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Colder temperatures projected for Maryland later in winter (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — While many burrowed indoors the third week of November as extreme record-breaking cold impinged upon life across the Mid-Atlantic, the snow machines at Wisp Ski Resort were busy whirring and churning out a base layer of snow for ...

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How Md. uses surveillance, data to track motorists, traffic (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Motorists in Maryland may be aware of the cameras that enforce speed and red-light violations, but the state’s tracking practices include other layers to assist in law enforcement efforts, and for traffic and planning purposes. Through the different ...

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Environmental group says much of Md. tap water has contaminants (access required)

Tap water at the majority of Maryland utilities, or public water systems, had levels of contaminants that exceeded health guidelines established by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit focused on environmental health issues. According to EWG’s 2019 update, predominant chemicals ...

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Congress still awaits report on cancellation of FBI move (access required)

WASHINGTON — With parts of the FBI headquarters building crumbling on Pennsylvania Avenue, there had been plans to relocate the agency to a more secluded and spacious campus in either suburban northern Virginia or suburban Maryland. But six months after ...

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Officials announce largest tobacco bust in Md. agency’s history (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday announced the agency’s largest tobacco bust ever, resulting in more than $450,000 worth of seized contraband tobacco products. The raid, which took place Nov. 5, recovered 521 packs of untaxed cigarettes, 1,246 ...

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Van Hollen, Beyer propose surtax on millionaires (access required)

The richest 1% of Americans control more wealth than the entire middle class combined, according to the Brookings Institution - a striking sign of income inequality that has accelerated since the Great Recession.

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Deadline nears for Maryland uninsured-motorist debt amnesty (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Time is running out for uninsured motorists in Maryland to take advantage of a program that forgives 80 percent of uninsured-driving debts that became delinquent before 2017. Debtors have until Dec. 31 to register for the program and ...

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