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Author Archives: Capital News Service

Veterans’ groups trying once again for slots

ANNAPOLIS — War veterans’ organizations are taking another shot at passing legislation allowing them to operate slot machines to offset dire finances at posts across the state. The push is nothing new. For years, lawmakers have been trying to pass ...

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Md. needs more sustainable transit funding

ANNAPOLIS — When — and if — dozens of proposed transportation projects are completed, Maryland will be connected by 44 additional miles of light rail, another Baltimore train station, and more development around Metro stations. But without some change — ...

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Poverty in 4 Md. school systems above average

More than one in four school-aged children in Somerset County and Baltimore City school districts live in poverty, the highest rates in the state, according to recently released census data. In these two school districts, plus those in Dorchester and ...

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Law, technology to inform Maryland redistricting

WASHINGTON — It could drastically alter election results and affect who runs for public office. No, it’s not voting or a scandal. It’s redistricting. And the practice that occurs after each decennial census is getting a few updates in Maryland ...

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P.G. store owners charged in corruption probe were big campaign donors

COLLEGE PARK — Campaign finance records show that companies owned or affiliated with the Langley Park liquor store owner charged last month in a federal corruption investigation contributed thousands to the campaigns of several Prince George’s County elected officials in ...

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Higher security recommended for juvenile facilities

ANNAPOLIS — Poor supervision, miscommunication among staff members and lax security policies created the opportunity for two male residents to briefly escape from a Baltimore juvenile detention center in September, according to a report released last week. The report, issued ...

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