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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - MD: Community Issues and Volunteering

Long before Election Day, people can also make their voices heard by being campaign workers for the candidates of their choice. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

BALTIMORE – As the November election draws closer, advocates for working families across the nation are trying to get the word out about how much each individual vote counts. In Maryland, volunteers are going door to door, talking about some of the issues on the ballot and the candidates who

Hip, knee and back pain can set in by overdoing it, or also by not getting enough exercise. (Kevin Patrick Allen)

BALTIMORE, Md. - It may sound like a joke or an insult, but Dormant Butt Syndrome is a real issue and affects millions of Americans. It's a weakness of the gluteal muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long. Wexner Medical Center physical therapist Chris K

Nine of 10 Hispanic adults in Prince George's County don't have health insurance. (La Clinica del Pueblo)

HYATTSVILLE, Md. - Maryland's Hispanic community has grown to about 10 percent of the total population, and many don't have health insurance. A collaborative effort is under way in Maryland to provide health care to those who can't afford it. The focus is on Prince George's County, which has the

Pollutants get into storm drains and wind up in local waterways, including Chesapeake Bay. (princegeorgescounty.md.gov)

BALTIMORE - The Environmental Protection Agency is praising Prince George's County for efforts to address stormwater runoff that ends up in Chesapeake Bay. There was $2.4 million recently awarded for 33 projects by businesses, neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations and nonprofits that foun

A new study finds older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study that was done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, released today, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older A

Children who grow up with a parent in prison deal with a variety of issues, including poverty and emotional trauma. (ca.gov)

BALTIMORE - There are 82,000 children in Maryland with either a mom or dad who are, or have been, in jail or prison. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says these kids often are dealing with poverty, homelessness and emotional trauma. The report has recommendations to state and local po

From March to September, oysters are planted in the Chesapeake Bay. In the last 20 years, almost 6 billion have been dropped back into the water to shore up the oyster population. (NOAA)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Now that the weather for it is better, there's a major oyster reseeding effort in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Bryan Kent Gomes at the nonprofit Oyster Recovery Partnership says the mission is to increase the number of oysters in the Bay. In the last two decades, they

A pilot program to share solar power in Maryland will begin this spring, once final public comments are made to the Maryland Public Service Commission. (flickr.com)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A lot of hard work went into winning legislative approval for the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Project and now, its backers say the job is to get residents and businesses signed up. The idea is to allow businesses to put up solar panels, and community members can buy shares of

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