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Sarbanes: Environmental education must be priority

WASHINGTON — Maryland Congressman John P. Sarbanes says environmental education must be a national priority. Sarbanes made the comments Monday after participating in a White House Summit on Environmental Education. Sarbanes says research shows hands-on, outdoor environmental education helps student ...

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NAACP head to give keynote at LGBT conference

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will deliver the keynote speech at a national conference on rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Jealous is scheduled to speak at the conference Thursday night in Baltimore. Under Jealous, the National Association ...

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Trial begins for accused Prince George’s detective

UPPER MARLBORO — Prosecutors are describing a Prince George’s County police detective accused of reselling guns seized from criminals as a “gun dealer on the street with a badge.” The remarks were made Monday during opening statements in the trail ...

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Maryland coalition calls for 4-fold flush fee hike

ANNAPOLIS — A coalition of Maryland environmental groups is calling for a four-fold increase in the so-called flush fee for sewage and septic system upgrades. A state task force is considering recommending a doubling of the $30 fee in 2013, ...

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AG Holder, Sonja Sohn speak at ‘Defending Childhood’ hearing

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Sonja Sohn, who played Kima Greggs on HBO's "The Wire," were the headliners at the Defending Childhood Task Force hearing held Tuesday morning at the University of Maryland's law school in Baltimore. Baseball legend Joe Torre is co-chair of the task force, which collects testimony about children exposed to violence.

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Task force: Clear policies required on incentives to developers

A city task force examining taxpayer incentives to developers is recommending new criteria for the awards, including profit sharing on all projects, independent monitors and possible use of such inducements to help rebuild Baltimore’s middle class. The task force’s report ...

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O’Malley task force could propose sewer fee hike of 300%

ANNAPOLIS — A governor’s task force on sustainable growth on Tuesday heard a proposal to double and eventually triple Marylanders’ monthly water and sewer fee of $2.50 for Chesapeake Bay restoration. Because of funding shortfalls, the workgroup also recommended extending ...

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