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1 hr ago | CBS Local

$10 Million Fund Established to Help Md. Fix Potholes and Repair Roadways

Governor Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday that all 23 counties in Maryland and Baltimore City have applied for $10 million in state funds, and has been approved.

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

5 hrs ago | Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Color Maryland Green Contest Names Winners

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill, and the Department of the Environment Secretary Bob Summers, today announced the winners of the Color Maryland Green contest at an award ceremony at Tawes Garden in Annapolis.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Arts, Poetry, Gaithersburg, MD, Ellicott City, MD

9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the high-profile discrimination lawsuit of a Gallaudet University official who claimed she was unfairly demoted for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum.

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Related Topix: Gallaudet University, Maryland, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Education

13 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Beer drinkers could benefit from Md. measure

And thanks to legislation awaiting Gov. Martin O'Malley's approval, this dream might finally become a reality for Maryland microbrewery regulars.

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

17 hrs ago | Gazette.net

College Park leads county in water conservation challenge

April showers are said to bring May flowers, but in College Park, residents hope they will bring environmental consciousness and perhaps some eco-friendly prizes.

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22 hrs ago | High Times

Legislative Roundup: April 21

Attorney General Eric Holder said last week that he is "cautiously optimistic" about how legalized marijuana is playing out in Colorado and Washington.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, Federal Prisons, Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Metro Weekly

Equality Endorsements, Round 4: Equality Maryland PAC releases more...

Equality Maryland PAC, the political action committee for the Free State's major LGBT-rights organization, released a fourth wave of candidate endorsements for those seeking office in the General Assembly, expanding its total number of legislative endorsements to 91. The organization previously endorsed the ticket of Lt.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Anne Arundel County, MD

Daily Kos

Candidate for governor in Maryland says being in the military isn't a 'real job'

Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler on Monday disparaged his primary opponent's service in Iraq, criticizing him as "somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything."

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Related Topix: Maryland, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WMDT

Delmarva Power Donates 19,000 Light Bulbs To MD Food Bank

Nearly 4,800 families on Maryland's Eastern Shore will soon be saving on their energy bills.

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Related Topix: Maryland, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

JD Supra

Maryland Legislature Approves Ban on Discrimination against Transgender Employees

Maryland is poised to become the 18th state, along with the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to protect employees from unlawful discrimination based on gender identity.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Transgender, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

ABC2 Maryland

Minimum wage hike could spill over to others

Randy Marriner doesn't employ any minimum wage workers at his Columbia restaurant, but he is concerned about the pending hike to Maryland's new salary requirements.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Towson University

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Vets group seeks apology from Doug Gansler

ONE FIREFIGHTER WAS ALSO TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES. A VETERANS GROUP IS DEMANDING AN APOLOGY FROM DOUG GANSLER.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Baltimore Sun

Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment

A veterans group that endorsed his opponent Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the Democratic race for governor demanded an apology from Gansler, who suggested Brown's military service in Iraq as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves was not "a real job."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Maryland, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Washington Post

In Maryland governor's race, Brown picks up support of building trades organization

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown picked up an endorsement of his gubernatorial bid Monday from a labor organization representing roofers, plumbers, bricklayers and other building trades workers in the region.

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PennLive.com

Bill allowing Maryland wineries to offer samples at farmers'...

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards is one of Maryland's premium producers. Located on the borde between Frederick and Montgomery counties, it's open seven days a week.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Wine, Drink, Garrett County, MD, Dorchester County, MD, Calvert County, MD

CBS Local

Baltimore Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell To Retire

Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell, a Democrat who has represented a Baltimore district for 15 years, says she will retire when her term ends.

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Daily Record

Md. spent $90M on health exchange tech

A breakdown of spending on Maryland's troubled health exchange shows that more than $90 million of the nearly $130 million cost so far has gone toward technology expenses.

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

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Daily Times

On pot, take careful steps

That shift reflects a softer attitude among Americans toward the smoking of cannabis, most commonly known as pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Smoking, Medicine, Health, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Maryland

The Baltimore Sun

Gone with the wind farm?

Our view: A theoretical inconvenience to Pax River radar testing shouldn't trump a 150-megawatt Eastern Shore wind power facility For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, US Politics, Maryland, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Patuxent River, MD, US Navy, US Military, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Washington Post

In Maryland attorney general's race, Braveboy wins endorsement of building trades group

Del. Aisha N. Braveboy has picked up the endorsement of a Washington-area building trades labor organization in her bid to become Maryland's next attorney general .

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Related Topix: Maryland, Baltimore County, MD

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