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Attorneys argue in Maryland illegal immigrant tuition suit

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys have given arguments about whether a Maryland bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants under certain circumstances should be put to voters in November. Joseph Sandler, who argued on behalf of the measure’s supporters, said Friday ...

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Washington County agency provides volunteer recruitment

HAGERSTOWN — With budgets still tight, one Washington County agency has decided not to compete for dwindling nonprofit dollars but to support the area’s approximately 500 not-for-profit groups with precious human capital instead. Known as Volunteer Washington County, the nonprofit ...

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Elevated arsenic levels found in Washington Co.

HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland Department of the Environment says water seeping from the ground in the area of Washington County’s Old City/County Landfill was found to have an arsenic level nearly twice as high as the federal standard for drinking ...

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Printing firm adding up to 30 jobs in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN — Printing company Lehigh Phoenix says it’s expanding its Hagerstown plant as it moves production from Rockaway, N.J., to its western Maryland headquarters complex. The Washington County Economic Development Commission said Friday that the 28,000-square-foot addition will add 20 ...

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4 rural counties join in opposing PlanMaryland

ANNAPOLIS — Four rural Maryland counties say they’re joining forces against a proposed statewide development plan called PlanMaryland. Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties said Monday they have formed the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition, largely to lobby against the plan. ...

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Fed grant to aid planning for western Maryland growth

HAGERSTOWN — The Appalachian Regional Commission is working on a road map for economic growth in western Maryland. U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski announced a $70,000 grant Monday from the U.S. Commerce Department to the Tri-County Council. The ...

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2 western Md. lawmakers back gaming system reform

HAGERSTOWN — Two state lawmakers say legislation is needed to ensure that Washington County volunteer fire companies get their fair share of gambling proceeds. The Herald-Mail newspaper reports that Democratic Delegate John Donoghue and Republican Sen. Christopher Shank want to ...

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Western Maryland man imprisoned for growing pot at strip mall

HAGERSTOWN — A Sharpsburg man is going to prison for growing marijuana in a strip-mall store that was leased as a computer business. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that 33-year-old Chad Frobouck was sentenced Thursday in Hagerstown to a five-year ...

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Garagiola to launch U.S. House run

State Sen. Rob Garagiola is making it official. The Montgomery County Democrat will begin his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday at the BlackRock Center for Arts in Germantown. The announcement Friday said Garagiola, who is now ...

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