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PHOTO: Atlantic offshore wind power potential hasn't yet been tapped, although a new report says Maryland is one of the states leading the way for development. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

BALTIMORE - The water is waiting for wind power development, with a new report from the National Wildlife Federation showing that, while a handful of offshore wind projects are well on their way, there are still thousands of acres of Atlantic waters available. Report author Catherine Bowes called i...Read More

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PHOTO: Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are co-sponsors of a proposed constitutional amendment giving Congress and states control of political campaign spending. A committee vote is expected Thursday. Photos courtesy of Senator Mikulski and Senator Cardin's offices.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A proposed constitutional amendment to give political campaign spending control to Congress and states is expected to come before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a vote on Thursday. Senate Joint Resolution 19 is co-sponsored by Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikuls...Read More

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PHOTO: Along with picnics and fireworks, Marylanders are being encouraged to display an American flag for the Fourth of July holiday. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE – Along with picnics and fireworks, Marylanders are being encouraged to display the American flag for the Fourth of July holiday. The U.S. Flag Code directs that flags on display 24 hours a day be illuminated at night, and it's OK to leave a flag out in bad weather, as long as the m...Read More

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PHOTO: Maryland received a 'C' in a new report that grades how each state supports new parents in the workplace. Photo credit Microsoft Images.

BALTIMORE - Maryland received a 'C' in a new report analyzing how each state supports, or doesn't support, new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The grade may seem average, but the state got extra points for enacting new laws on providing reasonable accommodations and unpaid family...Read More

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PHOTO: AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg says caregivers need more support, such as paid sick days and flexibility for expanded time off to help care for aging relatives. Photo courtesy AARP Maryland

BALTIMORE - People like choices, but they're not always getting them when it comes to long-term care in Maryland. An AARP scorecard on care options and performance ranks all the states, and overall, Maryland ranks 23rd. AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg said one challenge is changing stat...Read More

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PHOTO: EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin announces $3.7 million in grants for "green streets" projects. Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

BALTIMORE - New grants totaling $3.7 million are on the way to local nonprofits, towns and schools to carry out projects for the "Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns" partnership. The Chesapeake Bay Trust, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) anno...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The new CDC National Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows 41 percent of teens admit to texting or e-mailing while driving. CREDIT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BALTIMORE - Less cigarette smoking, soda drinking and physical fighting, but more time at computers and other tech devices. That's the snapshot from the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Youth Risk Behavior survey. The government goal of reducing teen smoking nationally to les...Read More

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PHOTO: Inside the Supreme Court building, the justices are looking at a case union officials say could be of vital importance to vulnerable women workers. Photo by Franz Jantzen, courtesy Supreme Court of the United States

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Unions are closely watching a soon-to-be-decided Supreme Court case. Harris v. Quinn could stop home care workers and child care providers from joining public sector unions that automatically include employees in paying dues and enjoying contract benefits. Jennifer Munt, a...Read More

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