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Baltimore High School Students To See Boost In Their GPA

Thousands of Baltimore City high school students will see a boost in their GPA this fall.

08/16/2015

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Environment Secretary Pledges Fracking Policy Transparency

Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles says his agency will gather more information and listen to citizens as it develops rules for fracking in the state.

08/11/2015

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U.S. Won’t Prosecute Hostages’ Families Who Pay Ransom

In a softening of longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution — part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday.

06/23/2015

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Lawmakers And Educators Butt Heads With Gov. Hogan

This may be the biggest policy disagreement between the governor and the General Assembly this year.

04/21/2015

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Md. Universities Updating Sexual Misconduct Policy

The University System of Maryland is updating policies on sexual misconduct, including assault and harassment, as the issue of rape on campus receives greater scrutiny from the federal government.

06/03/2014

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Carroll County Reverts To Disputed Prayer Policy

Prayer is back on the agenda in Carroll County. The county’s commissioners, buoyed by a Supreme Court ruling in a case from upstate New York, voted to reinstate praying in their meetings.

05/08/2014

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Gubernatorial Candidates Clash On Economic Policy

All three Democratic candidates in the governor’s race agree Maryland’s economic policies need work, but they disagree sharply about how much.

04/17/2014

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Openly Gay Boy Scout From Md. Celebrates New Policy

A Maryland teen is celebrating a controversial decision by the Boy Scouts of America. On the first day of the New Year, the organization allowed openly gay youth to remain Boy Scouts.

01/02/2014

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Website Glitches & Canceled Policies: Md. Health Exchange Under Scrutiny

Maryland’s top doc says he’s not satisfied with the operation of the state’s health exchange.

11/26/2013

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Some Canceled Md. Health Policies Can Be Renewed

Maryland’s insurance commissioner says individual policies that don’t comply with the federal health care overhaul can be extended through the end of next year.

11/20/2013

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NFL Begins Clear Bag Policy

For security reasons, fans can no longer bring backpacks or large bags into stadiums. The NFL is ratcheting up its safety measures in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

08/06/2013

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Gov. O’Malley Criticizes Economic Policies Of National GOP

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says “trickle-down politics” of the Republican party are primarily to blame for the nation’s economic troubles.

05/30/2013

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