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What Maryland Could Look Like Under Gov. Wes Moore, According to Political Experts – NBC4 Washington
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What Maryland Could Look Like Under Gov. Wes Moore, According to Political Experts – NBC4 Washington

Democrat Wes Moore is projected to become the first Black governor of Maryland, taking the office back from the GOP with a defeat of Republican state Del. Dan Cox, who was supported by former President Donald Trump but not term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Moore, a combat veteran and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations, campaigned on creating equal opportunity for Maryland residents. “He talks about social issues more than he talks about government itself,” said Sunil Dasgupta, a University of Maryland Baltimore County political science professor and host of the “I Hate Politics” podcast. “That’s what he does; that’s what he’s talked about throughout the campaign trail. Why should we not expect that to be what he will actually ...
Deputies Find 5 Dead in Maryland Home After Shooting Report
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Deputies Find 5 Dead in Maryland Home After Shooting Report

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — Five adults were found dead in a Maryland home after deputies responded to reports of a shooting, according to a sheriff.The Charles County Sheriff's office said in a tweet that deputies responded to the home in La Plata at 4 p.m. Friday in response to the shooting reports.The sheriff's office said investigators found five adults dead inside of the house in the city about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Washington, D.C. The sheriff's office said there isn't a threat to the public and that the situation “appears to be isolated to the residence.”Investigators were working to determine the relationship between the people found dead.A spokeswoman for the sheriff's office didn't immediately respond to an email Saturday asking if investigators could release more informa...
WVa Group Begins Monkeypox Education Efforts in Appalachia
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WVa Group Begins Monkeypox Education Efforts in Appalachia

By JOHN RABY, Associated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group said Monday it has been awarded $100,000 in grants for monkeypox vaccination and education efforts among LGTBQ individuals in 13 Appalachian states.The Community Education Group received $50,000 grants each from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare to develop and distribute materials, offer grants and hold meetings aimed at reducing cultural stigmas and barriers related to the virus, the group said in a statement.CEG will create and distribute monkeypox digital resource guides to more than 300 Appalachian health departments, along with rural healthcare associations and LGBTQ groups.CEG also will accept applications for mini-grants from organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi,...
Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $47M for Projects
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Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $47M for Projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission is granting $47 million to 52 projects aimed at economic diversification in communities affected by job losses in the coal industry.The funding, which comes from the commission’s POWER Initiative, will reach 181 counties. The funding is the largest to date since the initiative was launched in 2015, the commission said Monday in a statement. It is aimed at creating jobs, expanding skills training and attracting private investments to support industries such as agriculture, food and tourism.“Our coal-impacted communities are a vital part of Appalachia’s 13 states and 423 counties — when our coal communities thrive, our entire region is uplifted,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin.The POWER Initiative is funded by Congress ...
Biden’s Pot Pardons Could Boost States’ Legalization Drives
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Biden’s Pot Pardons Could Boost States’ Legalization Drives

By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated PressLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — There are few surprises expected on Election Day in solidly Republican Arkansas, where Donald Trump's former press secretary is heavily favored in the race for governor and other GOP candidates are considered locks.But one big exception is the campaign to make Arkansas the first state in the South to legalize recreational marijuana. A proposal to change the state's constitution is drawing millions of dollars from opponents and supporters of legalization, with ads crowding the airwaves.President Joe Biden's recent announcement that he will pardon thousands of people for simple marijuana possession has shined a new spotlight on the legalization efforts in Arkansas and four other states. Voters in Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota ...
Meet the Judge Who Tamed the Musk-Twitter Trial
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Meet the Judge Who Tamed the Musk-Twitter Trial

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated PressDOVER, Del. (AP) — A lawyer for billionaire Elon Musk had barely begun speaking during a recent hearing when the Delaware judge presiding over Twitter's lawsuit against Musk abruptly cut her off.“Skip the rhetoric and go to the meat,” Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick said bluntly.The judge's tone that day illuminates the no-nonsense approach she brings as the first woman to lead Delaware’s 230-year-old Court of Chancery. The court is America’s go-to venue for high-stakes disputes involving some of the world’s biggest companies, many of which call Delaware their legal home.This court fight between the world’s richest man and the influential social platform could easily have become a circus, particularly given Musk’s penchant for chaos. That hasn’t...
Century-Old Nonprofit Goodwill on Taking Thrifting Online
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Century-Old Nonprofit Goodwill on Taking Thrifting Online

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Goodwill is expanding its online presence, promising high tech features from digitized receipts to personalized alerts.The 120-year-old Maryland-based nonprofit organization this week launched GoodwillFinds, a shopping venture that is making roughly 100,000 donated items available for purchase online and expanding Goodwill’s internet presence that until now had been limited to auction sites like ShopGoodwill.com or individual stores selling donations online via eBay and Amazon. GoodwillFinds aims to offer 1 million items online in the next year or two.Spearheading the venture is Matthew Kaness, newly appointed CEO of the online shopping arm who has 20 years of retail experience. GoodwillFinds is a separate entity from Goodwill Indust...
US Shift Away From Coal Hits Tribal Community in New Mexico
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US Shift Away From Coal Hits Tribal Community in New Mexico

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressKIRTLAND, N.M. (AP) — The clamor of second graders breaking away from lessons to form lunch lines has gotten quieter in a rural New Mexico community, where families losing coal jobs have been forced to pack up and leave in search of work.At Judy Nelson Elementary, 1 in 4 students have left in an exodus spurred by decisions made five years ago to shutter a coal-fired power plant and mine that sit just up the road from the school in a largely Navajo community. The plant and mine had provided electricity to millions of people across the southwestern U.S. for nearly a half-century.The San Juan Generating Station burned its last bit of coal Thursday. The remaining workers will spend the coming weeks draining water from the plant, removing chemicals and...
Port Operator Faces $21M in Damages Over Buyout Dispute
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Port Operator Faces $21M in Damages Over Buyout Dispute

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated PressDOVER, Del. (AP) — The company that privatized operations at the port of Wilmington several years ago owes more than $21 million in damages for breaching an agreement to buy the port’s former stevedoring firm, a Delaware judge ruled Monday.Vice Chancellor Lori Will also found GT USA Wilmington in contempt for violating a court confidentiality order by using materials it obtained in defending itself in a 2018 lawsuit filed by Murphy Marine Services to negotiate a deal with one of Murphy Marine’s largest customers.Monday’s ruling came more than a year after a different Chancery Court judge ruled that GT was bound by the terms of a 2018 letter agreement regarding the purchase and sale of 100% of the equity interest of Murphy Marine.Will ruled Monday that G...
Prosecutors seek to vacate “Serial” subject’s conviction
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Prosecutors seek to vacate “Serial” subject’s conviction

Prosecutors seek to vacate "Serial" subject's conviction - CBS News Watch CBS News Maryland prosecutors are asking for a retrial in the case of Adnan Syed, whose case was featured in "Serial," a popular podcast series. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link