2 hrs ago
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.
10 hrs ago
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.
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.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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."
Wed Sep 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
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.
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.
[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.
Is Maryland the best state to live in? See what Marylanders had to say
The debate of Maryland versus Virginia is always a hot topic in our region - but today, a poll is giving one of them an edge. Gallup decided to ask about 600 adults in all 50 states if they think their state is the best place to live.
O'Malley to discuss EARN Maryland program
O'Malley will be joined by state officials and local manufacturers to talk about the initiative on Tuesday in Baltimore. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Leonard Howie is scheduled to attend.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Campaigns For MD Governor Face Complaints
The race to the governor's office is heating up in Maryland with less than two months until the November elections. Adding fuel to the fire, accusations of violated elections laws.
Panel delays final vote on smog protections
A Maryland panel has given provisional approval to new protections against smog, but some environmental groups are not happy that a final vote has been delayed for a month. The Air Quality Control Advisory Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to air quality protections submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Undocumented teen shares risky journey to U.S.
Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 8 at 5:18PM EDT expiring September 8 at 10:00PM EDT in effect for: Worcester Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 7 at 6:02PM EDT expiring September 8 at 10:00PM EDT in effect for: Worcester It's being called a crisis at the U.S. border. The latest figures show that U.S. Border Patrol agents have stopped more than 66,000 unaccompanied children from Central America since October 2013.