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Author Archives: Capital News Service

College athletes could be paid for endorsements under Md. bill (access required)

College athletes could be allowed to profit off of their name, image and likeness, and would be better protected under a bill that passed the Maryland House of Delegates this week. HB0125 and its cross-file, SB0439, with sponsors Del. Brooke ...

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Maryland General Assembly targets suicide prevention (access required)

A rise in suicides and concerns about police interactions with those threatening to self-harm have prompted legislation in Maryland that would ease costs for certain treatment and require more training for law enforcement.

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Bill would grant Md. high school seniors extra year of play (access required)

Legislation in Maryland could allow senior athletes at public high schools to play sports the year after they graduate, to make up for the challenges and unusual circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. Based on the current rules set forth by ...

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Toll from pandemic could change Md. oyster industry for good (access required)

The pandemic-affected oyster season has been difficult for the industry in Maryland, causing farmers and watermen to rethink how they sell their product and changing how programs conduct oyster restoration. After restaurants reduced their capacity and a stay-at-home order was ...

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Maryland legislation would combat menstrual inequities (access required)

Maryland health departments and social service agencies would distribute free menstrual hygiene products to low-income households should a bill in the state Legislature pass this session. Saara Khan, a 13-year-old activist, brought this bill forward in hopes that it will ...

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Bills seek to limit implicit bias in Md. judicial system (access required)

Maryland legislators have introduced a pair of bills that could mandate police, judges, state’s attorneys and public defenders undergo implicit bias training in order to recognize and counteract any potential biases they may carry against specific groups. Implicit bias is ...

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What’s next for the struggling U.S. Postal Service? (access required)

Almost two months into the new year, the U.S. Postal Service is still juggling massive delays, budget issues and operational challenges, compounded by the many obstacles of 2020. Under fire from congressional critics and the general public, Postmaster General and ...

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