: News

Filed Under:

Maryland Stresses Importance Of Census

Play associated audio

Maryland is preparing for the 2010 census by working to make sure all the state's residents are counted.

The federal Census Bureau conducts the survey, but states have a vested interest in making sure the count is accurate. Census data affects federal funding decisions on education, health care, and transportation among other areas.

Governor Martin O'Malley says for the state to get its fair share of federal money, all residents need to return the census forms that will be mailed out starting next March.

Maryland has begun an outreach plan that includes advertising on buses, at Motor Vehicle Administration branches, and state and county Web sites.

In the last census in 2000 Maryland's population was just under 5.3 million, making it the 19th most populous state in the nation.

Matt McCleskey reports...

NPR

Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
NPR

Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
WAMU 88.5

A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

NPR

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.