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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - MD: Oceans

PHOTO: B.V. Wine from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Trust. The nonprofit funds about $5 million in projects and programs to improve the bay each year. Photo credit: NOAA.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A bi-coastal partnership is mixing water with fine wines to benefit projects to restore Chesapeake Bay. Beaulieu Vineyard, or B.V. Wine, from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of its profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesape

PHOTO: The new Chesapeake Conservation Corps class will be announced Tuesday, and is set to include 32 people ages 18 to 25 who will spend a year volunteering on projects that benefit the bay. Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - At least 32 young people are ready to get to work Tuesday to serve as yearlong volunteers with the 2015 Chesapeake Conservation Corps program. More than 100 students had applied for positions with organizations that work on environmental projects benefitting the health of Chesapeak

PHOTO: EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin announces $3.7 million in grants for

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

PHOTO: The 400,000 Marylanders who purchase

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - "Treasure the Chesapeake" and receive perks. A new "plate perks" program has been unveiled for the 400,000 Marylanders who purchase the special Treasure the Chesapeake license plates. Bay plate owners will receive preferred parking, as well as discounts on goods and services - in a

PHOTO: $1.4 million is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Some of the funding goes to schools. Photo courtesy of CBT.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than a million dollars is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, for projects aimed at improving the waters of the Bay. Grants totaling $1.4 million have been awarded to more than 100 nonprofits, municipalities and schools. According to Chesapeake Bay

PHOTO: The Chesapeake Bay Trust is announcing the names of 26 newly-selected participants in the state's Conservation Corps. Photo Credit: CBT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's not easy landing that first job, but it just got easier for a few dozen young Marylanders interested in improving the environment. Today in Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is announcing the names of 26 newly-selected members of its Conservation Corps. According to Trust e

PHOTO: Loud seismic air gun blasts could damage sea life and fisheries in the Atlantic. Photo credit: Natural Resources Canada.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Sea life in the Atlantic could be in for a very unpleasant surprise, according to the group Oceana. They say seismic air gun blasts, which are a precursor to deep-water oil drilling, could be shot over and over again for months on end in a wide area of the sea off the southeastern c

PHOTO: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is raising the grade for the Chesapeake Bay's overall health. Photo credit: UMCES

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - "C" is for Chesapeake. After a dismal "D-plus" rating for overall health in 2011, according to scientists, the Chesapeake Bay is getting cleaner and healthier, enough so to have earned a "C" grade for 2012. Dr. Bill Dennison, vice president for science applications with the Unive

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