Author Archives: Capital News Service

Md. bills heard on airplane seats, venison donations and more 

Sen. James Rosapepe (File)

ANNAPOLIS — Bills on the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s access to birth certificates; airplane passenger safety; e-cigarette sales; classroom cellphone use; tuition for those in foster care; and venison donations were heard Wednesday by legislators in Annapolis. A Senate panel is weighing ...

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Proposed legislation aims to stop online sex trafficking

  WASHINGTON – Last year, Maryland had the 13th-most sex trafficking cases in the country with 161, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. This year, the hotline reported 61 sex trafficking cases in the state as of June 30. ...

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Maryland shows off new snow plow and infrared reader

The State Highway Administration has bought nine new “quad axle” trucks to supplement their standard fleet. These new trucks, pictured here Nov. 8, 2017, in Hanover, Md., can carry more than double the amount of salt and 40 more gallons of fuel (Josh Schmidt/Capital News Service).

HANOVER — The Maryland State Highway Administration is preparing for winter with improved technology that the agency said will clear roads more efficiently, curb salt usage and provide more information to drivers. The highway agency on Wednesday demonstrated an infrared ...

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Maryland reduces oyster restoration acreage goal

More than 1,000 baby oysters, or spat, are in each of these bags used in 2011 to create a sanctuary oyster reef in Virginia waters. (U.S. Army photo/ Pamela Spaugy)

ANNAPOLIS — The state of Maryland has decided to reduce the large-scale oyster restoration project goal in the Little Choptank River after boaters ran aground at another sanctuary and some of the man-made reefs there had to be rebuilt. The sanctuaries ...

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