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Marylanders Thinking Green?

Who wants to help support the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries? A new poll suggests most people in Maryland do. Better than four in five of the 500 residents polled on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation ...

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I vote for more vacation days

Our executive editor pointed me in the direction of a provocative OpEd (“Making a better world, one office at a time“) by Traci Fenton that ran recently in The Baltimore Sun. Fenton’s workplace democracy platform has been gaining national attention ...

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Is $18 million too much?

The new Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Ralph S. Tyler, said Wednesday he will convene a hearing to see if the $18-plus million severance package for former CareFirst CEO William L. Jews (at right) is too much. Tyler is specifically looking to ...

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Don’t go hungry when disaster strikes

Have the wildfires in California and the recent drought gotten you thinking about impending survival situations? Want to show your support for the troops by sharing their diet? Whether you’re worried about earthquakes, tornados or blackouts, the Survival Food Store ...

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Proud to be a Firstborn

I did a quick poll today and realized that the overwhelming majority of those near and dear to me are “firstborns,” like me. And, according to Time, I’m in good company. Not only are firstborns traditionally high achievers (just think ...

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Montel hosts crowd at Lexington Market

Montel Williams’ message to citizens of his native Baltimore? Help is Here. At Lexington Market this morning, the talk show host addressed uninsured Americans’ access to prescription medicines. He rolled up with the “Help is Here Express” national bus tour, ...

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Some companies find it easy to be green

Last night, the EPA honored 17 organizations and businesses that are voluntarily purchasing power from renewable resources. To put these organizations’ contributions in perspective, the EPA estimates that their contributions will avoid the equivalent amount of CO2 emissions of 450,000 ...

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