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Author Archives: Capital News Service

Bay area lawmakers urge EPA to enforce pollution standards (access required)

Senators from the Chesapeake Bay region are asking the Biden administration to enforce strict water pollution standards in Pennsylvania and New York to help meet previously-agreed goals for restoring the Bay. The lawmakers, all Democrats, told new Environmental Protection Agency ...

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College Park company finds itself in quantum space race (access required)

Over the past few decades, quantum computing has developed from what many considered a science-fiction fantasy into what could be the next technological revolution. One Maryland company, College Park-based IonQ Inc., could play a key role. In what some are ...

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Maryland’s weakest counties see strongest home sales (access required)

Kimberly Alster first purchased property near Deep Creek Lake in Maryland’s Garrett County 12 years ago. At the time, the idea was to use the home for frequent family vacations. When the pandemic struck, however, the Alsters decided to trade ...

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Concerns grow about policing mental health crises in Montgomery County (access required)

In Montgomery County, there is a growing debate about the role of police in addressing mental health crises. The county’s population is reliant on only two in-person assistance resources for behavioral-health related incidents. Nationwide, one in four victims of police ...

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Gun sales booming in Maryland, data shows (access required)

From 2019 to 2020, the number of approved applications for Maryland civilians licensed to buy or own a regulated firearm more than doubled, according to data obtained from a public records request. In 2019, 47,093 total requests were approved for ...

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Md. board approves compensation for man wrongfully convicted (access required)

After serving 19 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of attempted murder, a man was awarded more than $1.6 million in compensation from the state of Maryland. The Board of Public Works voted unanimously Wednesday to approve funding for ...

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Cash-rich restaurateurs see opportunities to expand (access required)

Prior to the pandemic, Josh Phillips successfully operated Espita, a Mexican restaurant that catered to budget-minded foodies in Washington’s upscale Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood. But like many other restaurants in the metropolitan area — and the nation — business collapsed ...

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Expansive COVID-19 bill advancing in legislature (access required)

A bill that would require the Maryland Department of Health to create and implement a two-year plan for COVID-19 recovery by June 1, among other measures, is nearing passage in the General Assembly. With a price tag of at least ...

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