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Harriet Tubman Monument Getting National Attention

Harriet Tubman, who was born a slave on the Eastern Shore, is memorialized in her hometown of Dorchester County.


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Interior Secretary Orders National Mall Efforts

The Secretary of the Interior has issued an order requiring preservation efforts for the National Mall aimed at protecting recent improvements.


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Quote On MLK Memorial To Be Removed

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.



Md. Seeks Harriet Tubman National Monument

The state of Maryland is asking the federal government to designate part of the Eastern Shore as a national monument to abolitionist Harriet Tubman.


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Salazar Seeks To Broker Eisenhower Memorial Deal

A member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet is taking a direct interest in helping to resolve a dispute over the design of a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, which could delay the project beyond the summer, according to discussions revealed Thursday.


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Chesapeake Historic Trail System Growing

Trails along four major Chesapeake Bay tributaries are being added to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.


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Mid-Atlantic Wind Farms Take Step Forward

Maryland gets the environmental all-clear to pursue wind farm development off the coast of Ocean City. Governor O’Malley is making wind power his energy priority this session.


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Salazar To Join D.C., Md. Officials To Discuss River

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is joining Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray in celebrating the completion of more than 13 miles of Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and the ongoing work to restore the river.


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Poll: Marylanders May Be Willing To Pay More For Wind Power

Governor Martin O’Malley promotes wind power despite the potential cost increase to Maryland consumers.


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Salazar Endorses Latino Museum Plan

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a federal commission’s call to build a national museum devoted to American Latino art, history and culture next to the Capitol as part of the Smithsonian Institution.


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Salazar Reinstates Fired Park Police Chief

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reinstating a former U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded.