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Few women hold top elected offices in Maryland

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Few women hold top elected offices in Maryland

- Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the head of a Washington public policy firm who is married to Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, said this month that she’s considering a run for governor, an office that has never been held by a woman in Maryland. There have been several female gubernatorial candidates over the years, most recently Heather Mizeur, a Democrat from Montgomery County, who ran in 2014
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Study: Increasing minimum wage would cost one Maryland county 47,000 jobs

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Study: Increasing minimum wage would cost one Maryland county 47,000 jobs

- In January Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum wage in the Maryland county to $15. At the same time, he also commissioned a study on the impact of raising the minimum wage. Tuesday, PFM, the Philadelphia-based consulting group hired to investigate, turned in their report. The Washington Post’s editorial board described the results this way: According to the 146-page report by Philadelphia-based consulting group PFM, the proposed higher wage would indeed yield benefits for low-wage workers who received it, in the form of reduced stress, greater food security and better mental health
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2 Maryland officials sue for their salaries

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2 Maryland officials sue for their salaries

- ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's health secretary and the head of the Maryland Department of Planning filed a lawsuit Thursday over the state treasurer's refusal to pay their salaries because they have not received Senate confirmation. The move sets up a legal fight over the constitutional powers of the legislative and executive branches of government. Health Secretary Dennis Schrader and Wendi Peters, who heads the planning department, filed the lawsuit against Treasurer Nancy Kopp in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
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Woman Found Dead On Maryland Beach Suffocated — Possibly Run Over By Tractor Cleaning Sand?

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Woman Found Dead On Maryland Beach Suffocated — Possibly Run Over By Tractor Cleaning Sand?

- A 30-year-old woman vacationing at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, was found dead in a hole in the sand with only her arm and hand exposed. She was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. Monday by early morning walkers along the beach, who notified the workers cleaning the area and they called the police. The woman was identified as Ashley O’Connor, who was vacationing at the beach in Ocean City with her family from Plano, Texas
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4-star center Olivia Owens commits to Maryland women’s basketball

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4-star center Olivia Owens commits to Maryland women’s basketball

- Four-star center Olivia Owens announced her commitment to Maryland women’s basketball Wednesday morning, becoming the third player in the team’s class of 2018. Basketball standout Olivia Owens publicly announced that she'll be headed to University of Maryland next fall! Congrats, Olivia & GO TERPS! pic.twitter.com/iZLsxhWEW8. — NiskayunaCSD (@NiskayunaCSD) Owens is a 6’4 center from Niskayuna, New York, and is the No
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Markquese Bell is already part of Maryland football’s 2017 plans at safety

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Markquese Bell is already part of Maryland football’s 2017 plans at safety

- Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on the cornerbacks; this week, we’re continuing through the secondary with Safeties Week. Markquese Bell, S, No. 13 Height: 6’2. Weight: 208 pounds. Year: Freshman. Hometown: Bridgeton, New Jersey. High school: Bridgeton. How he got to College Park Bell committed to Maryland during the Under Armour All-American Game, choosing the Terps over Rutgers, Clemson, Ohio State and Virginia Tech
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Maryland congressman brings presidential campaign to Iowa State Fair

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Maryland congressman brings presidential campaign to Iowa State Fair

- John Delaney plans to spend a few days at the Iowa State Fair being a “normal person enjoying the fair with my family.” He’ll also talk about his plans to seek the presidency in 2020. The three-term Democratic U.S. representative from Maryland acknowledges it’s an early start by conventional standards. In fact, launching a presidential campaign 1,194 days before the election is a record, according to Smart Politics
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Maryland Brewery Tours launches trips to Howard County taprooms

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Maryland Brewery Tours launches trips to Howard County taprooms

- As tourists piled out of the bus and into Manor Hill Brewing’s farmhouse-style taproom, Chad D’Amore asked the group what they wanted to do first: take a tour of the brewery or try the beer. They chose the beer. The group was on the maiden voyage of Maryland Brewery Tours, which launched its afternoon trips to four Howard County Breweries on Fourth of July weekend
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Mystery After Vacationer is Found Buried on Maryland Beach with Only One Arm Visible Through Sand

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Mystery After Vacationer is Found Buried on Maryland Beach with Only One Arm Visible Through Sand

- Maryland police are investigating the death of a Texas vacationer who was found dead in a hole on an Ocean City beach with just one arm showing through the sand, authorities said. Ocean City police arrived at the beach at around 6:30 a.m. on Monday to find Ashley O’Connor, 30, dead in the sand, officials announced in a statement. The body was removed at around 4:15 p
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Panel hears of of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland

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Panel hears of of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland

- A commission established to explore Maryland’s options to respond to a possible repeal of Obamacare heard an accounting of the program’s accomplishments in the state Tuesday as well as warnings about the effects of President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to dismantle it. The Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, created by the General Assembly this year, launched its efforts to prepare for change in federal health programs less than a week after a Trump-backed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in the U
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Mom says Liberian hospital refused to treat Spelman student after car crash

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Mom says Liberian hospital refused to treat Spelman student after car crash

- A Spelman College student’s death could’ve been prevented if doctors hadn’t refused her treatment at a Liberia hospital, her mother told Channel 2 Action News. “If I gave you money now, can you give her life back?” Orthea Yates told Channel 2. “Can't you just save the life and we talk about money later. Give her a chance to fight; she was not given the opportunity to fight
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Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore

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Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore

- A Maryland transportation officer and his two companions are being investigated after police said shots fired from a boat they were operating near the Key Bridge in Baltimore left several birds dead, and some ammunition may have passed near an evening dinner cruise ship. Authorities said five birds, including a federally protected gull and a double-crested cormorant, were killed in the July 21 incident and more than 300 rounds of ammunition for several weapons were found in the boat
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A soccer star from Maryland won a college scholarship. But ICE plans to deport him.

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A soccer star from Maryland won a college scholarship. But ICE plans to deport him.

- Foster McCune will play Division I soccer at Georgetown University this fall. Matt and Ben Di Rosa, twins from Washington's Chevy Chase neighborhood, will play for the University of Maryland.
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Police and park ranger save bald eagle hit by a car in Maryland

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Police and park ranger save bald eagle hit by a car in Maryland

- by Stephen Pimpo Jr./ABC7. ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) — Natural Resources Police and a park ranger were there to save a bald eagle Monday night after it got hit by a car in Maryland. Maryland NRP officers and a Rocky Gap State Park ranger found the eagle after a car struck the bird on Interstate 68 near the Washington and Allegany County lines
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Body of 30-Year-Old Vacationer Found Buried on Maryland Beach

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Body of 30-Year-Old Vacationer Found Buried on Maryland Beach

- The body of a vacationer from Texas has been discovered buried in a hole in sand on a beach in Ocean City , Maryland. Maryland police are investigating the death of 30-year-old Ashley O’Connor, from Plano, Texas. Her body was recovered Monday afternoon by the Ocean City Police Forensics Services Unit with assistance from Maryland State Police crime scene technicians, according to a police statement
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Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore

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Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore

- A Maryland transportation officer and his two companions are being investigated after police said shots fired from a boat they were operating near the Key Bridge in Baltimore left several birds dead, and some ammunition may have passed near an evening dinner cruise ship. Authorities said five birds, including a federally protected gull and a double-crested cormorant, were killed in the July 21 incident and more than 300 rounds of ammunition for several weapons were found in the boat
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  • Cummings Surges as Clear Winner in Debate
    Cummings Surges as Clear Winner in Debate

    , bushchicken.com

    The first presidential debate to feature top candidates concluded with Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress emerging as the clear winner. Cummings came prepared to articulate his vision for the country and propose concrete plans, answering all questions posed by the moderators, while some participants, noticeably Unity Party’s Joseph Boakai, sidestepped numerous questions. The vice president appeared to give the most underwhelming performance in the debate, avoiding important questions for voters by offering ambiguous metaphors as answers
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Politics & Government

  • Four Presidential Candidates Meet to Defend Political Platforms
    Four Presidential Candidates Meet to Defend Political Platforms

    , bushchicken.com

    MONROVIA, Montserrado – Four major presidential candidates have met at a national forum to defend their individual platforms to lead the country. All Liberian Party standard bearer Benoni Urey, vice president and standard bearer of Unity Party Joseph Boakai, the Alternative National Congress’ Alexander Cummings, and Charles Brumskine of Liberty Party participated in the debate. Presenting his platform, Urey said if elected as president, his administration would work to get the country back on its path of progress and development by strengthening the economy, reconcile the population and decentralize the country’s resources
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Sports

  • 4-star center Olivia Owens commits to Maryland women’s basketball
    4-star center Olivia Owens commits to Maryland women’s basketball

    , testudotimes.com

    Four-star center Olivia Owens announced her commitment to Maryland women’s basketball Wednesday morning, becoming the third player in the team’s class of 2018. Basketball standout Olivia Owens publicly announced that she'll be headed to University of Maryland next fall! Congrats, Olivia & GO TERPS! pic.twitter.com/iZLsxhWEW8. — NiskayunaCSD (@NiskayunaCSD) Owens is a 6’4 center from Niskayuna, New York, and is the No
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Business

  • Liberia: renewable energy sector set to be transformed
    Liberia: renewable energy sector set to be transformed

    , theliberiantimes.com

    The African Development Bank through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has endorsed a $23.25 million grant to help transform Liberia’s renewable energy sector. The funds will be used to develop a 9.8MW hydropower plant at Gbedin Falls on the Mano River in Nimba County, providing a low-cost, sustainable and reliable source of electricity to Liberians. The Bank explained in a statement that the project will be funded by the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP), a programme under the CIF which aims to empower transformation in developing countries by demonstrating the economic, social and environmental viability of renewable energy
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Health

  • Panel hears of of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland
    Panel hears of of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland

    , baltimoresun.com

    A commission established to explore Maryland’s options to respond to a possible repeal of Obamacare heard an accounting of the program’s accomplishments in the state Tuesday as well as warnings about the effects of President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to dismantle it. The Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, created by the General Assembly this year, launched its efforts to prepare for change in federal health programs less than a week after a Trump-backed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in the U
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Family & Parenting

  • Enticing Pregnant Women in Liberia to Give Birth in Health Centers
    Enticing Pregnant Women in Liberia to Give Birth in Health Centers

    , nytimes.com

    Photo GANTA, Liberia — Evelyn Dolo saved a teenage girl’s life, but not out of good will alone, she admits. A traditional birth attendant for more than 15 years in the small Liberian village of Zahmboyee, Ms. Dolo was summoned one night to help the teenage girl deliver her baby. Ms. Dolo rushed the girl to the nearest hospital, about 25 miles away, where she was immediately taken into surgery
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Society & Culture

  • Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore
    Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore

    , baltimoresun.com

    A Maryland transportation officer and his two companions are being investigated after police said shots fired from a boat they were operating near the Key Bridge in Baltimore left several birds dead, and some ammunition may have passed near an evening dinner cruise ship. Authorities said five birds, including a federally protected gull and a double-crested cormorant, were killed in the July 21 incident and more than 300 rounds of ammunition for several weapons were found in the boat
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Church Group Seeks Partnership with Liberia
    Church Group Seeks Partnership with Liberia

    , theliberiantimes.com

    The senior coordinator of His Church, a non-denominational Christian group in the United Kingdom, Richard Humphrey, informed Ministry of Youth and Sports officials last Friday of a partnership with the government to bring into the country a huge consignment of sports materials free of charge. He said the organization is already working through the office of Vice President Joseph Boakai in support of his National High School Football and Kickball Championship
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Entertainment & Arts

  • “The Land Beneath Our Feet” Documentary to be Screened in Four Counties
    “The Land Beneath Our Feet” Documentary to be Screened in Four Counties

    , bushchicken.com

    QUEEZAHN, Grand Bassa – A documentary on land issues in Liberia, titled “The Land Beneath Our Feet,” is expected to be launched locally over the next couple of days. Several Liberians are featured in the cast of the film, including famed musician Miatta Fahnbulleh (who narrates the film), the celebrated environmentalist Silas Siakor, and Emmanuel K. Urey, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Education

  • Mercy Corps Donates Solar Energy Equipment to J.W. Pearson High School
    Mercy Corps Donates Solar Energy Equipment to J.W. Pearson High School

    , bushchicken.com

    GOMPA, Nimba – The John Wesley Pearson High School in Ganta received a donation of assorted solar energy equipment from Mercy Corps last week as a means of providing lighting on the campus. The donation is part of Mercy Corps’ plan for an additional 59 public facilities within the country that would include public schools and clinics. Cephas Tetteh, Mercy Corps’ energy specialist, made the symbolic presentation on behalf of his institution, in the presence of the press
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Farming

  • Residents of a Small Town in River Cess Start Cassava Cooperative Farm
    Residents of a Small Town in River Cess Start Cassava Cooperative Farm

    , bushchicken.com

    LITTLE LIBERIA, River Cess – Timbo United for Development, a community organization in a small town in River Cess, has started cassava farming to improve the living standards of inhabitants of their community. The organization is based in Little Liberia, a town of approximately 250 persons in southwestern River Cess, about five miles away from the River Cess capital of Cestos
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Law & Crime

  • 2 Maryland officials sue for their salaries
    2 Maryland officials sue for their salaries

    , richmond.com

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's health secretary and the head of the Maryland Department of Planning filed a lawsuit Thursday over the state treasurer's refusal to pay their salaries because they have not received Senate confirmation. The move sets up a legal fight over the constitutional powers of the legislative and executive branches of government. Health Secretary Dennis Schrader and Wendi Peters, who heads the planning department, filed the lawsuit against Treasurer Nancy Kopp in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
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Media & Information

  • World Bank Ends Website Development Training for Media Houses
    World Bank Ends Website Development Training for Media Houses

    , bushchicken.com

    MONROVIA, Montserrado – At least 30 media workers have received certificates after participating in a weeklong website development and management training organized by the World Bank office in Liberia. The participants are journalists and webmasters of several media institutions in Monrovia. They were certified during an official ceremony held on Wednesday. World Bank country manager in Liberia, Larisa Leshchenko, said the training was held after an assessment which identified capacity gaps for the media in the country
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Life & Style

  • Why Quincy B's Best Friends Left Liberia - Liberian Daily Observer
    Why Quincy B's Best Friends Left Liberia - Liberian Daily Observer

    , theliberiantimes.com

    The industry needs more talented artists When the above picture surfaced showing the late Quincy B’s best friends in an airplane leaving Liberia, many thought the duo wanted to escape from the pain and emptiness of losing their friend and music promoter/engineer. That was not the case. According to the duo, they left to better the industry and themselves. HomeBoy Jethro and Yung Class Weezy said they left for Ghana to learn professional audio production
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Science & Nature

  • Liberia: renewable energy sector set to be transformed
    Liberia: renewable energy sector set to be transformed

    , theliberiantimes.com

    The African Development Bank through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has endorsed a $23.25 million grant to help transform Liberia’s renewable energy sector. The funds will be used to develop a 9.8MW hydropower plant at Gbedin Falls on the Mano River in Nimba County, providing a low-cost, sustainable and reliable source of electricity to Liberians. The Bank explained in a statement that the project will be funded by the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP), a programme under the CIF which aims to empower transformation in developing countries by demonstrating the economic, social and environmental viability of renewable energy
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Motoring

  • Renault-Liberia dedicates new showroom - The New Dawn Liberia

    , theliberiantimes.com

    The Mayor of Monrovia, Madam Clara Doe-Mvogo says the construction of an up-to-date Renault corporate showroom on Capitol Bye-pass in central Monrovia by Elias Antoune Motors has added more beautification to the capital. Cutting the ribbon to the new showroom in Monrovia on Thursday, 20 July Mayor Mvogo notes, “The city of Monrovia is very honored to have a showroom of this caliber
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