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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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Maryland black bear hunt numbers are up with growing population (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Starting with a chance in a lottery, black bear hunting in Maryland can be a long process. After winning a license, carefully choosing a location and days outside hunting the bear, the payout can sometimes be as simple ...

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Supreme Court to weigh move to end program for young immigrants (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is due to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, 165 educational institutions (including ...

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E-scooters on college campuses look like they have a bumpy road ahead (access required)

Electric scooters are making their way onto college campuses across the country. But with this new alternative transportation method comes e-scooter-related accidents that campus officials expect to rise. The University of Maryland welcomed an electric fleet at the beginning of ...

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Md. lawmakers, officials, union meet on staffing shortages (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — State union employees told lawmakers Tuesday they are concerned that staff shortages — of about 2,600, according to a 2018 study — are causing safety issues, including some injuries, for employees at certain agencies. Maryland lawmakers, state officials ...

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UMD says it has high hopes for the Cool Food Pledge (access required)

University of Maryland was the first university to join the Cool Food Pledge, an initiative that requires organizations to reduce their food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030. The university announced on Aug. 26 that it would cut down ...

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Congress considers striking ‘illegal alien’ from federal laws (access required)

WASHINGTON — Just three years ago, the words “oriental” and “negro” were removed from federal laws and regulations, after a bill to ban the offensive words unanimously passed Congress. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-New York, pushed that legislation through, under the ...

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