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End of census could hike state jobless rate

The majority of the 12,000 temporary census jobs created in Maryland expired in July and August, a situation that could mean an uptick for Maryland’s 7.1 percent unemployment rate. The census stopped door-to-door canvassing on July 10, and 3,400 Maryland ...

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Bringing bay’s oysters back from the brink

CAMBRIDGE — Two years after Maryland and Virginia implemented major restrictions on crab harvesting, the Chesapeake Bay’s crab population has more than doubled. Now state officials hope an oyster hatchery, combined with new oyster sanctuaries, can help bring that population ...

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