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After Legislative Approval, Tesla Waits for Gov. Hogan’s Signature To Begin Selling Cars Directly To Consumers

Just minutes before Maryland’s General Assembly closed on April 13, Tesla Motors Inc. received the OK to sell its car directly to consumers. As Automotive News has noted, the legislative bill, House Bill 235, still has to be signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan before it goes into effect. If Gov. Hogan decides to sign HB […]

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Baltimore Residents’ Water, Sewer Bills Expected to Increase By 15%

For residents and landowners throughout Baltimore County, MD, the cost of water and sewer use is about to become significantly more pricey. In an effort to raise funding for much-needed infrastructural improvements, county officials recently announced their plan to raise rates for water and sewer services by 15% for residents and landowners, a price increase […]

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Crisfield Finds Innovative Way to Fund City Government

Drunk driving is a poor life decision that affects many more people than just the driver. Roughly 37% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States were the result of alcohol-related accidents. Law enforcement agencies across the country are working to reduce the instances of people driving while intoxicated by setting up checkpoints, enforcing existing laws […]

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Works with CDC to Produce Video Series on Effective Ebola Treatment

To increase preparedness for hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine has released four web-based training modules to help emergency departments treat patients with Ebola or other infectious diseases. The series, entitled “Ebola Preparedness: Emergency Department Guidelines,” helps workers to identify, triage and manage the care of patients who come in and may have Ebola. The videos […]

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Maryland May Clear the Air of Smoke and Electronic Cigarette Vapor if Clean Indoor Air Act Amendment Passes

Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act already bans cigarette smoking in public places. But now the state’s lawmakers aim to clear the air even more by banning the use of electronic cigarettes, as well. Although electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are catching on as a trendy and purportedly safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes, many local and state […]

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Chesapeake Bay Still Recovering From Pollution, Environmental Damage

The environment of the Chesapeake Bay region, which has long been plagued by pollution and overfishing, is slowly recovering — but still suffers from a steadily growing population and the increased threats of rising sea levels, warmer water temperatures and expanding urban development, reports show. According to a February 3 Reuters article, the 2013-14 environmental […]

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Two Maryland Fishing Records Broken on Same Day

Although 2015 isn’t even a month old, two record-breaking fish have already been caught this year. Kenneth Westerfeld, a 48-year-old College Point, NY man, nabbed a 28.8-pound tautog, which has already been certified as the largest one caught in Maryland and could be world-record-breaking. That same day, Lee Haile III of Towson, Maryland caught an […]