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15 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Maryland Open Meetings: When Losing is Winning

A parents' group has been dogging the Montgomery County School Board for the usual apparent back-room, secret dealing that gets citizens so steamed.

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15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Brown goes after Hogan on economic issues in first TV ad of fall campaign in Md.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony G. Brown launched his fall television advertising campaign Friday with a spot claiming that Republican nominee Larry Hogan "would take Maryland families backwards" on a range of economic issues.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Washington Examiner

Health officials warn against using unapproved med

Public health officials in Maryland are warning residents against using an unapproved medication to treat children's colds that is being sold in some convenience stores in Latino communities.

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The Dispatch

Offshore Wind Farm Lease Areas Auction For $8.7M

The future development of a vast wind energy farm off the coast of Ocean City cleared another significant hurdle this week with the successful auction of 80,000 acres off the resort's coast to a Texas-based company for over $8.7 million.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Ocean City, MD, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Maryland

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Md. to get $75M from Bank of America settlement

Maryland will get $75 million from a housing securities settlement the state's attorney general secured with the Bank of America over unlawful mortgage practices.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Gazette.net

A break from sound policy

Last week, Maryland took a holiday as summer neared an end - a week without the 6 percent sales tax on most clothing items and shoes.

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WBAL-TV Baltimore

Hogan proposes eliminating taxes on retirement income

The Maryland Department of Legislative Services estimated this proposal would cost state and local governments $425 million to $475 million in lost tax revenue.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Personal Finance, Social Security

Pam's House Blend

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

"The most recent edition of Inspire magazine, March 2014, the online, English-language propaganda publication of [Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula], presents a full-page collage depicting varied imagesa in order to construct an explosive device," reads Carbaugh's affidavit .

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Maryland, New York, Terrorism

Gazette.net

Dymowski running for attorney general

As a hearing officer with the Maryland Parole Commission, Leo Wayne Dymowski said he sees first hand the consequence of the war on drugs.

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

Big News Network.com

Sun Investigates Maryland agency failed monitor placement of foster children audit says

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Business Journal

Devinder Singh, M.D.

Dr. Singh, associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine was appointed Chairman of the Maryland Board of Physicians.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

Hogan pledges to get tough on other states in effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled a new Web ad in which he vows he would clean up the Chesapeake Bay by getting tough on other states contributing to pollution in Maryland.

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The Baltimore Sun

Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Maryland, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

The Washington Post

Md. health officials: Rebuilt health insurance online site will be ready in time

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration is confident that its rapid rebuilding of the state's health insurance Web site is progressing as planned and will be ready before the next enrollment period begins in November.

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

ThinkProgress

How Fracking In Maryland Would Threaten The Health Of Anyone Who Breathes Nearby

Fracking in Maryland would pose a risk of harmful air pollution and would bring jobs that could be dangerous for workers, a new report has found.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Environment, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, US News, Liberal Political News

Washington Blade

Maryland LGBT youth at risk: report

'There is much work to be done to protect the rights of LGBTQ youth,' said Aaron Merki , executive director of FreeState Legal Project.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Gay/Lesbian

Water Online

EPA Approves Pollution Budget For Restoring Maryland Coastal Bays

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the pollution budget developed by Maryland to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus in Maryland's coastal bays and tributaries to levels that meet water quality standards.

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

Baltimore News

Fundraiser fired by national GOP to work for Hogan

The Maryland Republican Party has hired a fundraiser who was fired by the national party for authorizing payment for young donors to attend a bondage-themed nightclub.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

UM study warns of health impacts from fracking

A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Environment, Science, Garrett County, MD, Allegany County, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Daily Caller

Clinton-Appointed Judge Upholds Maryland's "Assault Weapon" And ...

Last week's ruling by the judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland reminds us why it is important to elect U.S. senators who will reject an anti-gun president's anti-gun nominees to the federal courts, and to elect presidents who will not nominate anti-gunners in the first place.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Guns, Opinion

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