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3 hrs ago | 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 Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

Gubernatorial Candidates Run the Gamut on Views About Marijuana

By Megan Brockett , CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE The debate over Maryland's marijuana laws took the state capital by storm this legislative session, and the issue seems poised to linger there into the future and during the governor's race.

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

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

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Elderly Couple Found Dead In Maryland Home

Authorities were called to the 600 block of William Street in Berlin before 9 a.m. Wednesday after a call from a family member of the victims came into 911 to report a possible shooting.

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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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Related Topix: Maryland Government

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 Government, Adamstown, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Long-Green, MD, Garrett County, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Ocean City ranked as one of the least safe places to live in Maryland

The answer surprisingly is yes, according to analysis by Movoto , a California-based real estate brokerage that researches various trends and market conditions across the nation.

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Related Topix: Ocean City, MD, Travel

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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The Baltimore Sun

Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has emerged as a major force in his party's chase for campaign cash, collecting more money since he joined the race three months ago than his rivals took in all of last year, figures from the campaign show.

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Related Topix: US News, Saint Mary's College

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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 Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Transgender

Patch.com

Strong Bay Harvest Brought Few Undersized Oyster Violations

By Lyle Kendrick The number of oystermen cited or given warnings for having undersized oysters was at a five-year low this season, which some Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials said is the result of a particularly strong harvest.

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Queerty

Noah's Flood, 9/11, Autism & More: All The Things Gay People Have Been Blamed For

Another day, another incensed right-wing nut blaming gay people for a natural disaster.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Wedding

Business Journal

Maryland colleges aren't making the grade in developing cyber talent

There are about 20 colleges in Maryland that offer degrees in computer science and information technology.

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Patch.com

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

By Nicole Jones , CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE It's been six months since the Maryland law banning cellphone usage while driving became more strict, and the number of drivers ticketed has more than tripled.

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

Patch.com

Marylanders Get Perks Like Cookies, Massages on Tax Day

Taxes are due Tuesday , which can be stressful. To ease the pain, area businesses are offering perks, from free cookies to shredding.

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New York Daily News

Maryland parents charged in death of 21-month-old daughter

Frankie Aubrey Williams, 24, was indicted Monday on a slew of charges - including first-degree murder - after he allegedly hit his daughter 'several times with a closed fist, hard enough to hurt an adult.'

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

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 Government, Gay/Lesbian

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 Government, 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 Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

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