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Maryland filled two new climate change jobs. The goal is to reduce emissions and handle disasters

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced two new positions on Wednesday aimed at addressing the causes and effects of climate change and other environmental threats. Moore, a Democrat, appointed Meghan Conklin as the state's first chief sustainability officer, who will focus on meeting the state's environmental goals, including reducing emissions.  He also appointed Michael Hinson to be Maryland's first chief resilience officer, the governor's office said in […]

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Former top prosecutor for Baltimore convicted in perjury case tied to purchase of Florida homes

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore was convicted on Thursday of charges that she lied about the finances of a side business to improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic, using the money to buy two Florida homes. A federal jury convicted former Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby of two counts of perjury after a trial that started Monday.  Mosby served two […]

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Maryland medical waste incinerator to pay $1.75M fine for exposing public to biohazardous material

BALTIMORE (AP) — A medical waste processing company has pleaded guilty to dozens environment-related charges and agreed to pay $1.75 million in fines after state prosecutors accused a south Baltimore incineration plant of exposing the public to biohazardous material. The fine incurred by Curtis Bay Energy is among the highest environmental penalties in Maryland's history. The Maryland Attorney General's Office announced the settlement Tuesday at a news conference outside the […]

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Political action committee fined in Maryland for text message without identifying line

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A conservative political action committee has been fined $20,250 in Maryland for failing to include information in the text message to identify who was sending it during a school board election, officials said Thursday. The 1776 Project PAC was fined for sending 13,879 text messages to Carroll County voters in last year's school board election without noting it was the source of the message, according to […]

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Orioles announce new 30-year deal to stay at Camden Yards on same night they clinch AL East

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have reached a deal with the state of Maryland that keeps the team at Camden Yards for at least 30 years, according to an announcement after the third inning of Thursday night's game against Boston. Between innings, a message appeared on the scoreboard telling the crowd about the agreement between the Orioles, the state, Gov. Wes Moore and the Maryland Stadium Authority. The Democratic […]

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Revised report on Maryland church sex abuse leaves 5 church leaders’ names still redacted

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's Attorney General Anthony Brown has released a less-redacted version of its report on child sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. But the updated report released Tuesday continues to redact the names of five Catholic church leaders. That's due to ongoing appeals to a judge's decision to make the information public. While the names of the high-ranking church leaders already have been reported by local media, […]

today09/28/2023 16


Maryland officials announce $120M for K-12 behavioral health services

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are highlighting the availability of $120 million in grants for mental health services to help K-12 students over the next year and a half. Senate President Bill Ferguson, a Baltimore Democrat, described the funding at a news conference on Tuesday as a historic investment that is critical to the state's 900,000 school children at a time when kids are facing the stresses of the […]

today09/22/2023 5


Maryland apologizes to man wrongly convicted of murder, agrees to $340K payment for years in prison

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The State of Maryland will pay more than $340,000 to compensate a man who spent five years in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder and assault. Maryland Gov. Wes Moore apologized to Demetrius Smith Wednesday at a meeting of the state board that approved the settlement. Smith was released in 2013 after spending five years behind bars for a murder and an assault he did […]

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Maryland’s schools superintendent withdraws his request to extend his contract

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's superintendent of schools is withdrawing his request for a second term "to pursue other opportunities." Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury and the state school board made the announcement Friday in a joint statement. Choudhury's contract expires in June 2024, and he had faced mounting scrutiny over his management style. The board says it intends to present plans for transition and a national search by its upcoming Sept. […]

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