environment has categorized the damage done to downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi by a diesel fuel leak as minimal, even though an estimated 500 to 600 gallons of fuel entered the lake, according to an office spokesperson.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Md. Bail Assessment Tool Differs From Other States

Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he may issue an executive order creating a pilot program for reforms to criminal bail procedures.

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

Government Technology

Maryland Legislation Creates Council on Open Data

A new law ensures Maryland's emphasis on transparent government and open data will be a permanent part of state policy decisions for years to come.

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

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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Related Topix: Maryland, Adamstown, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Long-Green, MD, Garrett County, MD

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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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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Related Topix: Maryland, Gay/Lesbian

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