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9:37 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Offshore Wind, Fracking, Syria’s Chemical Weapons, & Maryland’s Unemployment Rate

Thanet wind farm off the coast of England.

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 10:12 am

We report on the push to develop an offshore wind industry in Maryland. We examine a new study on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) in Western MD. Plus: a team from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the destruction of Syria’s most dangerous chemical weapons. MD’s unemployment rate rose to 6.1% in July. And more.

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Headlines
1:33 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Baltimoreans Protest Ferguson Shooting, Calls For A Later First Day Of School, & Tax-Free Week Ends

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 8:37 am

Demonstrators took to the streets in Baltimore last night to protest the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. State Comptroller Peter Franchot took his call for a later start to the school year to Ocean City yesterday. You’ve got two more days to get in on Maryland’s annual sales-tax-free shopping period. Today and tomorrow, you can buy many articles of clothing - including shoes - valued up to $100 without paying the state's six-percent sales tax. Plus: a new president for BCCC, why a fee-reduction bill drew Rawlings-Blake's first veto, spice-seller McCormick is recalling nearly 75-thousand bottles of ground oregano, and more.

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Headlines
9:28 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Changes To State Employee Health Plans, FoP Endorses Brown, Common Core, & Vaccination Requirements

Teachers Lisa Yim of Montgomery County (left) and Sarah Clark of Baltimore County.

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 9:50 am

State employees will soon see changes in their health plans, including rewards for workers who take steps to stay healthy, and penalties for those who don’t follow medical advice. The Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial campaign. The latest on the implementation of the Common Core education standards. New vaccination requirements for MD students. A new commander for Baltimore’s homicide unit. And more.

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Maryland
9:01 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Record-Setting Rain, MD Gun Law Ruled Constitutional, Cove Point, & Rawlings-Blake’s First Veto

Dominion's liquefied natural gas terminal at Cove Point.

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 9:10 am

6.3-inches of rain were recorded at BWI yesterday, the most rain ever recorded on an August 12th. A federal judge says the strict gun law that Maryland’s General Assembly passed last year is constitutional. A Circuit Court judge’s decision to strike down an ordinance exempting plans for a LNG export terminal at Cove Point from zoning regulations may or may not affect that project’s construction. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has issued her first veto. And more…

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Headlines
9:37 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Paying For E 26th St Repairs, Calls For Rail Improvements, and Special Immigrant Status

Taken soon after the April street collapse, when vehicles and portions of road fell into a CSX rail line that runs along 26th Street in Baltimore.

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 9:48 am

An agreement has been reached on how to pay to fix the retaining wall that collapsed along Baltimore’s East 26th Street amid heavy rains in April. The push for railroad improvements in Baltimore and the Northeast Corridor is continuing. The story of one of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who’ve come to the US from Central America. And more.

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