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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Goucher Poll Reveals Racial Divide in Maryland

Whites and African-Americans generally agree on the state of race relations in Maryland, but when it comes to individual issues, a divide emerges, according to a poll released Thursday. For example, the poll found 59 percent of African-Americans and 61 percent of whites agree that race relations in Maryland have gotten worse in the past […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Pitching Maryland for New Amazon Headquarters (VIDEO)

Amazon is looking for a second headquarters, and Gov. Larry Hogan says Maryland is the perfect place for it. Here’s what he said Thursday:

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September 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Top 10 for Aug 25-31

With school about to start, it’s not unusual that some of our top stories are from the education beat: increased fines for passing a school bus and mold at Sherwood High. Public safety news includes an update in the Catherine Hoggle case and a bicycle theft. And a piece on Montgomery County sending crews to […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Couple Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize (PHOTO)

A Gaithersburg couple claimed a $1 million Powerball prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters Friday. The couple has chosen to remain anonymous. The woman who purchased the winning ticket is described as a wife and mother of four who works in the education field. She posed for a photo holding a check alongside her husband, a […]

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August 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Tax Free Week in Maryland Begins: Here’s What Qualifies

Sunday kicked off Maryland’s Tax Free Week and certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are not subject to Maryland’s six-percent sales tax, according to a news release. For the first time this year, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also […]

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August 9, 2017 | Donna Evers

Homes ‘Priced-to-Sell’ Are Moving Fast in Metro Washington, DC

Homes ‘priced-to-sell’ in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region during the month of June 2017, when compared to June of 2016, were selling briskly. According to the Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS), which tracks all home listing and sale activity reported by licensed residential real estate agents, showed a 15 percent drop off in the average […]

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August 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered in Maryland in Memory of Naval Officer Xavier Martin

Flags in Maryland will be lowered to half staff on Wednesday in memory of Navy Petty Officer First Class Xavier Alec Martin of Halethorpe. Martin was killed on June 18, while serving aboard the USS Fitzgerald. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Shop Maryland Tax Free Week, Aug. 13 – 19 (VIDEO)

Have you done your back to school shopping? Shop Maryland tax free week from Aug. 13 – 19 in Maryland. Find out more in this video, below: What’s better than a shopping spree? A shopping spree without paying sales tax! 🛒#ShopMDTaxFree Aug 13-19! https://t.co/xR4i13K8G1 pic.twitter.com/wvBcLYB7uY — Peter Franchot (@peterfranchot) July 31, 2017

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nominations Wanted for 2017 William Schaefer Helping People Award

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is looking for nominations for the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. The deadline is Aug. 31. Established in 2012, the award honors the legacy of public service by former Mayor, Governor and Comptroller Schaefer. The award is presented in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City to individuals […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Maryland Ranks 11th in Health Care Costs

Maryland ranked 11th in a survey that looked at the cost of health care in each state. Only 10 other states fared better than the Free State. The study was completed by WalletHub, which offers credit scores and credit monitoring. To develop Maryland’s ranking, WalletHub found that the state was the fourth least expensive. It […]

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