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Western Md. health exchange finds paper trail around Obamacare glitches

One of Maryland’s six health care groups contracted to enroll Marylanders in Obamacare health insurance plans has found a way around computer glitches the state has been experiencing since the health insurance exchange opened Oct. 1 – they’re going back to paper.

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Md. DNR moving offices to Rocky Gap State Park

FLINTSTONE — Portions of the Maryland Department of National Resources are moving from downtown Cumberland to offices in Rocky Gap State Park in nearby Flintstone. The Cumberland Times-News reports the first move takes place this week when the licensing office ...

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EPA regulations could devastate Maryland mining

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s restrictions on new coal and natural gas power plants meant to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change would be a disaster for Western Maryland’s coal mining business, industry representatives said. The new ...

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Group calls for western Md. counties to secede

WESTMINSTER — A group is calling for five western Maryland counties to secede and form their own state. Scott Strzelczyk, leader of the Western Maryland Initiative, says people are fed up with the liberal majority and want an “amicable divorce.” ...

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Western Md. wind farm developer gets more time

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Public Service Commission is giving a wind power developer more time to build a proposed 25-turbine project on Dan’s Mountain in Allegany County. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the commission agreed Wednesday to give Dan’s Mountain ...

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Washington’s headquarters remains a tourism draw in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND — The small log building that served as George Washington’s headquarters at the beginning and end of his military career is located right here in Cumberland. The guest book shows that visitors come from all over the world to ...

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Western Md. trail closed as Sandy’s effects linger

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s closing a popular western Maryland hiking trail because of lingering damage from Superstorm Sandy more than nine months ago. Maryland Forest Service Director Steven Koehn told the Cumberland Times-News Monday ...

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