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Primary wins edge anti-smoking group closer to tax increase

An anti-smoking group says victories in Maryland's primary election have improved the odds that an increase in the tobacco tax will become a reality in 2015.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

ABC2 Maryland

The future of marijuana in Maryland

Marijuana advocates will be back at the State House in next year's legislative session pushing for something more like full legalization -- like what's happened in Colorado and Washington State.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Maryland, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Baltimore Sun

Sinai Hospital to address 'frequent fliers' to the emergency department

When people routinely visit the emergency room for non-emergencies it's not only costly to the health care system but a stress on hospitals, especially one such as Sinai Hospital , one of several in the state that cares for the worst traumas.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Healthcare Law, Law

Towleroad

Maryland To Provide Trans Health Coverage

As a result of a settlement to a legal claim filed on behalf of Sailor Holobaugh, the state of Maryland will now provide nondiscriminatory health coverage for its transgender employees.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Transgender, University of Maryland Baltimore, Healthcare Law, Law

ABC2 Maryland

Conceal, carry permits tough to obtain in Md.

In a two-page deposition, she laid out the specifics for her request. Schatz started practicing at a gun range.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Baltimore County, MD

American Thinker

Citing anti-gun laws, Baretta to move operations from Maryland to Tennessee

Legendary Italian gunmaker Beretta announced on Tuesday that because of changes in the law passed by the Maryland legislature, the company would be moving its manufacturing operations to Tennessee next year.

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Related Topix: Maryland, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Dan Malloy

Washington Examiner

Md. gun law debated in federal court

Lawyers for the state of Maryland asked a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a sweeping gun-control law, but attorneys leading the challenge contend parts of the law violate Second Amendment rights.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Guns, Life, Self Defense

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Beretta to move gun production from Maryland

Beretta U.S.A., the American arm of the iconic Italian firearm maker, said Tuesday that it would move all of its U.S. manufacturing activities from Prince George's County to Tennessee in response to the gun control law the Maryland General Assembly passed last year.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Guns, Accokeek, MD, US News, Baltimore, MD

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Gun rights advocates take aim at state law

THANK YOU. GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES CHALLENGED TOUGH NEW LAWS AND THOROUGH COURT TODAY.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Maryland

The Leadership Institute

LI-trained candidate for Maryland Senate defeats incumbent

"I could not just sit back and watch tax-and-spend liberals destroy my home state of Maryland," the newly Republican-endorsed candidate for Maryland's State Senate Michael Hough said.

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Related Topix: Maryland, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Towson University

Business Journal

Ruling on health-law subsidies raises pressure on Maryland's exchange

State Health Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, left, and the exchange's director, Carolyn Quattrocki.

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The Daily Caller

Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Gallatin, TN, US News, Conservative Political News

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Maryland gun law debated in federal court

They are challenging the constitutionality of the state ban on semi-automatic weapons and limits on the number of rounds in magazines.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Maryland

ABC2 Maryland

MD's assault weapons ban argued in court

The lawsuit heard in federal court today says that Maryland's ban of certain assault style weapons and gun magazines is unconstitutional.

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The Baltimore Sun

Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

After Sailor Holobaugh, left, and his attorney Jer Welter, right, with Free State Legal, filed a discrimination claim against the state for denying health insurance coverage of Holobaugh's transition-related care, the state reversed its policy -- and now provides such care for all state employees and their dependents.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Transgender, Health Insurance, Health, Baltimore, MD

ABC2 Maryland

Despite claims, shark data appears 'ordinary'

For researchers at the Maryland Department of the Environment, it could be a smooth dogfish, spiny dogfish or a sand tiger shark.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC2 Maryland

Should Maryland house immigrant children?

On Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley hosted a meeting of more than 50 faith groups and service providers -- trying to figure out whether any immigrant children could be housed here in Maryland.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Immigration Reform

JD Supra

Proposed 'Buy American' Regulations Complicate Doing Business with the State of Maryland

On July 11, 2014, the Maryland Board of Public Works issued a Notice of Proposed Action that proposed new regulations concerning the preference for American-manufactured goods on most public contracts.

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Washington Examiner

Md. gun law supporter says it's working

With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Maryland

Sat Jul 19, 2014

CBS Local

Health Officials Warn Against West Nile Virus in Md.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced this week that annual monitoring for West Nile has begun in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland, West Nile Virus, Health

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