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Three Exelon utilities make the case for rate hikes (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — In less than a year, three Exelon-owned power companies have filed petitions with the Public Service Commission of Maryland to raise the price of electric bills. After Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.’s rate adjustment was granted in June, ...

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Delmarva Power, Pepco seek to raise electric bills (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — In less than a year, three Exelon-owned power companies have filed petitions with the Public Service Commission of Maryland to raise the price of electric bills. After Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.’s rate adjustment was granted in June, Delmarva ...

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Could infrastructure woes bridge candidates’ differences? (access required)

COLLEGE PARK — With big differences in economic policy separating the presidential candidates, leaving voters to sift through the speeches at the back-to-back political nominating conventions this month, one former White House policymaker said there’s common ground that could help ...

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Maryland island reclamation project troubles nearby property owner (access required)

SHERWOOD – From the sandy shores of Lowes Wharf Marina on a sunny spring morning, the view of the Chesapeake Bay couldn’t be clearer. Paul Zelinske, the owner of the marina, watches the boats sailing back and forth in the ...

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Businesses in limbo as they await Purple Line (access required)

SILVER SPRING — Optician Delmar Nelson sits alone in his office on a late winter afternoon. Just outside the door, rows of untouched eyeglasses sit in displays illuminated by yellow lights. No one has walked into his store for the ...

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Maryland’s onetime mental hospitals costing state millions annually (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Six miles outside of Annapolis lie the decaying bones of a dinosaur. They don’t belong to a prehistoric animal, but to Crownsville Hospital Center, a mostly vacant former asylum that costs the State of Maryland around a million ...

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Bills would end subminimum wages for Md. disabled workers (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — During Mat Rice’s time as a student at the Maryland School for the Blind, the disability advocate said he would work at a place openly referred to as “the workshop.” Rice, who has spastic cerebral palsy and is ...

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Van Hollen, Edwards tied in Md. Senate race (access required)

Maryland Democratic candidates Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Donna Edwards are statistically tied in the race to take over Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's senate seat, according to an average of the latest polls from NBC4/Marist and The Washington Post/University of Maryland.

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