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Archaeologists discover site of Harriet Tubman’s father’s home in Maryland

Archaeologists discover site of Harriet Tubman’s father’s home in Maryland

When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service purchased a 2,600-acre tract of land on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge last year, it was done with conservation in mind. Since the refuge was established in 1933, it has lost more than 5,000 acres of marsh to open water, said Marcia Pradines, who manages the refuge. The Peter’s Neck property, though — as it’s known — is projected to remain above sea level through 2100, according to environmental surveys. Advertisement “This is basically the future of the wildlife refuge here,” Pradines said. But officials also...

Apr 20
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Maryland environmental groups plan to sue Eastern Shore factory that’s set to receive millions in taxpayer funds

Maryland environmental groups plan to sue Eastern Shore factory that’s set to receive millions in taxpayer funds

For years, neighbors and environmental groups have worried about pollution from Valley Proteins, a Dorchester County plant that boils down chicken feathers, bones and fats to be used in animal feed and biofuels. They watched in frustration as the plant continually failed to report to state regulators about the contents of its wastewater. And when Valley Proteins did report on the nitrates, ammonia and nitrogen it was discharging, the amounts often exceeded the lawful limits. Advertisement Since 2006, when the company’s water pollution permit expired, environmentalists and community members...

Apr 16
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Virginia and New York are among the latest states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Why not Maryland?

Virginia and New York are among the latest states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Why not Maryland?

When Maryland Del. Robbyn Lewis heard that Virginia had legalized recreational cannabis, she couldn’t help but think to herself: “How dare they get ahead of us on anything?” It was difficult for her to see the once-red neighboring state, where Democrats now control the governor’s mansion and both chambers of the legislature, advance past Maryland on a progressive issue, largely because of her competitive spirit, Lewis said. Advertisement “I’m very proud of them as an American,” joked the Baltimore City Democrat. “But as a Marylander? How dare they.” Virginia lawmakers voted last week to...

Apr 12
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Get ready, Maryland: The 17-year Brood X cicadas are coming in May

Get ready, Maryland: The 17-year Brood X cicadas are coming in May

Of course, this is the year the cicadas are coming. A pandemic, then an insect eruption. It just makes perfect sense. Advertisement But scientists are rejoicing over the once-every-17-years event — the arrival of the region’s largest brood of cicadas. The winged singers, part of a group called Brood X or Brood Ten, will be hard to miss. Trees, fence posts, signs and cars will all host plenty of cicadas, whose calls can approach 100 decibels — the intensity of a lawn mower. Advertisement “This is like having a National Geographic special in your backyard,” said Mike Raupp, an entomology...

Mar 4
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Maryland weather: Five or more inches of snow could fall in the Baltimore area from Wednesday night to Friday morning

Maryland weather: Five or more inches of snow could fall in the Baltimore area from Wednesday night to Friday morning

Yet another snowstorm could be headed for the Baltimore area Wednesday night. After temperatures climbed close to 50 degrees Tuesday, a cold front is pushing into the area, along with gusty winds, and wind chill temperatures Wednesday morning could be in the single digits or teens, according to the National Weather Service. Advertisement The next chance for wintry precipitation is late Wednesday night, when there’s a 70% chance of snow after midnight. A winter storm watch will be in effect from 3 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday for much of the state. Forecasters say 5 or more inches could...

Feb 16
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Member of U.S. Marshals injured, suspect killed in exchange of gunfire while serving arrest warrant, police say

Member of U.S. Marshals injured, suspect killed in exchange of gunfire while serving arrest warrant, police say

A member of the U.S. Marshals was shot Thursday morning in an exchange of gunfire in West Baltimore while serving an arrest warrant, according to Baltimore police. The suspect, a man, is dead, police spokesman Det. Donny Moses said. Advertisement U.S Marshals Commander Don Snider said the deputies were trying to arrest a man wanted on charges of attempted murder and armed robbery around 6:45 a.m. when the fugitive opened fire. The deputies shot back, he said, and the fugitive was struck along with one marshal. The wounded marshal, who was not identified, was taken to Shock Trauma with...

Feb 4
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Following Capitol siege, Maryland Democratic Party says Rep. Andy Harris must immediately resign, calling him ‘disgrace’

Following Capitol siege, Maryland Democratic Party says Rep. Andy Harris must immediately resign, calling him ‘disgrace’

The Maryland Democratic Party on Thursday called on U.S. Rep. Andy Harris to immediately resign, saying that he is a “disgrace” to the state and that he and other Republican members of Congress were complicit in the violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol that left four people dead. “Make no mistake, the Republican members of Congress who instigated this violence — including Representative Harris — are complicit in this attempted insurrection,” said a statement by state Democratic chair Yvette Lewis. “They have blood on their hands.” Advertisement Police say one woman was shot by U.S....

Jan 7
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‘Pull ya mask up’: Exchange between Baltimore mayor and activist gets national attention, inspires a remix

‘Pull ya mask up’: Exchange between Baltimore mayor and activist gets national attention, inspires a remix

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott pauses his press conference during an exchange of words with local activist Duane “Shorty” Davis about pulling up his mask. By now, it’s the subject of a TMZ story, a city health department advertisement and even a musical remix. “Shorty, pull ya mask up,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said at a news conference Tuesday about COVID-19 regulations, during an exchange that has since caught the attention of thousands on Twitter and beyond. Advertisement Despite what some from out of town thought, he wasn’t using shorty as a general nickname — he was talking to...

Jan 6
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These Maryland companies have teamed up to help grow oysters in deeper water — with the help of solar energy

These Maryland companies have teamed up to help grow oysters in deeper water — with the help of solar energy

Two Maryland companies have teamed up to design a solar-powered barge that could bring oyster farming into deeper parts of the Chesapeake Bay, improving the estuary’s oyster output and perhaps easing conflicts with watermen and waterfront landowners. The two companies — Maritime Applied Physics Corp. and the EcoLogix Group — are developing a rig mounted with solar panels that holds oysters in vertical columns up to 20 feet deep. Oysters typically grow in cages or reefs resting on the bottom of shallow water or in cages floating at the surface, so this technology would allow oyster growers...

Dec 23
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Maryland legislative audit to evaluate coronavirus spending, including purchases of tests from South Korean firm

Maryland legislative audit to evaluate coronavirus spending, including purchases of tests from South Korean firm

A state legislative audit will evaluate the Hogan administration’s acquisition of COVID-19 tests from a South Korean company, plus the purchase of masks and ventilators from a politically connected vendor, the state’s acting health secretary said Wednesday. The scrutiny by Department of Legislative Services auditors is part of an overall examination begun in June of millions of dollars in emergency procurements during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Advertisement Additionally, the department said in a letter Tuesday that it planned to expand its inquiry and produce a “special...

Dec 3
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