Monday, January 30, 2023

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Massachusetts could restrict police use of facial recognition technology, Wyoming mulls more health coverage for workers, and a report finds low salary contributes to social workers leaving the field.

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Civil rights activists push for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act following the killing of Tyre Nichols, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he can reach a deal with President Biden on the debt ceiling, and election experts say 2023 could shape voting rights across the country.

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"Brain Gain?" Research shows rural population is actually growing, especially in recreational areas; other small towns are having success offering relocation incentives like free building lots, cash, complimentary dinners and even internet credits; and researchers say the key is flexibility and creativity.

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Virginia Delivers "Results" for Most Kids, but Racial Barriers Remain

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VA Parents' Plea: Crisis Money for Kids

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State Teachers Union Marks 150th Anniversary

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AARP: Maryland Needs Comprehensive Plan for Aging Population

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Report: More Virginia Kids Getting Health Insurance

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More Maryland Kids Getting Health Insurance

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New Report: More VA Kids Living in Low-Income Households

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Report: More MD Children Living in Low-Income Households

BALTIMORE - Although Maryland is considered one of the wealthiest states in the nation, there's been a double-digit increase in the percentage of …


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