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11 hrs ago | The White House

Presidential Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate

Charlotte A. Burrows, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2019, vice Jacqueline A. Berrien, resigned. Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Coleman, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Benjamin Cardin, Democrat, Maryland, New York

15 hrs ago | Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Majority of Marylanders Want Government Action on Climate Change Preparedness According to New Survey

A survey released today by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources indicates 73 percent of Marylanders want their state and local governments to take actions to protect their communities against the impacts of climate change, and more than half believe protecting coastal areas from sea-level rise should be a high or very high priority for the Governor and the General Assembly. The report is the first of four to be released this fall from a survey of over 2,000 Maryland citizens conducted this spring by George Mason University in conjunction with the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland, George Mason University, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Maryland offers 45-day extension for student immunizations

Maryland has agreed to provide local school systems more time for students to get required vaccinations after school superintendents raised concerns about children missing school because they could not meet the deadline. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering a 45-day extension to allow students to get the required vaccinations.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Education Etc., Kids, Family

17 hrs ago | Worcester County Times

Md. campaign finance complaints stack upMd. campaign finance...

Md. campaign finance complaints stack up Election day nears in Maryland. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/15/election-campaign-finance/15681403/ FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, center, poses for a picture at the 38th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, Md.

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

22 hrs ago | Daily Record

Maryland Judiciary creates Access to Justice Department

The Maryland Judiciary has created an Access to Justice Department to help spur civil justice initiatives proposed by its Access to Justice Commission over the past seven years. The initiatives are aimed at providing more assistance for indigent plaintiffs and defendants in litigation.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Examiner

Md. agency gives workers day off due to bedbugs

The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency's headquarters building in Baltimore. Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted administrative leave for Monday.

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SFGate

Online attacks, real-life consequences

Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle Citron : perpetrators of online threats and harassment. "On the one hand, the government knows everything about us.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

New coal plant pollution controls eyed

Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The Maryland Department of the Environment recently unveiled a draft rule two years in the planning that would require coal-burning plants in the Baltimore and Washington areas to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 48 percent over the next four years.

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Sierra

Beyond Coal Activists Turn Up the Heat for Clean Air in Maryland

Last year, Maryland positioned itself as an East Coast leader in offshore wind development with the passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 . The Sierra Club's Maryland Chapter worked for more than three years to get the bill passed.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environment, Science

Tax Foundation

Rain Tax Featured in Maryland Gubernatorial Campaign

The latest advertisements on behalf of Larry Hogan, the GOP candidate for Maryland's Governor, have focused on tying his opponent, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, to the tax policies of Governor Martin O'Malley .

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

Patch.com

AutoZone Collecting Food for Maryland Food Bank

The Maryland State Highway Administration is hosting a Stuff a Truck event this weekend to collect donations for the Maryland Food Bank . Stop by the AutoZone at 2707 Mountain Road in Pasadena on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to drop-off a non-perishable food donation.

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WBAL-AM Baltimore

Brown Leads Hogan In New Poll

There's a new poll out this morning in the race for Governor here in Maryland. Lt. Governor Anthony Brown leads Republican Larry Hogan by 12 points in the CBS News New York Times Poll of more than 1,000 registered voters.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Worcester County Times

Fight to ratify Equal Rights Amendment draws new interestFight to...

Fight to ratify Equal Rights Amendment draws new interest Thousands of women are expected to rally in Washington on Saturday for women's equality. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/11/maryland-equal-rights-women/15468965/ Thousands of women are expected to rally on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Saturday for women's equality, voting rights and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, adopted by Congress in 1972.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland, Robert Menendez

The Washington Post

Martin O'Malley asks attorneys to represent unaccompanied immigrant children

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley urged members of the Hispanic National Bar Association on Thursday to represent some of the thousands of immigrant children who arrived in the United States alone and now must navigate the legal system. "I'm calling on all of you... to be a part of this effort," O'Malley said during the association's annual convention in D.C. on Thursday morning, "to help these refuA gee children, to help them navigate the legal process and make sure that their hopes and their dignity is properly represented in this, the land of the free and the home of the brave."

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

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Maryland's DNR to Host 'Day to Serve' Projects

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is participating in the multi-state "Day to Serve" volunteer effort kicking off Thursday. DNR says they're hosting a number of service projects, from a statewide food drive to State Park cleanups.

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

JD Supra

State Revenue Departments Misapplying Federal Tax Law

State income tax laws generally build on federal tax law. The typical pattern is to begin the calculation of state taxable income with federal taxable income and then to modify it by adding or subtracting items where state tax policies differ from federal tax policies.

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Related Topix: Tax, Idaho Government, Idaho, Maryland

The Baltimore Sun

Democrats file complaint over Hogan bus

The Maryland Democratic Party filed a complaint against GOP gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan late Tuesday, alleging Hogan improperly paid for his campaign bus and skirted public financing rules. Democrats accused Hogan of cutting himself a deal that no private company would grant when he bought a recreational vehicle with his personal funds and then leased it back to the campaign for less than $700 a month.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Daily Record

Public Policy Analyst

Supports the Executive Director in developing and managing policies and programs to develop public awareness of access to justice issues. The position identifies, researches, analyzes and recommends policies and programs for the Maryland Access to Justice Commission to pursue on behalf of Marylanders facing critical barriers to justice.

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Patch.com

Montgomery County Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile: Health Officials

Maryland's first human case of West Nile virus for 2014 was recently reported near the District of Columbia, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene . The infected person lives in the North Capital region, where a horse also tested positive for the virus, the department says.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Maryland, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Black Enterprise

[Exclusive] Anthony Brown: The Man Who Wants To Lead Maryland

Come Nov. 4, the people of the great state of Maryland will be confronted with a big decision. Who will they choose to run their state through the next four years? They've got two choices.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Anne Arundel County, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, African-American

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