Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Connecting health outcomes to climate solutions and lower utility bills, Engagement Center finding success near Boston's troubled 'Mass and Cass' and more protections coming for PA Children's Service providers.


Georgia breaks a state record for early voting, Democrats are one step closer to codifying same-sex marriage, and Arizona county officials refuse to certify the results of the midterm elections.


A water war in Southwest Utah has ranchers and Native tribes concerned, federal solar subsidies could help communities transition to renewable energy, and Starbucks workers attempt to unionize.


The greatest number of cases eligible for the Juvenile Restoration Act have come from Baltimore. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Advocates: Juvenile Restoration Act Results Suggest Further Reforms

Maryland's Juvenile Restoration Act has been in effect for more than a year now and its impact has people talking about additional reforms. The act …

Nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Centers operate nationwide. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Small Business Saturday Highlights Local Economies

Holiday shoppers this week have no shortage of options with Small Business Saturday being observed on Nov. 26. Sandwiched between Black Friday and …

Current funding for the State Wildlife Grants Program is $65 million per year. (Adobe Stock)
Wild Turkey Restoration in MD a Blueprint for Future Conservation Efforts

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, many may not realize a century ago, wild turkeys were on the brink of extinction. Conservation groups are …

As part of a settlement, Experian will be required to improve its vetting and oversight of third parties that access consumer information. (Anthony Brown/Adobe Stock)
Maryland Reaches Settlements with Experian over Data Breaches

The state of Maryland has entered into multiple settlements with Experian over data breaches. The Maryland Attorney General's Office along with …

The Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Initiative is estimated to have created or retained more than 39,000 jobs since 2015.(Adobe Stock)
Garrett County, MD Wins Grant for Broadband Expansion

The Appalachian Regional Commission has announced its 2022 POWER grant awards, and Garrett County Maryland is on the list. The POWER program focuses …

Maryland to Build Automated Weather Station Network

The state of Maryland is building an automated network of weather stations to help with forecasting and emergency alerts. The state and the …

Maryland's voting system produces a voter-verifiable paper record. (Lisa F. Young/Adobe Stock)
Advocates Call Machine Counting of Ballots Faster, More Accurate

With the likelihood of a long wait for election results nationwide, Maryland's decision to pre-process mail-in ballots may pay dividends in the …

A new report showed fully funding the pollution-reduction efforts needed to restore the bay would add $655 million annually to the regional economy. (Adobe Stock)
Report: Maryland Could See Economic Benefit from Farm Conservation Practices

A new study out this week reports Maryland could realize economic benefits from agricultural conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay region…

Research suggests observing bullying also can lead to adverse mental-health outcomes. (Waseem Ali Khan/Adobe Stock)
Bullying Prevention Month Brings Awareness to Victims, Perpetrators

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and experts are reminding Marylanders to be aware of the patterns within bullying. The …

The eviction rate in Baltimore is almost 2.5 times the national average. (Yurii Kibalnik/Adobe Stock)
Baltimore Pilot Program to Provide Tenants Legal Representation

Most tenants facing eviction do not have legal representation, but a pilot program in Baltimore seeks to change that. The cost of eviction to the …

A 2017 Learning Policy Institute survey found teachers' dissatisfaction with standardized testing pressures was the most frequently listed reason for leaving the profession. (Adobe Stock)
Maryland School Districts Navigate Teacher Shortage

Maryland is part of the national trend of school districts struggling to meet student needs with a teacher shortage made worse by COVID. More than 5…

Maryland was the last state in the union to still forbid any kind of mail-in ballot counting before election day. (Adobe Stock)
Maryland to Begin Pre-Processing of Mail-In Ballots

Maryland's back-and-forth over the pre-processing of mail-in ballots is over, as the state's highest court has weighed in. Earlier this year the …


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