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Human Trafficking Part 1: Trafficking hidden in dozens of Md. communities while authorities struggle to fight it

Published on August 2nd, 2015 | by Capital News Service

Their stories, taken from court records, sketch out a common theme: Traffickers find vulnerable young women, seduce them with promises of security, then force them into the sex trade. When they resist, they are beaten, drugged, threatened with the loss of their children. And the businesses are everywhere. From a brick house in a quiet neighborhood to a three-star hotel near a swanky mall, sex trafficking has infiltrated the most ordinary of surroundings in Maryland. ... Read More


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State Roundup, July 31, 2015

Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan makes unilateral decision to shutter Detention Center immediately, sending male inmates to other nearby facilities, making defense attorneys “weirdly happy;” Hogan blasts FEMA for not declaring riot-torn Baltimore City a disaster area; in the meantime, U.S. Rep. Cummings, Sen. Mikulski seek federal aid for inner cities; Rockville Confederate statue vandalised, causes controversy as mayor ignores City Council recommendation for its removal; gun lobby drops from big spending list in Annapolis; U.S. Rep. Van Hollen backing Iran nuclear deal; and state Del. McIntosh backs Van Hollen for Senate... Read More


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Hogan shuts jail, evoking memories of ‘Do it now’ Schaefer

Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Gov. Larry Hogan's performance in Baltimore Thursday evoked memories of William Donald Schaefer, the legendary "Do it now" mayor and governor, as Hogan announced the immediate closing of the Baltimore City Detention Center. Hogan's large bald head from his chemotherapy added to the impression, but it was more the tone, attitude and approach that was Schaeferesque: impatient, angry, concerned with the people affected, and denigrating those other politicians who couldn't get the job done... Read More


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State Roundup, July 30, 2015

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan to announce shutdown of Baltimore City Detention Center; drug possession with intent to distribute is No. 1 reason Marylanders end up in state prison; U.S. Rep. Cummings pushes price cut of heroin overdose antidote; state officials see Maryland jobs growth in national insurance company mergers; Frederick officials worried about short-term federal funding of transit projects; Va. gov. continues futile war of words on whose “owns” Maryland blue crabs; Simonaires seek good Samaritan waiver for those saving child’s life; former Mikulski aide Del. Maggie McIntosh to endorse Van Hollen for Mikulski’s Senate seat; and U.S. Sen. Cardin says Indian Head Naval facility safe from closure for now... Read More


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State Roundup, July 29, 2015

Published on July 29th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan puts highway engineering plans online for free download, saving contractors time and money to obtain them; small businesses complain about ACA and state regs when it comes to insuring employees; industry, environmentalists both criticize Hogan administration’s smog reduction plan; Ag Secretary Bartenfelder tours Cecil County Fair, says Maryland State Fair too commercial; study finds no matter the ability, gun training is needed; after Chemo Round 2, Gov. Hogan proudly sports new Kojak look; Glenn Ivey secures Hispanic leadership support in race for Congress; Donna Edwards’ campaign, holds its nose, takes outside funds in race for the Senate; and new Prince George’s police station almost ready to open, but can’t afford the cops... Read More


Education

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New PARCC tests of Common Core standards saving money

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

A new Maryland commission to study over-testing of children in public schools has yet to begin work, but new standardized tests based on the Common Core curriculum standards are already saving the state money, and four out of five Maryland students who took the tests did them online... Read More


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State Roundup, July 28, 2015

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Medical marijuana grower hopes to set up operation in Washington County, but some state lawmakers concerned about proposal; Gov. Hogan to chair economic panel of NGA; Yumi Hogan hosts Korean delegation at Government House; state Sen. Middleton says new ride-sharing law needs cleaning up; Virginia governor attempts to fire shot at Maryland over who can claim Maryland blue crabs; and prez candidate O’Malley takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton’s Wall St. connections, while having his own conversion on criminal justice. ... Read More


Environment

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Federal facilities play role in Bay cleanup

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Maryland Reporter

The federal government is one of the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s largest landowners and manages an area roughly the size of Delaware’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, or 5.4 percent of the entire basin. The land and facilities it controls share little in common except that they are all under federal management, and their owners, like all landowners, have a responsibility to reduce their pollution to meet the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load... Read More


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