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Author Archives: Capital News Service

Broad range of new laws to take effect in Md. on Oct. 1 (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — New laws going into effect in Maryland on Friday will put into action police and criminal justice reforms, address early voting, and increase protections for LGBTQ+ people. Police reforms include greater transparency for police conduct records and independent ...

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Md. residents take a crack at the state’s redistricting maps (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Interested citizens can draw their own congressional and legislative maps to submit for consideration to Maryland’s two redistricting commissions. The commissions, one established by Gov. Larry Hogan and one run by the Legislature, are holding public meetings to ...

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Maryland to start Apple’s electronic credentials program (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Marylanders traveling on an airplane may soon be able to leave their plastic state identification behind for a digital card from Apple Wallet. Other states introducing the digital identification program through Apple Inc. include Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, ...

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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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