Author Archives: Capital News Service

For Waxter, replacement is just not an option

ANNAPOLIS — If the Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services had his way, he’d tear down the Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center and rebuild Maryland’s only state-run, secure residential facility for female juvenile offenders from scratch. In Waxter’s place, ...

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W. Md. hopes for green resurgence

Until a few years ago, things were looking up for Western Maryland. A sound national economy and a desire for country living brought workers from Baltimore and Washington to the fringes of the state, causing the demand for domestic and ...

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Temp jobs outlook? ’Tis the seasonal

Maryland’s unemployment rate rose in October to its highest point since the recession began, but there’s hope for jobs in a report showing seasonal retail positions may surpass 2008’s poor numbers. The state’s unemployment rate inched up one-tenth of a ...

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Shore hospital’s supporters vow to fight on

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers and supporters of Kent County’s Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center promised on Wednesday to use the upcoming legislative session to fight the facility’s closure by the Board of Public Works. “That’s not it,” said Del. ...

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Nuclear power faulted as response to warming

As Maryland closes in on the construction of a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, an environmental organization has released a report calling nuclear power a step backward in the nation’s race to reduce pollution. The ...

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Md. couple: Health costs may kill business

WASHINGTON — The struggle to maintain affordable health care coverage may end a Maryland family’s 14-year “good run” of operating their own businesses. Silver Spring residents Cynthia and Eric Cathcart detailed how American middle-class families are suffering because of the ...

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