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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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Fire up the corn stove, and pay less for heat

MOUNT RAINIER — On a brisk fall night here, Brent Bolin fires up his corn-burning stove. “It’s great you can have some heat while you’re sitting in your living room or doing whatever,” said the 33-year-old National Institutes of Health ...

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State revenues may finally be on the rise

ANNAPOLIS — State revenues may be on the rise after plummeting over the last two years, according to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Although still lagging, revenues over the last month have started to move in the right direction. ...

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Md., Va., Del. agree to wind partnership

The governors of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware have agreed to a partnership to encourage the deployment of offshore wind energy in the region, hoping to capitalize on the mid-Atlantic’s enormous offshore wind resources. Govs. Martin O’Malley, Tim Kaine and Jack ...

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